The Story: When Arro (Keaton Fields), a self-proclaimed “Handsome Hero” is transformed into a frog by Gladys, a malevolent witch (Emily Sahler), he finds himself with more than just an image problem. On a quest to regain his rightful size, he’s aided by Granny a motherly Raccoon (Melissa Standley); Benny, a cantankerous Beaver (Eric Zulu); and Sheldon, a sensitive Snail (Troy Sawyer). Meanwhile, a vengeful Witch has her own plans for the kingdom as her rattish Knight (Colin Carver) wins Princess Ember’s (Sophie MacKay) hand in marriage. Forced to look deeper than they ever have before, and with only three days left until she’ll be married, and he’ll be a frog forever, Arro and Ember must discover what it means to truly love. Will love conquer all? One thing is certain, all will be transformed by THE KISS.
Other players in the talented cast include Doug Webster, Quinn Boyd, Amanda Mills, Blythe Woodland, Joey Klei, Austyn Stone, Jeremey Garfinkel, Robert Altieri, Amy Lichtenstein, Emily Anderson, and Tasha Danner.
Director Greg Tamblyn notes: “This original work envisioned by its creator Will Vinton has been an amazing journey to our opening night. The show is an outrageous musical comedy, with larger-than-life characters, stunning magic effects, and amazing songs. Will’s vision truly inspires us all.”
LTC’s production of The Kiss is directed by Greg Tamblyn, the choreographer is Erin Shannon, the music director is Kristin Van sickle, the music producer/conductor is Jon Newton, stage manager is Kendra Comerford, scenic design is by Curt Enderle, sound design is by Michael Bard, lighting design is by Ian Anderson-Priddy, costume design is by Sarah Gahagan, props are by Micah Nichols and the producer is Steve Knox." (Promo Copy)