Beloved Bedtime Story GOODNIGHT MOON Now a Family Musical!

December 09, 2013

 

Contact: Tiffany Bell, ASF Media Relations

  334.462.2747 or tiffany@mattercreativestudio.com

Beloved Bedtime Story

GOODNIGHT MOON

Now a Family Musical!

Opens at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on January 11, 2014

MONTGOMERY, AL (Dec. 9, 2013) Goodnight Moon, the beloved  bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, has been transformed into a delightful full length musical filled with fun, adventure and charm fit for the whole family. It will be running on the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s intimate Octagon stage from January 11 to February 1. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children (16 and under). ASF members’ prices are $24 for adults and $14 for children. They may be obtained by calling 1.800.841.4273, visiting online at www.asf.net or at the ASF box office located at 1 Festival Drive in the heart of Montgomery’s beautiful Blount Cultural Park.

This musical adaptation with book, music and lyrics by Chad Henry follows the nighttime adventures of Bunny as he sings and dances through nursery rhyme scenes of dancing bears, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping over the Moon and a stellar voyage through the constellations. The two-act musical is designed to keep pre-school aged children and up engaged and entertained.

The Washington Post raved that Goodnight Moon is “gobs of fun.” The Chicago Sun Times exclaimed the musical is “full of delicious tricks and no end to whimsical surprises.” ASF’s production will showcase actors on roller skates, puppetry, eye-catching costumes and lots of crowd-pleasing special effects.

Goodnight Moon will feature Joshua Marx as Bunny, Lea McKenna-Garcia as Old Lady and Christian Castro as Mouse. Others in the cast include Morgan Auld (Clarabelle, Star Person), Rivka Borek (Cat, Kitten, Bear, Star Person), Brennan Gallagher (Dog, Kitten, Bear, Star Person), Christina King (Dish, Spoon, Mitten, Bear, Star Person) and Daniel Solomon (Tooth Fairy, Moon, Socks, Star Person).

ASF’s associate director Nancy Rominger directs the production. Rominger’s past credits for family faire includes the hits Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte’s Web and Ferdinand the Bull. Rominger, along with Christian Castro, also designed choreography for the musical.

Others on the artistic team include Peter Hicks (scenic design), Jennifer Ables (costume design), Tom Rodman (lighting design), Jacob Sullivan (sound design), Seth Rettberg (puppet consultant) and Susan Willis (dramaturg). Annie Jenkins will serve as stage manager.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as the State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Winton Blount’s gift of a performing arts complex in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

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