7/12/2013 8:00:00 PM Children's Operetta Workshop
presents Penny Ante Pirates
Singing “I Don’t Wish for Fish!” the village children are tired of eating fish all of the time since they live in a seaside town. Pictured (l to r): Malaury Bale, Lexy McKnight, Claire Willman, and Keelyn Schaefer.
Children's Operetta Workshop's is presenting its 17th annual program, Penny Ante Pirates. It is a hilarious tale of pirates who invade a quaint seaside village. Written and scripted by Diane Dean, Highland Park Elementary librarian, Rana McCoy added the music and lyrics.
The programs feature young people from the area, giving them an opportunity to grow their individual talents and poise on and off stage. It is a fun process, and most of the assistants back stage are former cast members who are now in musicals in high school, college, or professionally. The stories have included many of the popular fairy tales, patriotic themes, Christmas in July, Oklahoma Centennial, and several written specifically for the kids by Rana McCoy.
A family show will be presented on July 15, and three shows free to the public will be presented on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Stillwater Public Library at 12th and Duck. Sponsors making the program possible are Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater National Bank, Charlie's Drug, THE Bank N.A., G&M Body Shop, Chris' University Spirit, ONCUE, Kicker, Pioneer Tire, Wal-Mart, Mazzio's, Continental Concrete, Randy Loendorf, Fisher-Provence Realtors, and Instrumental Inspirations Music Studio.
Auditions for next year's show, Cinderella, will be held in March 2014 for second thru seventh graders.