KIDS + FAMILIES
June 6 - July 18, 2009
Main Street Theater Youth Theater presents Winnie-the-Pooh. From the stories of A.A. Milne. Dramatized by le Clanché du Rand. Music by Allan J. Friedman, Lyrics by A.A. Milne and Kristin Sergel, Additional Lyrics by le Clanché du Rand. Directed by Daria James.
Main Street Theater’s hit touring production comes home! This sweet, musical version of Winnie-the-Pooh will play Saturdays, June 6, 13 & 20 and July 11 & 18 at 1pm and 4pm, and Monday – Thursday, July 13 – 16 at 9:30am and 11:45am.
From the classic, endearing stories of A.A. Milne comes this endearing musical production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Pooh, The Bear of Very Little Brain, and all his friends – Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin are all on hand for grand adventures. From the arrival of Roo and Kanga’s bathtub, to the search for Eeyore’s missing tail, the Heffalump hunt, and especially Eeyore’s birthday these friends see each other through thick and thin!
The production features Greg Hall as Pooh; Kristen Trahan as Piglet, Roo, and Owl; Micah Stinson as Christopher Robin and Rabbit; and Jared Carlin as Eeyore and Kanga. Daria James is the director.
About A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne is known the world over for writing the timeless children’s classics about Winnie-the-Pooh. But Pooh was only a very tiny part of Milne’s oeuvre. He was an extremely accomplished and prolific playwright, novelist, and poet.
Milne wrote over twenty-five plays including Wurzel-Flummery (1917), Belinda (1918), The Boy Comes Home (1918), Make-Believe (1918), The Camberley Triangle (1919), Mr. Pim Passes By (1919), The Red Feathers (1920), The Romantic Age (1920), The Stepmother (1920), The Truth about Blayds (1920), The Dover Road (1921), The Lucky One (1922), The Artist: a duologue (1923), Give Me Yesterday (1923) [aka Success in the UK], The Great Broxopp (1923), Ariadne (1924), The Man in the Bowler Hat: a terribly exciting affair (1924), To Have the Honour (1924), Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers, (1926), Success (1926), Miss Marlow at Play (1927), The Fourth Wall or The Perfect Alibi (1928), The Ivory Door (1929), Toad of Toad Hall (1929) (Adaptation of The Wind in the Willows), Michael and Mary (1930), Other People's Lives (1933) [aka They Don't Mean Any Harm], Miss Elizabeth Bennett (1936), Sarah Simple (1937), Gentleman Unknown (1938), The General Takes Off His Helmet (1939) in The Queen's Book of the Red Cross, The Ugly Duckling (1946), and Before the Flood (1951).
Milne died in 1956.
Since 1975, Main Street Theater has produced high quality professional theater for audiences of all ages through its MainStage productions and Main Street Youth Theater. The Main Street Theater Kids On Stage program offers performing arts classes and camps for children 5 years to 14 years of age. The organization produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and 4617 Montrose Boulevard at Chelsea Market.
Main Street Theater is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of 25 arts organizations that work collectively to raise awareness of the size and diversity of the arts in Houston, and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters. Main Street Theater offers a lively year-round repertory of classic and contemporary plays for audiences of all ages and provides a much-needed showcase for Houston theater professionals. Main Street Theater is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and of ASSITEJ, the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District. All tickets are $8. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at www.mainstreettheater.com. Group rates are available.
Special performances and rates are available for daycares and camps. Call 713.524.9196 ext 101 or visit the website.
Children under the age of 3 not allowed in the theater.
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