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    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    March 17 - April 4, 2009

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    The Reluctant Dragon

    Main Street Theater Youth Theater presents The Reluctant Dragon, based upon the story by Kenneth Grahame.

    St. George and the Dragon are back, but the rules are a little different this time! From renowned author Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows) comes this charming tale of a lonely dragon and the little boy who befriends him. This delightful musical was adapted by Steven C. Anderson with music by Dana...

    Main Street Theater Youth Theater presents The Reluctant Dragon, based upon the story by Kenneth Grahame.

    St. George and the Dragon are back, but the rules are a little different this time! From renowned author Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows) comes this charming tale of a lonely dragon and the little boy who befriends him. This delightful musical was adapted by Steven C. Anderson with music by Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsey.

    Once upon a time there lived a boy who befriended a lonely dragon who hated such dragonly things as fighting knights and breathing fire. Nonetheless, the simple-minded villagers in the local town beg a fierce knight – St. George himself -- to slay the dragon, even though he was doing them no harm. Just when it seems hopeless, the resourceful boy finds a solution that changes the hearts and minds of the entire village in this touching adventure.

    About Author Kenneth Grahame
    Kenneth Grahame was born in 1859 in Scotland but later moved to England for school.   He is best known for The Wind in the Willows. His life was not a happy one, but his little boy, Alistair, was the inspiration for the character of Mr. Toad. The Wind in the Willows was hugely successful (and still is!), but he never endeavored to write a sequel. Prior to Wind… he wrote several collections of short stories which were published, including Dream Days, which included The Reluctant Dragon. Disney turned Dragon… into a film in 1941. Grahame passed away in 1932.

    About the Production
    Meghan C. Hakes makes her directing debut at MST’s Youth Theater. Ms. Hakes has previously been seen onstage at the Youth Theater, most recently in If You Give a Pig a Party. She also designed the set for Pig… and the lights for Bud, Not Buddy. The cast includes Jared Carlin, Darrell T. Joe, Jessica Knapp, Caroline Menefee, Tifani L. Pust, and Matt Tramel, with Steven J. Scott as the Dragon, Julian Brashears at the Boy, and Roc Living as St. George. 

    Miriam Daly is the Music Director. The design team includes Kevin Holden (set design), Eric Marsh (lighting design), Sonia Elizabeth Lerner (costume design), Shawn W. St. John (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Meghan C. Hakes is the choreographer. Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager.

    Performances are on Saturdays: March 21, 28 and April 4 at 1:00pm, and 4:00pm, and there are 2 Spring Break performances: Tuesday, March 17 at 11:30am and Friday, March 20 at 11:30am. March 20 is also Target Family Day. 2 for 1 tickets are available for this performance. Beginning at 10:30 there will be snacks and activities for families sponsored by Target. Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up and their families.

    ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

    Spring Break Performance:
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:30am

    Target Family Day:
    Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:30am (activities begin at 10:30am)

    Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

    Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up.

    Children under the age of 3 not allowed in the theater.

    Pictured is St. George (Roc Living, center) with the adoring townspeople.   (Gallery, below:  L-R Jessica Knapp, Jared Carlin, Caroline Menefee, Tifani L. Pust, and Matt Tramel (behind)). (photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com).


    Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    4617 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Public performances:
    Regular Adult - $12
    Senior (65+) - $10
    Student/Child - $10

    Groups of 10 or more
    Regular Adult - $10
    Senior (65+) - $8
    Student/Child - $8

    Tickets can be purchased online or over the telephone.

    School performances (Additional discounts for Title 1 Schools):

    All groups - $5/per

    School groups can make reservations online through the website or by calling (713) 524-9196 X101.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Weekend Family Performances

    Saturdays at 1:00 and 4:00pm
    March 21, 28 and April 4, 2009

    School Matinees (Monday - Friday)

    March 9 - April 3, 2009
    9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm

    ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

    Spring Break Performance:
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:30am

    Target Family Day:
    Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:30am (activities begin at 10:30am)


    phone: (713) 524-6706

    Parking:

    PARKING UPDATE AT CHELSEA MARKET (MAY 2014):

    As you may or may not be aware, Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market activities will move to the MATCH once it's built.  The MATCH is the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and will break ground on May 7, 2014.  We hope to be able to move out of Chelsea market into our new home at the MATCH in the fall of 2015.  There's more information on the MATCH here: http://www.matchouston.org/

    IN THE MEANTIME:
    You may have noticed that Chelsea Market has recently lost half its parking lot in a sale to a developer. In addition, our lease on that space has expired, BUT we are being allowed to stay through our 2015 season, providing we can find solutions to some of the parking problems our activities create. This affects all our programs: the showcases on Saturday mornings, our schoolday performances, and our weekend family matinees.  We are very grateful to be able to stay at Chelsea until the MATCH is ready.  

    We want to do everything we can to help our fellow tenants and our landlord, so:

    • For SATURDAY PERFORMANCES, we have received permission from the Joy School across Chelsea Blvd. to use their parking lot.  If it is convenient for you, please check this lot first for parking and walk across the courtyard to the theater. 
    • There's also quite a bit of on-street parking on Chelsea Blvd.     

     We hope this will also make it easier for YOU as you won't have to deal with the stress of a full Chelsea Market parking lot!     

    From Highway 59 South (Kingwood)
    Take 59 South and exit Fannin (after you pass downtown). Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From Highway 59 North (Sugarland)
    Take 59 North and exit Main Street. Turn Right on Main Street. Turn right on Bissonnet. Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 South (The Woodlands)
    Take 45 South to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 North (Clear Lake/Galveston)
    Take 45 North to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From I-10 East (Katy)
    Exit Studemont. Go right on Studemont. Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    From I-10 West (Beaumont)
    Exit Heights Blvd. Go to the traffic light at Heights Blvd. and U-turn under I-10. Continue on feeder road to Studemont and turn right (South). Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    **Please be aware that although you can see Main Street Theater at Chelsea Market from Hwy 59 there is no exit off of the freeway onto Montrose.

    From Main Street Theater in the Rice Village
    Turn right onto Kirby. Make a right on Bissonnet. Pass Shepherd and Greenbriar. Turn left onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)



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