IT’S that time of year when many little theatrical feet will be treading the boards for the very first time.In their annual tradition of launching a children’s production where each and every little individual delivers a line or two, the Rother Swain Studio will be launching their production of The Snow Queen which will be running from September 3 to September 10, at Pemads Little Theatre. The Snow Queen has been adapted from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen.Director of The Snow Queen Linda-Louise Swain said two full casts of learners from the studio will bring the story to life on stage. “Megan Bodley and Jamie Lacey lead the cast as the two Snow Queens, backed by over 100 budding thespians, playing varying roles from ravens to polar bears and from icicles to robbers,” she described. She said the casts have been hard at work since the end of last term and are embracing everything from choral verse to choreography. “One of our goals is to have as many disadvantaged children present at the annual show. To achieve this goal we require financial and other support.”She added that many children benefit annually from the outreach, “Sharon and myself have been overwhelmed by the looks on the children’s faces prior to each show as well as afterwards when they have had their first theatrical experience and leave the theatre smiling and inspired,” Swain said.Companies and individuals have the opportunity to bring hope and fun into the life of a child by sponsoring a R80 ticket per child. “This will ensure that the cost of transport to the theatre is covered as well as provide sweets and juice for each child. Any donation, whether financial or in the form of sweets and juice is welcomed,” Swain said. She added that the major beneficiaries will be the children of Walmer township, Helenvale and Missionvale, however, said that if they are successful in their sponsorship drive, other disadvantaged areas will also be targeted.Sponsorship tickets may be purchased through Sharon at email@example.com. Tickets for patrons are available for R80 and can be purchased through Gavin Rother at firstname.lastname@example.org.