“A Little Princess” opens at the Performing Arts Center Saturday

ManeStage Theatre Company continues its sixth season Saturday, opening a three-weekend run of "A Little Princess." The show is a musical adaptation of the 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and boasts a 55-member cast and crew.

ManeStage Theatre Company continues its sixth season Saturday, opening a three-weekend run of “A Little Princess.” The show is a musical adaptation of the 1905 children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and boasts a 55-member cast and crew.

The story follows Sara Crewe (played by Shaye Hodgins), an optimistic and kind girl raised by her wealthy sea captain father. Sara is enrolled in boarding school while her father travels abroad. Her affable manner and affinity for storytelling makes her popular with the other girls, but headmistress Miss Minchin’s (ManeStage Executive Director Brenda Henson) kindness is contingent on the Crewe family fortune. When Sara’s father suddenly dies and his estate is seized, she becomes a poor servant under Minchin’s thumb. Can her innate kindness win out?

Showings will run through May 26 at the Sumner Performing Arts Center. Evening shows, held at 7 p.m., will take place May 11, May 17, May 18, May 24 and May 25. Matinee shows, at 2 p.m., will take place May 12, May 18, May 19, May 25 and May 26.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for students, seniors 55 and older, and members of the military. Admission for children 10 and younger is $10, though the audience is asked not to bring children younger than three.Tickets can be obtained from the ManeStage website or by calling 253-447-7645.

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