PUBLISHED: 4:14 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Photo: Casting a spell
Students of Juneau Community Charter school performed "The Light Princess" at Northern Lights United Church on Oct. 5. From left, Gaby Hebert, Anouk Otsea, Haley Ogoy, Ava Tompkins and Abby Olsen play the evil witch Arida and her four evil fairies. Ryan Conarro served as theater artist in residence with Artists In Schools. He directed his adaptation of George MacDonald's fairy tale of a witch who takes away Princess Alegria's gravity with a magic spell. About 60 students, kindergarten through fifth grade, took part in the production, which is set in Spain and incorporates Spanish language as part of the school's language curriculum component. To view more photos of the theatrical production, go online to

Photo by Amanda Gragert