Although movie theaters front-load their summer lineup with superheroes, the live version is offering a more enchanting experience. For the third year, Stars Theatre Restaurant is bringing back its Princess Breakfast on June 24 for two sessions of face time with the fairest and fiercest characters in the land.
This is the third year for the event, which opens the Chester Avenue theater for little princesses, princes and their patient guardians for a morning of singing, games and meet and greets with well-known characters.
The list of performers was still being finalized but at least 13 characters will attend, including those familiar to Disney fans, according to Zachary Gonzales, who handles marketing for the theater.
He wrote in an email: "Without giving too much away, guests can expect the usual characters like The Little Mermaid, Snow Queen, Rapunzel and Tinkerbell, but will also get to meet new royals as well including the new Island Princess!"
Caley Mayhall, who served on the breakfast committee last year and is an organizer this year, said that the breakfast has evolved since its start in 2015. After a popular first year, a second seating has been offered to accommodate more attendees for the event, which runs about an hour and a half.
"Every year is something new," she wrote in an email. "The show itself changes each time depending on which princesses and characters we have available to us. It will be a lot more interactive this year though!"
That includes new games, which will be based on the final list of characters. Mayhall did confirm that one would be the subject of the dating game, featuring a prince who "is going to need assistance in finding his princess."
There will also be a raffle for a basket filled with princess-related items and a gift card.
Breakfast will be served buffet style with offerings including eggs, bacon, sausage and biscuits and gravy.
Last year, both seatings sold out, with 300 able to enjoy the festivities. Gonzales said they expect to sell out again.
Mayhall said that the energy of last year's crowd of excited, dressed-up children was only matched by the performers themselves.
"I love not only the kids' excitement, but the excitement of our volunteer actors and participants. They are volunteering out of the kindness of their hearts in order to create a fun, safe, and magical event for the community. Their interaction with the kids is golden. And completely priceless."