Fellom Ballet Presents The Frog Prince May 12

Fellom Frog Prince

From left are Hannah Tribou as Brunhilde, Taylor Gautreaux as Princess Vivian and Vibriyogn Epuri as the Prince Josef in “The Frog Prince” presented by Fellom Ballet May 12 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Fellom Ballet will present “The Frog Prince” Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, Louisiana.

Ticket prices range from $17 to $20 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Columbia Theatre Box Office at (985) 543-4371 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, as well as 1 hour prior to the performance. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.columbiatheatre.org.

In support of arts in education, a school performance also will be staged May 12 at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are still being accepted from area schools for the May 12 performance at 9:30 a.m. Interested schools should call Columbia Theatre Administrative Coordinator Beanie Stansbury at (985) 543-4366 or visit www.columbiatheatre.org for more information.

Fellom Ballet’s telling of the Brothers Grimm’s “The Frog Prince” is told in a prologue and three acts with a 1-hour running time as adapted by Martie Fellom. The score features the musical compositions of Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). The ballet centers on a spoiled princess named Vivian, who meets a kind and polite frog, who is actually a prince named Josef under the spell of Brunhilde, a spiteful fairy. In the course of carrying out three promises she makes to the Frog Prince in return for rescuing her crown from a well, Princess Vivian finds true love with Josef and breaks the spell. Ultimately, the couple weds and learns that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside; it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Principal dancers are: Taylor Gautreaux as Princess Vivian; Vibriyogn Epuri as the Frog Prince; Hannah Tribou as Brunhilde; and Emily Montelepre, Abigail Russell and Katherine Schepker as Brunhilde’s Followers.

Dancing as Spirits of the Wind are: Caroline Casey, Sidney Harvey, Alana Knight, Juliette LeRay, Emma Miranda, Katherine Tribou and Lizzie Zaffuto.

Visiting Princesses include: Carli Anderson, Kate Bornkessel, Kennedy Bubrig, Eliot Chance, Amelie Dupuy, Claire Folks, Sophia Hanna, Emma Hood, Amelie Lemoine, Leah Mapes, Katelyn Meyers, Mia Piazza and Abigail Thompson.

Fireflies are: Amanda Babin, Emily Chalona, Emma Dare Chance, Isabella Delpidio, Kendall Duncan, Lola Fletcher, Sienna Guillot, Anna Grace Hornbuckle, Addyson Karmeisool, Adelyn Lemoine, Dillon Maloney, Aly O’Flynn and Katherine Thompson.

Court Confectioners include: Morgan Adams, Lily Anderson, Esther Kate Chance, Aubrey Dearie, Averyl Fisher, Madeleine Frederick, Tyler Labbe, Penny Rose Lentini, Ryann Lindsey, Amelia McKinney, Grace O’Neill and Ella Joy Pearce.

Handmaidens are: Candice Alford, Rowyn Fletcher, Lily Gautier, Molly Graff, Francesca Hanna, Jakelyn Latino, Annelise Lemoine, Annabelle Owen and Violet Sandifer.

Emerson Fletcher is the Squire.

Butterflies include: Abbey Alford, Avery Anderson, Caragen Catlin, Eliza Kate Cowser, Addisyn Cunningham, Emma DeJean, Riley Fleming, Edi Foster, Natalie Fulks, Bailey Harper, Baylynn LaMarca, Rachel Lobue and Audrey Vicknair.

Dancing as Roses are: Victoria Aleman, Jasmine Dufour-Asi, Lily Frederick, Caden Knight, Brielle Newton, Brigid O’Neill, Oliva Peltier and Kelsey Tricou.

Wee Frogs include: Eastin Braud, Estella Braud, Madelyn Brockman, Ella Grace Cunningham, Adia Fisher, Elsie Gohres, Genevieve Guillot, Brooklyn Karmeisool, Lochlynn McNamara, Katelyn Perk, Emma Grace Smith, Charlotte Titus, Presley Torbergsen, Annabelle Traylor and AnnaBeth Trigo.

Choreographers include Faith Allen, Katherine Brown, Kelly Domiano, Emily Montelepre, Emily Randon, Maggie Rownd, Cynthia Fellom Tricou. Artie Fellom Gautier, Cynthia Fellom Tricou, and Martie Fellom serve as artistic directors, and narrator is Avril Font.

Instructors appearing on stage include: Faith Allen and Hayley Novak as Dragonflies; Cynthia Fellom-Tricou as Mother Frog; Emily Randon as a Lady-in-Waiting; and Maggie Rownd as the Confectioner Chef.

To register dancers for upcoming summer programs or the 2017-2018 studio schedule and cast of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” visit www.fellomballet.com or call Fellom Ballet at (985) 974-3996.