Washington School proudly presents Happily Ever After, an original production, written by Anthony Tessitore that is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all those young at heart. The show follows the efforts of Jake Grimm and Bev Cleary, two junior librarians and icons from children’s literature, who join forces with familiar heroes from Fantasia to stop an evil plot to “renovate” Westfield’s library by getting rid of its famous fantasy and fairytale stories. Our heroes know that whether it be a cranky princess, an innocent child, a heroic beast or even a wicked witch, our fairy-tale characters help us teach important lessons and explain the world in a way that’s universal and binds us across generations. These stories must be cherished and protected. You’ll meet characters familiar to one and all along a magical journey to save our classic fairytales and stories of fantasy and magic.
Not only is the show written by a parent, it’s also directed, choreographed, produced and performed solely by parents, with the exception of the ever-popular teachers’ dance number. This family-friendly musical is the PTO’s largest fundraiser each year, raising funds for resources in the classrooms, teacher grants, school enhancements and additional programs to enrich the educational environment for the school’s 300+ students.
Performances are Friday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday January 26 at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street in Westfield, NJ. Tickets are $14.50 and can be purchased from https://wes.booktix.com/.