The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Review
This year, Northern Stage in White River Junction put on a performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe directed by Eric Love for their annual winter show. This production featured a cast of young adult actors from all over the Upper Valley, including many from Hanover High.
The play follows four siblings through their adventures in the fantastical world of Narnia, where animals can talk and an evil witch has thrown the realm into an eternal winter. Through trials and tribulations, the kids find help from Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who lead them to meet the King of Narnia, a lion named Aslan. With the King’s help, the siblings are able to defeat the witch and return Narnia to its natural state.
During the play there are many set changes which happen very naturally and it is evident how much time and effort was put into creating these transitions. There are also a few fighting sequences between characters that are well choreographed, especially in scenes where many characters are on stage at once. Every actor on stage performed well and it was amazing to see months of effort come alive during the shows.
Overall, the show was a fun, family friendly, holiday experience exhibiting the talent of everyone involved.