Theatre’s Tarradiddle Players End Their Season with New Show “The
Nightingale” and Audience Favorite “If You Give a Pig a Party”
Theatre of Charlotte’s Resident Touring Company, the Tarradiddle Players, will
end their season this May with two productions in the Wachovia Playhouse. The
Players will mount a new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy
tale “The Nightingale” from May 2-11 and, due to popular demand, will bring
back Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Pig a Party” for two additional shows
on May 17.
by Nicia Carla and Aaron Moore
2-11, 2008 ·
lovely, Asian-inspired retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy
tale invites the audience to become part of a journey of discovery. Like a
tyrannical two-year-old, the Emperor of China is never happy unless he gets his
way. He insists on having the best and most of everything: the best gardens, the
best robes, the best music. Yet all the extravagant riches he collects leave him
feeling empty, until he meets a plain brown nightingale whose simple, lyrical
song strikes a silent chord deep inside his heart. Will the Emperor learn
anything from the sweetness of the nightingale’s song? Or will his greed
destroy the one thing that can make him truly happy?
Nightingale” is directed by Nicia Carla for ages 6 and up. Meet the
Tarradiddle Players and hear stories from the road at an audience talkback
following the opening night performance on May 2.
times and dates are:
May 3 1:00 pm
2:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
May 10 1:00 pm
May 11 2:00 pm
You Give a Pig a Party”
for the stage by Nancy Schaeffer • Music & Lyrics by B. Wolf
on the book by Laura Numeroff; Illustrations by Felicia Bond
May 17, 2008 ·
original February run of “If You Give a Pig a Party” completely sold out,
but fans of Laura’s Numeroff’s picture books will get another chance to see
this wildly popular show on Saturday, May 17. As a little pig revels in the
excitement of putting together a party, she learns that you can’t have a party
without friends - and that having friends is the perfect reason to have a party!
Directed by Alan Poindexter, “If You Give a Pig a Party” is a lively musical
for ages 3 and up.
times and dates are:
May 17 11:00 am
May 17 1:00 pm
productions star the 2007-08 Tarradiddle Players company: Darlene Parker-Black,
, Leslie Ann Giles and
. In addition to appearances on Children’s Theatre’s MainStage, this
professional four-person troupe spreads the joy of live theatre across the
Southeast. This season, the Tarradiddle Players will travel from
, performing in schools, community centers and towns big and small for audiences
who might otherwise never see a live play.
will be held in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $18.00; General Admission tickets are $14.00. For
tickets, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm,
Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
The media sponsor for the 2007-08 season is WCNC-TV.
Airways: the 2007-08 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.