“Happily Ever After” is Fine Linen Theatre's adoption benefit day. Comprised of two fairy-tale-themed events this day offers fun and entertainment options for the whole family. The best part—it's free, but it is also a benefit event.

“Happily Ever After” is Fine Linen Theatre’s adoption benefit day. Comprised of two fairy-tale-themed events on Saturday, August 26th, this day offers fun and entertainment options for the whole family.

A Family Fun Festival will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Ministry Center, 801 N. Cedar Street. Featuring over 15 booths with crafts, activities and games as well as over 35 costumed characters, all from favorite fairy-tale films, books and legends, this day is billed as a fairy-tale extravaganza. There will be archery contests, stick horse races, face painting, photo booth, crafts, ring toss games, mermaid cove fishing, concession stand and more.  Every half-hour, there will be a chance to take a break from activities and enjoy short live performance sessions of song, dance, or comedy routines where singing along and interacting is encouraged.  If you like to dress-up, here’s a great chance to attend this event as your favorite character, and have fun with Elsa, Belle and the Beast, Robin Hood, Captain Hook and his pirates, Cinderella, a Mermaid, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Moana, and many more.  

A Cabaret Concert at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Street Playhouse, 701 N. Cedar Street, will feature 19 starring performers from past Fine Linen productions singing favorite fairy-tale selections from Broadway and film, such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Cinderella, Shrek, Into the Woods, Mulan, Anastasia, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, and Beauty and the Beast. Performers include Ryan Farmer (Caractacus Potts, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Will, Big Fish), Amanda Engelke (Madame DeFarge, A Tale of Two Cities; Gertrude, Seussical), Steven Pfeifer (Beast, Beauty and the Beast), Meg Riefer Honnold (Gertrude, Seussical; Leading Player, Pippin), Anna Nisbett (Belle, Beauty and the Beast; Helen, The Miracle Worker), Lauren Werkmeister (Truly Scrumptious, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Mazie, Seussical) Rebecca Light (Le Fou, Beauty and the Beast) and many more.  
Both “Happily Ever After” events are free, and no tickets are required.  Donations are encouraged, and all proceeds will go directly toward the Justin and Becca Renaud family’s adoption of a little girl from India.  More information about these events is available at http://www.finelinentheatre.com/happily-ever-after.html