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Lake Dillon Theatre youth actors perform ‘The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales’

Summit Daily staff reporter

Laugh out loud at the Lake Dillon Theatre's Youth performance of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales." On Saturday, May 21, the young actors take the Lake Dillon Theater Company (LDTC) stage to showcase the skills they have developed during an 11-week spring theater workshop.

"The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales" takes several well-known stories and derails them in this adaptation of the quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Though the characters may be familiar, every twist and turn tells a completely new story and the children are ready to take you on an imaginative and hysterical journey of fun music, witty narration accompanied by ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies and enough stinky cheese to go around.


Established in 1993, the LDTC Youth Theatre Workshop is a youth educational program designed to offer local students the opportunity to experience the theater and performance process. "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" ignite the children's imagination as they play characters that are very different than they would expect in these well-known stories.

"I chose this play because of the many opportunities the children have to dive into character development," said Tim O'Donnell, director of education at Lake Dillon Theatre Company, in a statement. "The show has many different roles, and each child is playing at least two. It gives them a chance to really stretch their acting muscles, acting and sound different for each role they play."

The children have been attending classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights after school for 11 weeks and are very excited to showcase their skills to the community. They each have a favorite part they play and for various different reasons.

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"Owl is my favorite because I get to talk a lot about how I am really smart," said Makari Jenks, aged 11, in a statement.

"The Little Old Lady is my favorite because I really like my costume," said Katherine Elredge, aged 8.

"Stinky Cheese Man is my favorite because I get to run through a big pile of smoke," said Hunter Brubaker, aged 9.

"I like playing the wolf because I get to do things that wolves don't normally get to do, like get a coffee," said Cooper McMullen.

"My favorite is Ducky Lucky because I get to be crazy!" said Georgia Flowers.

The children are very committed to their roles in the production, spending many hours rehearsing with friends and family. Actor Zoe Golden has asked her friends to help who will also be coming to see her performance on the big stage.

"I practiced at school; I would bring my script and my friends would help me and some of those friends are coming to see the play," she said.


The Lake Dillon Theatre youth actors will perform the play on the stage at the Lake Dillon Theatre's new venue in the Outlets at Silverthorne.

"The excitement of getting to perform it in the theater adds a level of professionalism that these children are really learning to respect," said O'Donnell. "Theater can be performed anywhere and the children know that better than anyone. But sometimes it's fun to do it with a real sound and lightning system. It can really show the children what a professional theater experience can be like."

The children of the LDTC Youth Theatre workshops would like to invite you to join them as they perform "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. This is a free event; no tickets or reservations are required. If you would like any more information, please call Tim O'Donnell at (970) 513-1151 ext 106.


What: Lake Dillon Theatre’s Youth Theatre Workshop performance of “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales”

When: Saturday, May 21; 11 a.m.

Where: Lake Dillon Theatre; Outlets at Silverthorne, 246 Rainbow Dr, Silverthorne

Cost: Free

More information: Call Tim O’Donnell at (970) 513-1151 ext 106 or go to

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