Owensboro High School’s Rose Curtain Players are bringing characters to the community again Feb. 23. From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests will be served snacks and have the opportunity to meet several superheroes and fairy tale characters.
“We have most of the popular fairy tale characters, princesses and superheroes. New this year will be Mary Poppins, Wreck-It Ralph and other surprise guests,” said Carolyn Greer, theatre director and sponsor of The Rose Curtain players.
Over 100 children attended the event last year, causing the club to close registration so that all guests had the opportunity to meet all of the characters.
In the second year, approximately 40 different characters will be in attendance, and each child will receive an autograph booklet to get signed by characters during the event.
Beyond the meet and greet, guests can have their faces painted, get temporary tattoos, color pictures, make a craft and join in the dance party.
The snacks include cupcakes, popcorn, lemonade and suckers.
“If given notice, we can do our best to accommodate gluten free or other food allergies as well,” Greer said. “We want all children to feel welcome and included.”
Reservations are required and the deadline to reserve tickets is Feb. 16; however, the event may sell out before the deadline. There are different seating times to make sure that every child has the opportunity to meet and get autographs from all of the characters.
Lori Walter’s daughter attended last year and had so much fun playing with the characters.
“She is always asking me when can we go back to school to see the princesses and heroes. She’s counting down the days and inviting all her friends,” Walters said.
Sophomore Avery Elliott plays Snow White for the fairy tale event said that she loves playing her character.
“Seeing the kid’s faces light up when they see me makes my day,” Elliott said.
“It is really for children of all ages and their family members” said Greer.
Tickets are $10 for children and $7 for adults. Reservations can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.