As much as she loves being on stage in a musical, Bronsyn Sacker seems to love the costumes she gets to wear just as much.
“When I was in ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.,’ I played Andrina, one of the ‘mersisters,’ ” Sacker said. “Our costumes in that show were awesome. We had large mermaid tails made out of tomato cages!”
If it’s a great costume she likes, she landed in the right role in the Community Theatre of Howell’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Sacker plays the Wardrobe – a great part with a phenomenal costume.
CTH’s “Beauty and the Beast” takes the stage Nov. 11-13 and 18-20 at the Howell High School Freshman Campus. The Wardrobe is one of the main enchanted objects in the show – a human who is transformed into a piece of furniture and imprisoned in the castle.
“I love this part so much,” Sacker said. “My costume is so epic and she is also another character whose personality I’ve come to know. I love roles like this because they challenge me and make me versatile. The Wardrobe does just that.”
A 17-year-old homeschooler from Fowlerville, Sacker got involved in theater through her family.
“My cousin is a dancer, my aunt helps with costumes and my uncle is a photographer, so that’s how they were affiliated with the theater and how I became aware of it,” she said.
She’s had a number of great roles through the years, including Ariel, the lead character in “Footloose.”
“I loved playing Ariel,” Sacker said. “The music in that show was a lot of fun to sing.”
When CTH announced auditions for “Beauty and the Beast,” Sacker jumped at the chance to try out.
“I missed my CTH family so much as I was off the grid for a while due to illness, and now that I’m back, they’ve been so welcoming,” she said. “It’s like I never left.”
As for the show itself, Sacker said it’s always been one of her favorites.
“Well, it’s Disney,” she said. “It’s amazing when you grow up watching something in your childhood and then when you’re older, you go back, watch it and just realize how relevant it’s always been. Disney does that. It teaches infinite leadership and embracing what makes you different. I’m proud that my childhood conditioned me to do that, as it’s a necessity to know.”
As opening night approaches this week, Sacker said she’s treasured every moment of the experience.
“I’m so grateful to do what I love with people I love and this show is yet another experience of just that,” she said. “I hope everyone will come and see the show to witness the story and the chemistry.”
Performances of “Beauty and the Beast” are Nov. 11-13 and 18-20 at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, available online at cththeatre.org. Tickets are also available at Kahuna Coffee and Finding Roots in Howell; Big Acre in Brighton; Ed Bock Feed and Stuff in Pinckney; and Maria’s School of Dance in Fowlerville. You can also order tickets by calling the box office at 517-545-1290.
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