Friday, March 18, 2011

Red Riding Hood article

Rucker Elementary puts spin on Little Red Riding Hood
Mar 10, 2011
 By Blair Tellers - Gilroy Dispatch

Members of the blue cast of Little Red Riding Hood - REDefined perform during dress rehearsals Wednesday at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
A PG-13 twist on "Red Riding Hood" is showing in movie theaters, but students in the Rucker Elementary School can keep it edgy, too.They're performing their own version of the classic children's tale: "Little Red Riding Hood - REDefined."
In Rucker's version, a little boy has ripped out the pages of "Little Red Riding Hood," and Little Red must retrieve her pages from all the stories on the bookshelf.
"She'll travel to the Wizard of Oz, I Spy Gold Challenger, How I became a Pirate, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, One Fish-Two Fish- Red Fish-Blue Fish, and When You Give a Mouse A Cookie to try to get her story back," explained Skye McCaw, writer/director of Rucker Theatre Arts.
Performances will take place 6:30 p.m. this Friday, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Another round of performances will also take place the following week at 6:30 p.m. March 18 and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 19.
All performances will be held at Rucker Elementary School at 325 Santa Clara Ave.
Tickets for public performances are $5 at the door for adults and $3 for children.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Newspaper article

Triple treat
5:20 PM
 By Blair Tellers

"Little Red Riding Hood" cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
'Little Red Riding Hood' cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
'Little Red Riding Hood' cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
'Little Red Riding Hood' cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
'Little Red Riding Hood' cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
'Little Red Riding Hood' cast members perform during dress rehearsals at Rucker Elementary School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
Actors perform during rehearsal for "Cinderella" at the GHS Theater.
Photo by: Special to The Dispatch
Actors perform during dress rehearsals for "Murder on the Mary Dear" at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
Actors perform during dress rehearsals for "Murder on the Mary Dear" at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
Allie McCaw, playing the role of Lady Charlotte Bagnold, performs during dress rehearsals for "Murder on the Mary Dear" at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
Actors perform during dress rehearsals for "Murder on the Mary Dear" at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
Actors perform during dress rehearsals for "Murder on the Mary Dear" at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.
Photo by: Lora Schraft, Staff Photographer
"Murder on the Mary Dear" shows at 3:30 p.m. today at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School at 7121 Grenache Way. Cost is $5. There will also be performances at 1 p.m. for $6 and at 6:30 p.m. for $10 Saturday. Rucker's student council will match proceeds raised by today's performance and donate funds toward tsunami relief in Japan. Rucker Elementary School will also be donating a percentage of money raised from their performances of "Little Red Riding Hood - REDefined," which will take place at 6:30 p.m. today, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 325 Santa Clara Ave. Another round of performances will also take place the following week at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for public performances are $5 at the door for adults and $3 for children.
As for Cinderella, her dream will come true in Gilroy - again, and again and again. At 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, the Gilroy High School Theater Department will present Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at the GHS Theater at 750 W. 10th St.


Blair Tellers
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