An original production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" opens this afternoon at the Assistance League Playhouse in Hollywood and runs weekends through March 29.
The latest in a series of productions by the Nine O'Clock Players (the league auxiliary that includes many theater professionals), is a fully costumed, 18-character production with original music by Carol Weiss.
The hour-and-a-half production is suitable for older preschoolers. Children especially like the after-performance tradition of the cast joining members of the audience for a chat on the playhouse patio. Cast members, still in costume and make-up, sign the children's programs in their characters' names. There is also a short intermission when juice is served.
"Snow White" begins at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Assistance League Playhouse, 1370 N. St. Andrews Place, Hollywood. The box office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations: (213) 469-1970. Tickets are $4. The players welcome children's birthday parties to performances; a clown welcomes the birthday child and his friends before the curtain rises.