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‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ opens Dec. 12

Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson Jackie Hampton is one of the cast members currently rehearsing for Curtains Up Pagosa’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” opening Dec. 12 at the high school auditorium.

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson
Jackie Hampton is one of the cast members currently rehearsing for Curtains Up Pagosa’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” opening Dec. 12 at the high school auditorium.

The final touches are being put on the Curtains Up Pagosa! holiday presentation, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” scheduled to play at Pagosa Springs High School, Dec. 12-15. Curtains Up Pagosa! has a well-known tradition of providing professional quality productions at reasonable prices for the whole community to enjoy. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is wholesome family fun for children of all ages.

Returning to the Curtains Up Pagosa! stage is Ami Harbison Crook in the leading role of Snow White. Ami grew up as a part of the Curtains Up Pagosa! family of actors, developing her acting skills as well as her beautiful soprano voice from a young age. She enchanted audiences in her role as “Red Riding Hood” in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” presented by CUP in 2008. She applied her talents to the leading role as Maria in the PSHS production of “West Side Story,” bringing appropriate beauty, charm, and sadness to the tragic tale. Ami also starred in the PSHS production of “High School Musical” and in a Pagosa Springs Center For the Arts production of “The Adventures of Frog and Toad.”

After graduating high school, she moved to Alaska where she met and married her husband, Blair. They have recently returned to Pagosa Springs and Ami has wasted no time in resuming activities she loves: singing and acting.

“We are delighted to have Ami back in town!” said director Dale Johnson. “Ami always has shown an amazing gift for the arts through her singing and acting. It is so exciting to have her return as an adult and watch her now helping to mentor our younger actors.”

If anything, Ami’s lovely voice has become richer and fuller as she has matured. Audiences will be mesmerized by her songs “Oh my Prince” and “It’s a Wonderful Day,” and by her performance as Snow White as she interacts with the hilarious dwarfs.

Tickets for “Snow White” go on sale at the Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 2. There will be an opening night special of $10 per ticket in honor of CUP’s 25th Silverado Anniversary.

Tickets for the remaining performances on Dec. 13, 14 and 15 (2 p.m. matinee) are $15 for adults, $12 seniors (age 65-plus), and $10 for students, with limited reserved seating for $20. Children age 5 and under will be admitted free. CUP is also offering a family discount of 10 percent off for families of four or more (two adults and two or more children).

The Dec. 15, Sunday matinee will be an opportunity for children (10 and under) to wear costumes of their favorite fairytale characters and gain free admission.

This story was posted on December 2, 2013.