Too bad that supporting characters and villains get such a bad rap in children's theater. Without them, the heroes and heroines would not shine. The contrasts between the character traits and individual choices of the protagonists and the antagonists are what make live children's theater so meaningful and instructive.
My goals have been to share stories where good triumphs over evil, where love conquers all, and hope springs eternal. Yes, these goals may seem old fashioned, but they are eternal truths and must be championed, especially for impressionable youth. And yet, how can good overcome evil if that choice is not offered in the first place? Hence the need for the villain.
And yes, I was glad they got a nice ovation for their hard work during the bows. They gave wonderful performances.
So kudos to Kaylin Wilson and Candace Taylor for being such great Supporting Actresses! You both did a great job!