ARROW ROCK LYCEUM THEATRE WELCOMES
THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CHILDREN’S CLASSIC GOODNIGHT MOON TO ITS STAGE!
Arrow Rock, MO, January 6, 2017 — The musical based on the classic children’s storybook Goodnight Moon takes to the stage at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at 1 PM. This production makes the regional premiere of the musical and the Lyceum’s first family theatre for young audiences.
Based on the classic childhood book Goodnight Moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement Hurd, the musical Goodnight Moon was adapted by Chad Henry. As the Old Lady attempts to get Young Bunny to sleep, he insists on bidding “Goodnight” to everything in his room—and beyond! With special attention to the details from the beloved book illustrations, the playwright has crafted a charming musical that imagines lives for everything in the book, with appearances by the three bears sitting in chairs, the cow jumping over the moon, and even the Tooth Fairy!
The cast features professional Equity actors from Nashville, TN, veterans all, who have performed dozens of shows at Nashville’s famed Nashville Children’s Theatre, ranked by Time magazine as one of the top five children’s theatres in the country. Featuring Rona Carter as the Old Lady, Mikey Rosenbaum as Bunny, Amanda Card as Mouse, and Samuel Whited as the Tooth Fairy, Goodnight Moon is directed specially for The Lyceum by Shawn Knight, who helmed the Lyceum’s interactive mystery weekend this past fall and will portray the Moon.
“This musical is a charming adaptation of a book that has become a childhood favorite for many, who treasure sharing the story night after night with their children. And as a creative team, we are honored and excited to bring it to The Lyceum stage in some of the theatre’s first-ever programming geared for children,” says director Shawn Knight.
“The public shows will cap off a nearly sold-out week of school performances, during which close to 3,000 children will get to experience this classic tale as a live theatrical event. We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for school children in Mid-Missouri and appreciate the support of our sponsors to help make it happen”, says Rebecca Early, Special Events Chairman.
The set, designed by resident scenic designer Ryan Zirngibl, will recreate the classic illustrations live on stage with surprises in store. Costumes are designed by Jessica Mueller, costume designer at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Perfect for children ages four and up, Goodnight Moon will offer shows on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, at 1 PM. Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and older, and $10 for ages 4-12. Tickets are expected to sell quickly. Visit http://lyceumtheatre.org or call 660-837-3311, ext. 1.
Goodnight Moon is sponsored in part by Wood and Huston Bank, McCarthy Chevrolet/Buick/GMC, and Central Missouri AGRIService (CMAS).
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