Millie, an ambitious serving girl, and Tiller, an unhappy prince, find a way to make their dreams come true when they befriend a mysterious orange dragon. This is the plot of "Millie and the Orange Dragon," premiering at the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre Sunday, July 14. Playwright Steve Seyfried has crafted this delightful, original story and script.
Seyfried and his wife, Elise, are known for cleverly adapting classic tales into their unique two-actor format. Millie, however, is a fresh new story, charming and filled with the sparkling comic touches that are a hallmark of RSCT shows.
Millie’s dream is to become a reporter for the local journal, "The Knightly Knews." Prince Tiller hopes to leave the confines of royalty and become a simple farmer. When the dragon scares away the regular reporters, Millie steps in, and, with the help of the prince, she learns the dragon’s secret. Millie gets her story and Tiller gets his farm.
RSCT company members Cassidy Dermott and Brock Vickers play all the characters in this rollicking new production. The action and the laughs are non-stop as the kingdom deals with the grumpy, misunderstood dragon.
"Millie and the Orange Dragon" will rotate throughout the summer beginning with the performance at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 14, at the Clear Space Theatre in downtown Rehoboth. The show will then join "The Wizard of Oz," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Robin Hood" on the summer schedule through August 27.
There are shows every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the Clear Space Theater, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth. Performances will take place at the Epworth Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth, Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., and Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. The church is one block off Highway One between Seaside Outlets and Tomato Sunshine Market.
There will be a series of Thursday morning performances in Lewes in August at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Highway. There is free parking at Epworth and Lewes Presbyterian.
The complete summer schedule is online at www.rehobothchildrenstheatre.org. Tickets to all shows are $10. They can be purchased by phone at 302-227-6766 or through the website.