THEATRE + COMEDY
Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly (Saturdays)
October 1 - October 22, 2011
Main Street Theater presents Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly. Book, Music and Lyrics by Joan Cushing. Adapted from the "Diary of a Worm" series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. Directed by Troy Scheid. Musical Direction by Claudia Dyle. Weekend Family Performances Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm: October 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2011.
It’s the first day of school, and Worm, Spider, and Fly are excited to catch up with friends and begin the year, but each critter faces a unique challenge. Based on the ever-popular books, Diary of a Worm, ...a Spider, and … a Fly, this play reminds us that all creatures want to be recognized, appreciated and loved!
Recommended for Pre-kindergarten and up. No children under 3 allowed in the theater (including sleeping babies).
On Saturday, October 1st, MST will launch its first-ever book club, Page to Stage, at the Blue Willow Bookshop at 10am! The club will meet 6 times over the course of the season to talk about the books the MST Theater for Youth plays are based on, meet characters from the books, have a snack, make crafts, and hear a reading from the book. Children can bring their own copy of the book or purchase it at a discount at Blue Willow (located at 14532 Memorial Drive (at Dairy Ashford)). To RSVP for the book club, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on October 1, join us for insect arts and crafts using recycled materials from 2:30 – 3:30pm at MST- Chelsea Market.
Finally, on October 18, there will be a book signing with author Doreen Cronin at the Blue Willow Bookshop at 5pm. Some of the characters from MST’s production will be there as well.
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 the Diary of… series, 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 the Production
MST’s Director of Education Troy Scheid directs Diary… Claudia Dyle is the music director. The cast includes Brittny Bush, Marco Camacho, Kalin Coates, Lauren Dolk, Chris Martin, and Crystal Sharadin, .
The design team includes Jac Jones (set and properties design), Eric L. Marsh (lighting design), Macy Perrone (costume design), and Chris Bakos (sound design). Erica Wylie is the choreographer. Kevin Zahradnik is the Production Stage Manager.
Pictured: L-R are Fly (Kalin Coates), Worm (Marco Camacho) and Spider (Chris Martin). (photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com).