MT. VERNON — The King City Theater Company will be performing its 16th Annual season with the spring musical, “The Prince and the Pauper,” May 3, 4 and 5 at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veterans Park.
The performance will be held 7 p.m. each night. There are 22 cast members who rehearse nine weeks by show time.
The performance of the Mark Twain classic story will be directed by Teresa Davis-Brown, with Blythe Lee Brown the assistant director.
The story puts Tom Canty, a poor boy from a London slum, trading places with Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII.
Elizabeth Kue of Mt. Vernon will play Tom Canty; Haley Wiedman of Belle Rive plays Prince Edward VI; Andrew Capps of Mt. Vernon plays John Canty/the archbishop; Nathan Arnold of Mt. Vernon plays Father Andrew and Sir Miles Hendon; Megan McKinney of Mt. Vernon plays Mrs. Canty/Heartless Helen; Aleigha Fleener of Mt. Vernon plays Bet Canty/Accused Witch; Jayme Piercy of Belle Rive plays Nan Canty/Accused Witch; Bethaney Brown of Mt. Vernon plays Gran/Edith; Kendall Kaskie of Mt. Vernon plays King Henry VIII/Hobbs/Hugh; McKenzie Payne of Ina plays Lady St. John/Thief; Brooke Phillips of Mt. Vernon plays Princess Elizabeth; Megan Owens of Mt. Vernon plays Princess Mary; Elysia Piercy of Belle Rive plays Lady Jane Grey/Thief; Logan Wilson of Belle Rive plays Humphrey Marlow/Thief; Makayla Smith of Mt. Vernon plays Doctor/Hermit/Ambassador; Jonathan Dorris of Mt. Vernon plays Sir Willima/Thief; Ashtyn Cornett of Mt. Vernon plays Widow; Trisha Nair of Mt. Vernon plays Margery; Trent Smith of Opdyke plays the Prince’s page/thief/accused murderer; Ashley Gregory of Mt. Vernon plays the guard/soldier; Grace Wilson of Belle Rive plays Louella/peasant; and Blythe Lee Brown of Mt. Vernon plays a peasant/soldier.
Tickets are $5 for the general public, children 12 years and younger are $3. Tickets are available at Borowiak’s IGA and at the door before each performance. Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Seating is on a first-com, first-served basis, all general admission and no reserved seating.
Additional information about the show is available by calling 204-8897.