June 10, 2009
Morningside College presents the children’s musical “The Princess and the Pea” at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the college’s campus.
The free performances are part of Morningside’s Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series. Based on the classic tale of a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity, “The Princess and the Pea” includes chase scenes, crazy characters, songs and music for audience members of all ages.
In the event of rain, the performance will move to Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside campus.
Randy Peters, artistic director for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series, said the series is designed to bring free, quality music and theatre performances to Sioux City area residents of all ages.
“Experiencing theater is a wonderful learning tool for children,” Peters said. “One of the goals of the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series is to start children on a lifelong love of the arts.”
Other performances in the 2009 Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series include “Mark Twain, The Final Tour” on July 10 and 11, “My Way – A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” on July 31 and August 1, and “Side by Side by Sondheim” on August 14 and 15. All performances are free and open to the public.