Waldo Youth Theatre will open its production of “A Hairy Tale” Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220. The show will continue Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 17, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m.

The supremely bratty Prince Rupert (Aaron Smeltzer) and the equally obnoxious Princess Iphigenia (Christina McClure) have been exiled to the wild woods of Wychwood and cannot return home until they find true love. But who would love such spoiled brats? Could it be Rapunzel (Katherine Tolley) and her brother Bill (Seth Hewson), trapped in an enchanted tower because they refused to get a haircut? Or perhaps Elton (Braeden Waddell) and his sister Ernestine (Cayleigh Hearth), peasant children who sell all the family’s electronics for a measly five beans that might be magic?

With a fairytale committee that includes a super-cool big bad wolf (Kendal Steele), a bumbling fairy godmother (Kayleigh Tolley), a power hungry evil queen (Brittney Brown) and the witch as the chairman of the board (Lindsey Reilly) making the rules, this romp through the forest of Wychwood is filled with twists and turns. With unforgettable characters like Paprika (the lost Spice Girl, Emma Tolley) and a group of paparazzi (Cassie Smeltzer, Zeke Reilly, Richard Kinney-Herald) desperate for a photo of Rapunzel, “A Hairy Tale” promises laughter until the curtain falls and everyone (okay, almost everyone) has learned the meaning of true love, true sacrifice and truly hilarious storytelling.

Other characters are the narrators (Julia McClure and Sam Inman); the peasant mom and dad, Burt and Ida (Ben Moon-Black and Chloe Isis-Bahoosh); the handmaiden and footman (Mackenzie Bickmore and Norbert Ferrero); Lou, the UPS guy (Gabe Ferrero); and King Edwin and Queen Edwina (Josh Reilly and Jewel Dorian).

Tickets for all shows are $5 and are available in advance online at thewaldo.org or at Fernald’s in Damariscotta beginning Friday, April 9.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.