Discover the magic of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’

November 20, 2009

By Chantelle Lusebrink

Shannon Merz and Jacob Bernado rehearse a scene from Issaquah Middle School’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ — By Phil Palios

Shannon Merz and Jacob Bernado rehearse a scene from Issaquah Middle School’s "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." — By Phil Palios

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 20, 2009

Issaquah Middle School’s Squak Valley Players are stepping into C.S. Lewis’ famed Narnia for this season’s drama production.

The cast of more than 40 students hopes to take you and your family on an adventure through the magical wardrobe of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. The school is located at 400 First Ave. S.E.

“These talented students have infused their modern creativity into a world where fantasy creatures abound,” director Heather Carlyle said in a press release. “While the duels, delights (of the Turkish variety) and daring adventures will please all ages, the true heart of the play is a wonderful lesson in the power of forgiveness.”

In addition to starring in the production, students are running the show. They made and designed costumes, and are responsible for staging and running the light and soundboard.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a play by Joseph Robinette based on Lewis’ work.

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3 Responses to “Discover the magic of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’”

  1. Sara on November 21st, 2009 12:53 pm

    I’m a middle school student. Thank you for putting up information about this show. I saw it. It was really good. I especially liked the White Witch and Aslan.

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  3. Samantha on February 14th, 2010 10:45 pm

    I was in this production, and I absulutly loved it. It was fun, my first ever time not having teachers tell me what to do and how to act, i just got to embrace my character. The show was wonderful, and I hope everone comes back for the spring prouduction of Honk! jr. I will have more info on the showtimes later in the season. If any of you saw the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe, you will notice that our lead role is played by none other than Daniel Repp, or as you may remember him, Edmond. He is super funny and is really enjoying it so far. We also have professional choreogrophers and piano players to help us. We have some new faces along with old ones in this production. Look for me if you see it, I am a goose named barnacles. This play is going to be really fun, funny, and super cool. We will have the illusion of swimming onstage, we will have some truly amazing singers, we will have some real characters, and we will have fun. Oh, and remember the white witch? well she got the part of the cat. She’s got some pretty good solo’s and lines. Not that anyone eas surprised she got the role, she is amazingly talented and can play an evil cat well. thank you for supporting us, please come and see the show!

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