"A Little Princess" Finds Her Way at Kelsey Theatre March 5-7 & 12-14


Starring in " A Little Princess" are, l. to r., Joanne DerPilbosian as Miss Amelia, Tess Ammerman as Sara Crewe and Vicky Czarnik as Miss Minchin.

The endearing children's classic, "A Little Princess," comes to the stage of Mercer's Kelsey Theatre in March. The Pennington Players present this riches-to-rags-to-riches story made forever famous by the 1939 Shirley Temple movie. Dates and show times for "A Little Princess" are: Fridays, March 5 and 12 at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, March 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theater is located on the college's West Windsor Campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's popular book, "A Little Princess" tells the moving tale of Sara Crewe, a young girl of fortune who is left destitute after the reported death of her father. Forced into servitude at the Victorian boarding school where she was once a student, Sara’s fortunes take a turn for the better when a wealthy, mysterious gentleman from India moves into the house next door. Young audiences will applaud this brave heroine whose vivid imagination and cheerful nature help her through the hard times and set the stage for a joyful finale.

The cast of "A Little Princess" includes: Tess Ammerman as Sara Crewe, Alexandra Costa as Ermengarde St. John, Katie Correll as Jessie, Sarah Garry as Alice, Clare Joyce as Lavinia, Alyssa Wilkins as Lottie, Sara Wegman as Becky, Vicky Czarnik as Miss Minchin, Joanne DerPilbosian as Miss Amelia, Ken Ammerman as Mr. Barrow, Kim Kurus as Mrs. Carmichael, Rob Wegman as Mr. Carmichael, Ben Chartrer as Mr. Carrisford, Christopher M. Heffron as Ram Dass, Kelly Allen as Cook, and Regan Birdsey as Perkins. The show is directed by Bobbi Mendel and produced by Maryellen Birdsey.

Tickets are $8 for everyone. Free parking is available next to the theatre.  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.  For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey see:

2003-04 Kelsey Performance Schedule
Ticket Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops
Audition Information

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