Daily Archives: April 30, 2009

Marketplace at Santee – Official Grand Opening

This Saturday, May 2, will be the official Grand Opening of The Marketplace at Santee, the new center on Mission Gorge Rd. across from Lowe’s and Kohl’s.  In addition to the normal ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be the dedication of Art in Santee Tile Project, a series of hand-painted tiles created through the school district Art Attacks program.  The ceremony begins at 10:00 am with the ribbon cutting and dedication, followed by center store specials from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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The Prince is Having a Ball – and So Will You!

The Prince is Giving a Ball

Beginning this weekend, Christian Youth Theater (CYT) East presents one of Rogers & Hammerstein’s beloved musicals, “Cinderella.”  Now this is not the Disney version with talking mice (although there are mice), but the version that featured Julie Andrews in the title role when it first appeared on television in 1957.  The show features some great songs, including “The Prince is Giving a Ball,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “A Lovely Night,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

Meagan Flint as Cinderella

CYT has its own version of Julie Andrews in the person of the multi-talented Meagan Flint, who most recently played the part of Ida, the mother duck in “Honk!,” and last season portrayed The White Witch in “Narnia” and Jasmine in “Aladdin.”  This will be Meagan’s final performance with CYT, as she turns 18 and “graduates” from the youth program, and it promises to be one of her best.  Other “Honk!” actors returning include Sean Cabuchola (Ugly – now playing Lionel, the Steward), Patrick Gates (Drake/Bullfrog – now The King), Sara Wright (Henrietta – now The Queen), and Ashley Melton (Maureen – now Stepsister Portia)

The show opens Friday night at 7:00 pm, and continues Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.  The following weekend peformances are the same times, plus Saturday at 2:00 pm.  CYT is having a special deal on May 10, Mothers Day – all mothers get in FREE.  For more information check out the CYT website.

These pictures are from the second dress rehearsal, thus the mix of costume and street clothes.

The Prince (Michael Sanchez) and Cinderella (Meagan Flint) “bump” into each other in the market

The Prince and Cinderella meet

The Prince and Lionel (Sean Cabuchola) discuss the upcoming ball

The Prince and Lionel Discuss the Ball

The Stepmother (Brittany Hopkins) and Stepsisters Portia (Ashley Melton) and Joy (Jenna Wille) mock Cinderella’s wish to go to the ball

Stepmother and Stepsisters

Cinderella is comforted by her mouse friends (Joanne Barber, Jennie Melton, Sammi Fortin, and Emma Riley)

Cinderella and the Mice

Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother (Kat Brown) discuss the “Impossible” as the mice listen

Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother

The Queen (Sara Wright), King (Patrick Gates), and Lionel (in back) listen to the Prince lament the girl who ran away

Prince, Queen, King

Don’t miss this delightful production.


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