Monday, February 27, 2012
ArtsView Children’s Theatre presents the Oh-So-Lovable WINNIE-THE-POOH
ArtsView Children’s Theatre’s all youth show, under the direction of veteran director Pat Clark, features performers 8-15 years of age from Longview and the surrounding areas
LONGVIEW ArtsView Children’s Theatre welcomes the return of its favorite storybook character, WINNIE-THE-POOH! Based on the stories by A.A. Milne, the production will run Thursday through Sunday, March 1-4, 2012. The production lasts approximately one hour and is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
In A.A. Milne’s delightful tale, there is nothing Christopher Robin’s friend, Pooh, would rather do than drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping every once in awhile to “eat a little something.” But this time, his penchant for eating gets him stuck! And it’s just when his friend Piglet needs him most! Kanga is preparing to give poor Piglet a bath and forcing him to take Strengthening Medicine! Will Pooh get unstuck in time?
ArtsView Children’s Theatre’s all youth show, under the direction of veteran director Pat Clark, features performers 8-15 years of age from Longview and the surrounding areas - including Hallsville, Kilgore, Tatum, and Gilmer. New to ArtsView, Mason Moore portrays Pooh, while veteran ArtsView participants, Lane Sullivan (Christopher Robin), Rachel Armour (Kanga), and Lexi Jones (Piglet) all bring Pooh’s adventures to life! Apprentices, led by Artistic Director Laura Bowen, are ages 13-15, and help to create and manage the action backstage. They are Kaitlyn Maloy, Calvin Davis, Nicole Mayfield, BethanyTrauger and Paige Bagley. The show features scene design and construction by Cody Bowen, scenic painting by ArtsView’s Board President, Caryn Pepper, lighting by Anthony “Fro” Horner, sound by Nathan Olson, costumes by Bonnie Capshaw, and props, hair/ make-up design and application by Kelli Jester. Mindy Armour is Stage Manager, and Alan Parker is Technical Director.
Following the adventures of the teddy bear with an insatiable appetite for honey, the show opens Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. with additional shows on Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3 at 7 p.m. Matinees will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be located at ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler Street, downtown Longview.
For more information on this production and to find out more about the 2012 Season or PATHS – (Performing Arts THeatre School) please visit our website.
Special thanks to the City of Longview ~ ArtsView Children’s Theatre wishes to thank the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission for their continuing support of selected productions and musicals.