By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - For the second year in a row, Apple Alley Players are turning the stage over to the younger generation for their next musical production.
The community theater group will be offering a children's theater version of a very popular Disney tale when they present "My Son Pinocchio" for three showings this week - Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m.
"My Son Pinnocchio" follows the famous story of the wooden puppet who wanted to become a real boy, except that this time it's told from the perspective of the kindly old Geppetto. When the Blue Fairy grants the wish and turns Pinocchio into a real boy, each of the characters must face their own reality of what has happened.
Justice Courrier, who starred in last year's children's theater production of " Aladdin," will play the part of Geppeto and Curtis Westfall will portray Pinocchio. Both young men are familiar faces on the local stage, having appeared in several previous productions with both Apple Alley and Potomac State College.
Cheyenne Kuhrt will portray the Blue Fairy, who tells the magical story to the audience, and her fairies-in-training are Sydney Metz, Jenna Taylor and Izzy Layton.
Jaiden Courrier will play Stromboli, Jace Courrier is Junior, Savannah Long is Ualia and Olivia McKenzie, the Ringleader.
Members of the ensemble include Connor Spurling, Robbie Conner, Xander Conner, Kaylynn Baverle, Hannah Metz, Caylin Kight, Tyler Stephens, Lilly McAteer, Grace Houchens, Mariah Martin, Hayden Davis, Johnny Fazzalore, Emily Houchens, Ashley Wolfe, Owen Wolfe, Elisha Taylor, Deanna Judy, Tristian O'Haver and Beth Clise.
The show is under the direction of Alex McDonald.
Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the door.