Synchronicity Theatre to Produce ELLA ENCHANTED

Speakeysie News Desk 10/31/2019

ATLANTA, GA – Synchronicity Theatre will ring in the holiday season with the family musical adaptation of the popular young adult novel, Ella Enchanted. For tickets or more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.

L’Oréal Roaché in Ella Enchanted at Synchronicity Theatre Credit Jerry Siegel.JPG

The story, adapted by Karen Zacarias from the Newbery Award-Winning book by Gail Carson Levine, is a retelling of Cinderella, featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants, and explores what it means to find your voice and decide your own fate.

At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by a young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. When her beloved mother dies, Ella sets out on a quest to free herself from the curse. Gail Carson Levine’s examination of traditional female roles in fairytales “takes some satisfying twists and turns from the original” formula. Ella is a “strong and intelligent role model who takes matters into her own hands.” (Common Sense Media)

Ella Enchanted is directed by Jenna Tamisiea, and will feature music direction and sound design by Amanda Wansa-Morgan (with Jeremiah Davison) and choreography by Kari Twyman. The cast includes Atlanta-based actors L’Oréal Roaché as Ella, a Kennesaw State University student starring in her first professional role, Alex Harding as Prince Char, also from Kennesaw State University in his first starring role, Marcie Millard as Mother, Robert Hindsman as Sir Peter, Amy Reynolds as Lucinda, Meg Harkins as Hattie, and Alexandria Joy as Olive. The ensemble will also be playing multiple roles.

Every Friday is PJs & Play! Kids are invited to wear pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while watching the show. For this production, Widdi Turner of No Big Whoop Bakery will be selling her “delectable” whoopie pies. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Synchronicity Theatre.

Synchronicity Theatre will also partner with Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories to sell copies of Ella Enchanted available for Atlanta’s little readers.

Show times for Ella Enchanted are Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. All performances will be at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Pointe complex. Single ticket prices range from $21-31 for adults and $16-26 for children ages 3-12, and are available online at synchrotheatre.com.

Children two and under are free.School group tickets are $8-10 for weekday matinees.  Group rates are also available. Groups of 10+ get a discount. Please contact Sarah Kelley at sarah@synchrotheatre.com or 404-484-8636 for detailed information.CALENDAR INFORMATION

Ella Enchanted
By Karen Zacarias, Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, Adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine
Directed by Jenna Tamisiea
Musical Direction and Sound Design by Amanda Wansa-Morgan

Show Times:

Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
CAST

L’Oréal Roaché — Ella
Alex Harding — Prince Char/Servant 2
Marcie Millard — Mother/Dame Olga/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 4/Giant Bride

Robert Hindsman — Sir Peter/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 1/Giant Groom/Squire
Amy Reynolds — Lucinda/Bird/Mistress Manners
Meg Harkins — Hattie/Servant 1/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 2/Giant

Alexandria Joy – Olive/Servant 3/Menagerie Creature/Ogre 3/GiantSynchronicity Theatre
One Peachtree Pointe Complex
1545 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Single ticket prices range from $21-31 for adults and $16-26 for children ages 3-12, and are available online at synchrotheatre.com. Children two and under are free. School group tickets are $8-10 for weekday matinees. Please contact Sarah Kelley at sarah@synchrotheatre.com for detailed information.

Special Performances:

Every Friday is “PJs & Play” | Children wear pajamas, have milk and cookies, and watch the show. 

Grown-Ups Only Performance | Thursday, December 19 at 8 p.m.

Inside Scoop | Sunday, December 15, 2019 after the 2 p.m. Matinee

School Performances:

Wednesday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m.

December 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

December 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Holiday Schedule:
December 24, 2019 at 11 a.m.

December 26, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Monday, December 30 at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, December 31 at 2 p.m.

As a baby, Ella was given the “gift” to obey every command. Forced to do whatever is asked, including rubbing her stepsister’s stinky feet, Ella fights for independence.  She sets out on an extraordinary journey to battle ogres, befriend a prince, and crash a giant’s wedding to find her fairy Godmother, Lucinda, to undo the spell. A mythical musical based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchantedexplores what it means to find your voice and decide your own fate.

ABOUT SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE
Synchronicity Theatre produces smart, gutsy, bold theatre that sparks community connections, uplifts the voices of women and girls, forges long-term and effective community partnerships, and develops new work. Synchronicity reaches nearly 14,000 patrons a year through its season of plays for adults (Bold Voices) and families (Family Series), community outreach, and educational programming, including Playmaking for Kids (PFK) and the award-winning Playmaking for Girls (PFG). An intimate theatre in the heart of midtown at Peachtree Pointe became Synchronicity’s home for its main stage productions in the summer of 2014. The theatre also serves as a rental venue for independent film, dance, theatre and other projects. The Company recently opened the Synchronicity Annex, a new office, class, event and rehearsal space in Piedmont Heights, Atlanta.

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