Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Gannett Newspapers, will present “Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?,” an original comic mashup of many Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The play will be performed Jan. 19 through Feb. 4, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM.
The live stage play will be performed Fri., Jan. 19 at 7 PM, Sat., Jan. 20 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Jan. 21 at 3 PM, Thurs., Jan. 25 at 7 PM, Fri., Jan. 26 at 7 PM, Sat., Jan. 27 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., Jan. 28 at 3 PM & 7 PM, Thurs., Feb. 1 at 7 PM, Fri., Feb. 2 at 7 PM, Sat., Feb. 3 at 1 PM & 5 PM, and Sun., Feb. 4 at 3 PM.
Red Riding Hood was supposed to be at Granny’s at 3 PM, but the little girl never showed up. Granny turns detective and goes on a search. The old lady manages to find half the characters from the world of The Brothers Grimm, including Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumplestilskin. But whatever happened to Little Red Riding Hood?
This funny play features hilarious new takes on some of the world’s most familiar stories. Chock full of puns, sight gags, and jokes, the play is sure to delight fairy tale fans of all ages!
The play is performed by 14 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 14. 9-year-olds Julia Lance and Grace Bell will perform the roles of Granny and Red Riding Hood, respectively. Ella Williams plays Rapunzel, Levi Vinsant and Hattie Perry play Hansel and Gretel, and Eason Bullard plays Rumplestilskin.
The rest of the cast includes Carlie Boxt, Chloe Carmichael, Ethan Johnson, and Autumn Munyon (all making their KCT debuts) and KCT veterans Maria Kauffman, Millie Lovett, and Alex Montgomery.
KCT Producing Director Zack Allen directs the production from his original script. Maryville Junior High student Eric Magee is the stage manager. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.