The Adventures Of Beatrix Potter, and her friends
By Joseph Robinetter and Evelyn Swensson
Directed by Gail Koppa
This delightful musical version of Joseph Robinette's enchanting play adds a sparkling melodic dimension to the tales of Beatrix Potter and her own fascinating story as well. Beginning with the haunting, nostalgic "Remembering" sung by Beatrix's best friend (and former governess), Annie Moore looks back on the life, times and stories of perhaps the most famous children's author of all times. Annie relives with us the trials and triumphs of Beatrix whose determination to be a writer is expressed in the spirited "The Dream in My Heart." Of course, it's the stories within Beatrix's own story that charm and delight the younger audiences. From "Peter Rabbit" to "Jemima Puddle-Duck," the five enacted tales feature solos, duets, trios and chorus members which melodically thread their way through this exciting romp into the world of a special group of animals which have captivated readers for over a century. With mice singing "It's the Right and Proper Thing to Do," a frog, newt and tortoise harmonizing on "Walk This Way," a rabbit intoning "I Love Lettuce," and other animals emoting their own songs, this lively score by composer Evelyn Swensson will remain with audiences long after the final curtain falls. Unit set. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Produced by MadCAP Theatre for Young Audiences at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison
Performances: May 20-22, 2010
Performance Times: This is a MadCAP ALL SCHOOL show. There is a participation fee. Shows are at 7pm with additional Thursday and Friday school show matinees at 10am.
Ticket Prices: $12 Students and $15 Adults
Call 608-251-1879 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Audition times for both days are 4:30pm-6:30pm. Call for an appointment time. Please prepare a short song that shows off your voice. Please bring music in your own key, although you may sing acapella. You only need to attend one audition call. First rehearsal is Saturday March 20, at 10am.