Kids, get ready for a sweet affair when Cinderella attends the prince's ball

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KELLY LAZENBY - CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KELLY LAZENBY In this photo, the handsome prince, Keaton Meyers (seated), is surrounded by some of his admirers, from left standing, Katelynn Leslie, Ella Niewert, Jeanette Helgerson, Coen Niewert and Audrey Lazenby.Anyone who has a sweet tooth should expect to have another after seeing the fairy tale “Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom” at the Nutz-N-Boltz Theater in downtown Boring.

While the story is just for kids, people of any age will appreciate the new script and the premise that Cinderella doesn’t want to go to the prince’s Gum Ball.

But her tooth fairy godmother convinces Cinderella she might not live happily ever after if she doesn’t go to the ball.

From there, the story takes a new twist on a familiar tale. With the help of her “peeps,” Cinderella sets out to find her prince, only to lose her shoe.

Sound familiar? Well, what do you think happens next? Don’t be too sure.

The magical kingdom is obsessed with sugar and sweets, but one poor kitchen maid doesn’t have a sweet tooth. With a little help, some fancy shoes and her tooth fairy godmother, Cinderella begins a search for her prince at the Gum Ball.

The play brings 20 kids of several ages to the Boring stage from local communities such as Sandy, Boring, Damascus, Gresham, Troutdale and Portland.

The fairy tale will be told Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. May 3-12 at the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall near Highway 212 in downtown Boring.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, the hall becomes a reservations-only dinner theater. Tickets for the dinner and show May 3 are $15, while the theater performances on all other days are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 or younger.

There will be special seating for kids of preschool age as well as a scavenger hunt, raffle prizes and there’ll also be — hold onto your sweet tooth — candy.

For more information on the nonprofit Nutz-n-Boltz Theater company, visit the website at or call 503-593-1295.

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