Coming up Rosie"
Rosie, her little brother Chicken Soup, and the all of the kids from Avenue P
in Really Rosie, a musical based on characters from Maurice Sendak's
Nutshell Library series, with music by Carole King. The show will be directed
by Jacquie Billings, with Musical Director Bethany Aiken, and Choreography by
show is the first major winter musical the Arlington Children's Theater (ACT)
has performed in its sixteen year history. Like ACT's well-anticipated summer
musicals, this show is marked by high energy, rousing singing and creative
staging. ACT hires professional theater artists to work with its young actors
to bring high production values to the shows. Really Rosie marks
the debut of Jacquie Billings as an ACT director. Billings has eight years
experience directing theater at Arlington Catholic High School. Billings chose
the play because she says that all children have what Sendak calls and
"essential Rosiness": "Rosie's life is not perfect. In fact,
she is pretty ordinary. She's not rich or famous. She's just a kid from a
simple humble neighborhood. Rosie's only pretending to be shooting a movie.
Underneath her fantasy of being discovered by a famous producer, she is
'Really Rosie'. She shares the dream of any girl or boy: 'I am famous and
wonderful and everyone loves me and wants to be me.' Enter Rosie, who, with
little more than a stoop and her cardboard box of costumes and props, implores
her neighborhood, and ultimately the entire audience to 'believe her'."
by veteran ACT producers Steve Smith and Susan Watts, Really Rosie is
expected to be seen by over 1000 people during the course of its 3-day, 4-show
run at Arlington's Regent Theater. Fifty children from 10 communities, ages
7-15, are involved in this production. Really Rosie will be
performed on Friday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25th at 10:30
a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th at 1:00 p.m. Reserved
tickets are available for all four shows. Contact Karyn Ginsburg at
781-862-1357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your tickets ($11 each), or the Regent Theater box office
781-646-4849 ($12 each, or $11 each if ordered in person). For more
information about the Regent, visit http://www.regenttheatre.com/.
Regent Theater is located at 7 Medford Street in the heart of Arlington Center
and is easily reached by public transportation. Parking is available in
municipal lot across the street from the theater.
more information about ACT shows, workshops and other theater happenings,
contact Steve Smith at 781-721-2176 or visit http://act.arlington.ma.us/.