Local performers to shine in ‘Rapunzel’

Sugar Grove, Batavia, North Aurora residents in upcoming presentation

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Aurora Junior Woman's Club and Aurora Children's Dental Service will present "Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale" at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at West Aurora High School Auditorium, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora.

North Aurora resident Ann Marie Decker said she relishes the role of the “bad guy” in an upcoming presentation of “Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale.”

Decker is among a group of local performers in the Aurora Junior Woman’s Club presentation of the play, which takes place at 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at West Aurora High School Auditorium, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora. The cost is $5 a ticket.

Decker, who has been with the club for 25 years, will play the role of Mother Gothel.

“Sometimes, it is fun to be the ‘bad guy,’ ” Decker said.

The performance features four performers from North Aurora, three from Sugar Grove and one from Batavia. Sugar Grove resident Madelyn Weed is the president of the club, and she also will play Attila. Another Sugar Grove resident, Amy Nitsche, is the play’s co-chair, and she plays a guard.

Nitsche said the performances are limited to about an hour because they are aimed at children.

“In ‘Rapunzel,’ we start the show with a chase scene in the castle, choreographed to, ‘Moves Like Rider,’ a spoof of Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ ” Nitsche said.

Stephanie Leo, a second-grade teacher at Fearn Elementary School in North Aurora, plays Rapunzel. 

Tickets are available by calling 630-844-3040 or 630-897-2835. Tickets also can be purchased at Deja Vu Thrift Shop, 427 S. Fourth St., Geneva. For information, visit www.aurorajuniorwomansclub.org.

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