THEATRE + COMEDY
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
September 26 - October 10, 2009
It’s cold outside, and the cows deserve better! Main Street Theater Theater for Youth presents Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, based on the hilariously witty bookbook by Doreen Cronin, and adapted for the stage by James E. Grote. Music by George Howe. Lyrics by George Howe and James E. Grote. Directed by Meghan C. Hakes.
FAMILY PERFORMANCES: Saturdays, September 26 and October 3 & 10, 2009 at 1pm and 4pm. SCHOOL MATINEES: September 21 – October 16, 2009, Monday – Friday at 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.
Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type! Not only that, but they’re cold out there in the barn – and they’re smart, too… When Farmer Brown starts getting typed notes from the cows about wanting electric blankets – he dismisses them out of hand. But when the animals go on strike, and he can’t get any milk or even any eggs from his hen, he’s got to reconsider!
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type is a marvelously delightful story about teamwork, ingenuity, and striving for what you believe!
About Author Doreen Cronin
Doreen Cronin was an attorney in New York when her first book, Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, was accepted for publication. Eventually she left the law altogether to write fulltime for children. After Click, Clack’s huge success, she again partnered with illustrator Betsy Lewin to write Giggle, Giggle, Quack. Her other works include Diary of a Worm, Duck for President, and Dooby, Dooby Moo, to name a few.
Ms. Cronin was born in Queens and raised on Long Island. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University and St. John’s University School of Law. She currently resides in New York with her family.
About Playwright James E. Grote
Jim Grote has been a member of the artistic ensemble of Lifeline Theatre since 1999. Mr. Grote became a playwright for Lifeline in 2000 with his adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair, which was named the best family show of that year by the Chicago Tribune. His other adaptations for the MainStage include The Piano Tuner (After Dark Award: Outstanding Production) and A Long Way from Chicago.
For KidSeries at Lifeline, Mr. Grote has adapted Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (featuring music by George Howe), as well as Duck for President, all based on the book series by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. He also adapted The Dirty Cowboy and Deep in the Jungle for Lifeline’s KidSeries.
Outside of Lifeline, Mr. Grote has appeared in Everyman at Steppenwolf Theatre, The Secret of the Old Queen at Stage Left Theatre, and has toured with the National Theatre for Children, HealthWorks Theatre, and Windy City Gay Chorus. He has served as one of Lifeline’s artists-in-residence at Kilmer Elementary School, and he authors Lifeline’s KidSeries study guides.
Mr. Grote is a graduate of Northwestern University.
About the Production
Meghan C. Hakes returns to MST as director after last season’s The Reluctant Dragon. The cast includes Rebecca Cansler, Alan Hall, Katie Harrison, Kathryn Noser, and Micah Stinson.
The design team includes Jodi Bobrovsky (set design), Eric Marsh (lighting design), Liz Freese (costume design), Shawn W. St. John (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager.
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) not allowed in the theater.