Family Friendly: Fairy tales get a reality TV twist
"Twice Upon a Time" takes a second look at fairy tales.
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:42AM
Snow White has her pick of dwarves on “The Bachelorette.” The house of the Wicked Witch from “The Wizard of Oz” gets an “Extreme Makeover.”
Those are a couple of the creative twists that the 10 writer/actors, ages 10-14, are putting on fairy tales in “Twice Upon a Time.” The sketch comedy revue runs at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24, at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave.
“Some of the sketches are in the public domain but most of it was written by the cast,” reported director/producer Victoria Montalbano. The tale of Cinderella pops up a couple of times in the show, Montalbano noted. “We have something from the stepsisters’ point of view and from the prince’s point of view.”
Cast members were chosen by audition. Two 16-year-old assistant directors “helped a lot with the writing process,” Montalbano said.
Tickets are $12
For details, call (773) 598-4549 or go to www.gorillatango.com.
MAKE YOUR KIDS COZY
Curling up with a good book will be easier for your children if your family attends the Winter Warmer Children’s Book Sale, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave. Kids can choose from thousands of gently used children’s books at this event presented by the Friends of the Park Ridge Library.
For details, call (847) 825-3123 or go to www.parkridgelibrary.org.
Kids in kindergarten-eighth grade are invited to use their imagination at Open Crafting, 11 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. A parent or adult caregiver must stay with children in second grade and below.
For details, call (847) 663-1234 or go to www.nileslibrary.org.
YOU WILL BE ROYALTY
Daughters are invited to don their best dresses and bring their dads to a Princess Ball, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster St., Morton Grove. There will be dancing, refreshments and a souvenir craft project. Cost is $29 per couple, $7 per additional child for residents, $39 and $8 for nonresidents.
For details, call (847) 965-1200 or go to www.mortongroveparks.com.
IT’S ALL GREEK
Celebrate the culture of another country at Let’s Visit Greece, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. There will be dance performances, craft projects, games and a visit from Audrey Couloumbis, author of “War Games.” Pick up free tickets at 6:30 p.m. that day.
For details, call (847) 673-7774 or go to www.skokielibrary.info.