The Three Musketeers, this year’s Skip Kelley Youth Production at Geauga Lyric Theater, is already off to a rip-roaring start. This special part of the season honors The GLTG’s late and loved tech director, Skip Kelley, and ties in to his love of mentoring youth, with actors ranging from 14 to 18 years of age.
The director, Angela Miloro-Hansen, spent several years learning from Skip, someone who instilled love, loyalty and not a little fear in those under his tutelage. Hansen is excited and proud to be directing The Three Musketeers.
The cast has been working in a manner to make them both proud; learning their lines almost immediately, with fight choreography and weapon wielding right behind. They also love the story.
“It’s a combination of all the right things-comedy, a dashing protagonist, a nearly unimaginably evil villain, romance, damsels in distress, daring escapes, dangerous battles, and most importantly, adventure,” says Cara Robbins, who plays several roles. “It’s exactly like the fairy tales we all grew up with.”
Anne Reed, who is creatively cast as Porthos, one of the Musketeers, is enjoying rehearsals and working on her swordplay. “It takes a certain intricacy to coordinate fights, and I think they will thrill the audience.”
The Three Musketeers will be running weekends Jan. 15-31. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14, $12 and $8, and are available online or at the box office 440-286-2255.
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The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon.
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