The younger cast members: Royal Staff members, (back row, left to right) June Smith (Royal Chief Engineer/Lynx), Iylah Molyneaux (Messenger Girl Ava/Deer), Ian Miller (King Winifred's Soldier/Lion), Raven Foraker (Head Steward/Deer); (front row) Zoe Goings (Messenger Girl Ella/Parrot), Rose Smith (Yvette, Queen Zinnia's Lady in Waiting/Bunny) and Monica Venice (Molly, Queen Ada's Lady in Waiting/Black Cat). Photo provided/Opal Center
COTTAGE GROVE – Rise of the Queens opened on Friday, Feb. 29, at the Opal Center for Arts and Education in . . .