Sleeping Beauty at the Ensemble Theater through Jan 4

I was excited to be offered media tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, and even more thrilled to find out that the production was on my daughter’s 12th birthday. What made it even more special, is that this same daughter is performing Sleeping Beauty with her Musical Theater homeschool class in the spring. I thought that she’d be able to see how they performed the show and compare it to how her group is performing it. I was even more surprised to find out that this Sleeping Beauty is nothing like the Sleeping Beauty that she is doing. Everything about it was different, the story, the music, the characters. Despite being a completely different show, we enjoyed every minute of it! The costumes are bright and colorful, the music is fun and the story kept us guessing! The ETC’s production has a few similarities including a king and a queen, a princess named Briar Rose, a prince, some fairies, and an evil witch who casts a spell on the beautiful princess causing her to prick her finger. That’s about where the similarities end. She’s pricked by a rose instead of a needle, she isn’t whisked away into the woods to be raised by the fairies, instead, the fairies try protect her by magically eliminating all the roses in the kingdom. The show is great for kids and adults. Its not specifically written for kids, but the younger princesses sitting near me all really enjoyed it. I’d also be comfortable taking another adult to the show–its not just for kids! My 12 year old daughter...