THEATRE + COMEDY
November 13 - December 11, 2010
Madeline’s at Main Street Theater! From Ludwig Bemelman’s classic book Madeline’s Christmas, this delightful musical version will play Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm from November 13 – December 11 with a special 11:30am performance on Friday, November 26. Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District.
About Madeline’s Christmas
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines." This charming 1956 classic finds Madeline in a Christmas crisis when all of her schoolmates are sick, along with headmistress Miss Clavel. Who will run the school? How will the girls get home for the holidays? Madeline must take charge! Madeline's Christmas is a perfect reminder for audiences of all ages of this wonderful season of miracles.
About Author Ludwig Bemelmans
Author, illustrator, artist, gourmet – Ludwig Bemelmans was a man of many talents. Bemelans wrote 45 books in his career but his best known for this authorship and illustration of the Madeline books. Bemelmans' "Central Park", a mural on the walls of the Carlyle Hotel's Bemelmans Bar in New York City, is his only remaining artwork on display to the public.
Bemelmans died in 1962. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Madeline and La Madeleine
Saturday, November 27 is La Madeleine Day at Madeline’s Christmas! Following the 4pm performance, La Madeleine will be providing delicious treats at the theater.
Saturday, December 4 from 10 – 11am, come visit our Madeline at La Madeline in Rice Village!
About the Production
Mark Adams directs Madeline’s Christmas after directing last season’s Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business at Main Street. Miriam Daly is the music director. Caroline Menefee, last season’s Junie B. Jones, will play Madeline. The rest of the cast includes Brittny Bush, Rebecca Cansler, Kaylin Coates, Lauren Dolk, Emerald Harmon, Jacqueline Grady, Katie Harrison, Jessica Knapp, Lendsey Kersey, Erica Wylie, Liann Herder, Meghan C. Hakes, and Richard Solis.
The design team includes Liz Freese (set design), Ron Putterman (lighting design), Macy Perrone (costume design), Andrew Harper (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Meghan C. Hakes is the choreographer. Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager. Alan Hall is the Assistant Stage Manager.
Ticket prices for public performances are $12 and $14. 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 mainstreettheater.com. Group rates are available. Special performances and rates are available for school matinees. Call 713.524.9196 ext 101 or visit the website.
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and up. No children under 3 allowed in the theater (including sleeping babies).
Pictured is Caroline Menefee as Madeline. (photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com).