“Narnia” is playing at the Roanoke Children’s Theater in the Taubman Museum and for the last couple of days Max Cassell an LBHS student who plays the Dwarf assistant to “The White Witch,” has been doing performances for schools in the Roanoke Valley. “The White Witch looks a lot like Lady Ga Ga,” he said with a laugh.
Cassell is a sophomore at Lord Botetourt and a fine singer as well. “Narnia is the musical version of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe,” said Cassell at LB on Friday Dec. 10.
“I have been in numerous local and valley plays,” said Cassell, who was a cast member in the Lord Botetourt spring of 2010 play, “The Little Shop of Horrors.”
“I received laughs from the children in the “Narnia” plays this week, so I am happy about that,” he said with a smile. A Troutville resident, he also tried out this summer for American Idol in East Rutherford, NJ. “That was a riot,” he said. Though he didn’t make the cut, he has his sights set on a career in the limelight.
“My career goal is to one day be a famous actor on Broadway. ”
Say you saw him here first. “Narnia” shows are as follows. Weekends from Dec 10-22. Tickets