Dora, Pooh, Frosty, Rapunzel part of new children's theater series
Storybook Theater features four shows with a professional cast, including Rapunzel, Winnie the Pooh, Dora the Explorer and Frosty the Snowman. The series will benefit Marbles Kids Museum.Posted — Updated
Storybook Theater will feature a professional cast of actors in shows staged just for kids and families. The inaugural season begins in March with Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale; and continues throughout the year with Disney's Winnie the Pooh, Kids in April; Dora the Explorer, Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure in November 2013; and Frosty the Snowman from December to November 2013.
The one-hour shows are geared toward young audiences.
“Our research demonstrated that there is an abundance of parents and grandparents looking to expose their children to theater at a very early age”, said Lavery, General Manager, Broadway Series South, in a press release. “When we looked at options currently available in the market we couldn’t find anything that compared to this professional and yet affordable series. The successful history of Casa Mañana children’s theater ensures these shows offer quality content for younger kids, and we are so happy the routing worked to benefit both cities.”
Once they go on sale to the general public, tickets can be purchased at the Progress Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Here's what's scheduled:
- Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale - March 1 to March 3, 2013 (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). "Rapunzel" comes to life in a magical new musical featuring that beautiful princess with the long, long, long hair trapped in the tower, a handsome young suitor who doesn’t quite know what he’s searching for – of course, an evil witch who has her eye on what should be Rapunzel’s kingdom, and a tired, yet philosophical, old dragon who tries to make sense of it all! A charming musical adventure for the whole family!
- Disney's Winnie the Pooh, Kids - April 12 to April 14, 2013 (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Disney's Winnie the Pooh, Kids welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again sharing snacks.
- Dora the Explorer, Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure - November 1 to Nov. 3, 2013 (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. The audience helps them navigate over Dancing Mountain and through Silly Singing Bridge to confront the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, the audience will use map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho”!
- Frosty the Snowman - November 26 - December 24, 2013 (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater).