Get ready for a one-of-a-kind fairy tale experience as Maricopa Wells Middle School presents its latest and final production for the year, “Haphazardly Ever After.”  

The comedic play opens at 5 p.m. May 3 in the school cafeteria. It pulls characters and inspiration from popular fairy tales, such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. 

The story follows a kind king and queen, portrayed by Cameron Hayes and Peyton Shirey, who struggle to deal with their four obnoxious, adult children while attempting to bring happiness to their family. In a last-ditch effort, the pair call upon a fairy godmother to bring magic into their lives. 

Princess Cinnamon, played by Savannah Gores, is mean and spiteful, while Princess Peppermint, played by Jennika Thomas, isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier. 

Asher Lanka will portray the aptly named Prince Hairgel, who is vain and self-centered, while Hunter Denton as Prince Slacker thinks being a prince is too much of a hassle. 

Director Zack Irvine expressed his excitement to watch the growth and skill development of his 20-student cast.   

“We’re putting the puzzle pieces together,” Irvine said. “It’ll be a good show.”  

Tickets are $5. The premiere on May 3 is at 5 p.m. with additional shows May 4 and May 5 at 7 p.m.  

Irvine said attendees might find themselves seeing double as two sets of twins are part of the production. Ashlynn and Gwen Atkinson will portray a set of fairies, while Kate and Grace Farr will portray servants. 

The production is a group effort as other Maricopa Wells staff and students will bring the show to life with sound, lighting and a little bit of magic.