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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  

Anthem, Ariz.  September 8, 2015 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a Dwayne Hartford adaptation based on the Newberry-winning novel by author Katie DiCamillo. Follow the heartwarming journey of Edward, a china rabbit given to ten-year-old Abilene by her grandmother in the 1930s, when an unfortunate incident suddenly shatters his pleasant but vain life and sends him overboard the RMS Queen Mary.   From the ocean floor to a fisherman’s boat, Edward is passed from hand to hand of a succession of life-altering characters, taking him far from home and even farther from the selfish rabbit he once was. "If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."  

The talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees, ages 13 – adult, presents the show November 12-15 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes director Laura O’Meara and producer Jackie Hammond,  

"I was elated to receive the rights for MTA to produce this heartwarming show that is suitable for all ages,” said Hammond.  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane follows Edward on many adventures, and we watch him learn that 'without any intention of loving or being loved, the whole journey is pointless.' Led by a very talented group of actors, Tulane is a beautiful story of perseverance, relationships, and strife, but most of all, love."  

Performances take place Thursday – Sunday, November 12 - 15 at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Times vary, see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $19 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.  

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is being presented through special arrangement with Kate DiCamillo, Dwayne Hartford, and Kyle Sorrell. 
Copyright 2006 by Kate DiCamillo
Originally published by Candlewick Press Used with the permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

Photo by Michele Celentano. Abilene is being played by Savannah Foy. Edward Tulane is being played by Jack Maplethorpe.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.




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