LINCOLNTON, N.C. – The Drama Club at Lincoln Charter School recently performed “One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
The musical is based on the book by Donna M. Swajeski with music and lyrics by Gregg Opelka.
Dramatic Publishing gives their synopsis of the musical as follows from their website: “One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is a magical retelling of the classic Snow White story with a contemporary twist. Issues like bullying and self-image are prevalent throughout the story and songs, especially with the show-stopping number "Fear No More." Infused with wonderful humor that kids and adults can enjoy, this show's queen is more diva than evil. She travels with her Ladyz N Waiting, a backup group of enchanted princesses, and is obsessed with fighting wrinkles. There is also a wisecracking mirror and a wily wizard who helps save the day with his degree in Sorcerology. As always, Snow White and the seven dwarfs are the focus of the show. But this is a Snow White who bands with her group of slightly nerdy outsiders to stare down the bullying of the queen. Snow is a heroine for all ages who confronts her fear to defeat it. The dwarfs are a mix of boys and girls led by Brainy, the smartest outcast. These dwarfs have been banned by the queen to work underground because they're "different." But Snow White shows them they are unique and special. This show has very upbeat catchy songs and new characters that deliver an inspiring message—that ultimately beauty is who you are and how you treat people, not how you look.