The students will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at the school. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students. All proceeds from the play will go to the drama club.
The play will also be performed Friday morning for students at the school.
Becky Wells, a sixth-grade teacher at the school, is serving as the play’s director. Carla Tucker, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, is the assistant director. “The kids have worked very hard on this,” Wells said. “In all, we will have had 33 rehearsals by this time Thursday.”
Despite the hard work, Wells said the students — who are in fifth through eighth grades — have fun.
“They have a blast,” she said. “We’ve been doing this for the past 12 years or so, and every year it’s so much fun for the kids.”
The play includes characters from well-known fairy tales such as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “the Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel” and others.
Cast members, and the parts they play, include Alie May, Goldilocks; Erik Pare, Papa Bear; Ariana Brannon, Mama Bear; Adam Mote, Baby Bear; Abby Rutledge, Jack Horner; Kristien Posey, Gypsy; Alexis Gilbert, Butcher; Haley Shedd, Jill; Karina Wilkerson, Red Riding Hood; Kayley Stratton, Wolf; Zoey Bowman, Baker; Megan Davis, Candlestick Maker; Taylor Earnest, Witch; Emily Keeton, Grandmother; Dylan Cole, Woodsman; Abbey Darnell, Hayward Pig; Alleigh Shedd, Stickly Pig; Hannah Shedd, Mason Pig; Crimson Stanger, Hansel; and Lexi Key, Gretel. Members of the stage crew are Sarah Wakefield, Ashley Cornelius and Becky Haley.