Musical Theatre of Anthem presents Winnie the Pooh
STAFF REPORT~ 2/13/2013
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) showing of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS, the musical based on the characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film, will feature a cast of 50 youth when it debut Feb. 21.
The show which includes four runs through Feb. 24, takes place in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson. As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.
“If you liked the Winnie the Pooh movie about the Backson and all of Pooh’s beloved friends, you will love the live stage version of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS,” said Jackie Hammond, director and vocal director. “It is very similar to the popular movie and follows the fun-loving story line.”
Sarah Brayer is choreographing the show, which runs without an intermission. Prior to the show attendees can join in festivities like face painting. Cookies and lemonade will be available to enjoy with the show’s characters.
Performances take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 and 22, at 3 and 7 p.m., Feb. 23 and at 3 p.m., on Feb. 24. The site of the show is MTA’s performance space, 42323 N. Vision Way, Bldg. 2, Anthem, AZ 85086. Tickets may be purchased online at musicaltheatreofanthem.org. Adult tickets are $18 and students, seniors and children 12 and under are $15. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.