Photographer Yvonne Dalschen of the Camera Club of Oak Ridge graciously shared some photos she took during the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of Sleeping Beauty on Saturday. This was my sixth time appearing on stage with ORCBA and they’ve already asked me back for The Nutcracker in November.
I played Aurora’s father, King Florestan. Cyndy Wills played the queen. Jenny Collins played Aurora during the matinee. Sarah Jett played Aurora in the evening show. In these photos, Sarah is playing Aurora.
Before the show, I read a brief synopsis of the story. Glenn Arnold printed the text on paper that resembled a scroll. Since I was in costume, I read the story in character. In the photos, you can also see the jester, played by Brach Burdick on stilts, and the evil witch, played by Madeline Gavin.