Spectacular showing for The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon

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Journey Diller

Journey Diller, Staff Reporter

During the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected 209 fairy tales that have become part of today’s culture and has been made into a show as well. The stage show The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon has been performed more than 700 times in the past year alone in the country, and Monarch High School has now contributed to the number of performances by intertwining five stories into one and performing them in around an hour. The production’s opening night had abundant amounts of laughter, despite the small audience due to it being on a Thursday night.

Starting off the show, the two narrators, performed by juniors AJ Biffl and Jack Vander Veer, began telling the story of Rapunzel’s mother, played by senior Lyndsie Sundvall. Following the story of Rapunzel was the story of Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, the Devil’s Grandmother, and Cinderella. The show finished with, as Narrator 2, played by Biffl said, “a lightning fast recap” of the show.

However, these stories are not the classic stories. The show added a twist to every one of them while having the characters banter over what should happen in the stories.

The actors did an amazing job of staying in character and, for those without mics, projecting their voices. For example, Ryan Roulliard and Paige Lynn Kelly, performed as Hansel and Gretel, had a constant German accent during their time on stage. The flare and energy projected by the cast was exhilarating to watch.

Overall, Monarch’s production of The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon was captivating and entertaining.