Thursday, October 28, 2010

BABYMOUSE: THE MUSICAL ... As a Real Musical!

Back in April, Jenni and I had the privilege of going to New York City to see a shake-down performance of a brand-new musical:

Yes, that's our very own BABYMOUSE on the left! Our book BABYMOUSE: THE MUSICAL is one of the mini-musicals included in Theatreworks USA's brand-new show, Duck for President/Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books (the show tours under both names). The production is now traveling the country, starting in the Northeast. Click on the links above to see when it's coming to a town near you!

You can also follow the company (the cast is different than the crew pictured above) on tour via Ethan Angelica's blog, Fancy Ducks. Ethan plays Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and this is his FIFTH tour with Theatreworks!

While I am admittedly biased, I think the show is hilarious. The basic premise is that a young boy doesn't want to read, and the books come to life in protest. The cast does about a zillion costume changes, as each member has to play a different character in each of the six mini-musicals: FANCY NANCY, DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, BABYMOUSE: THE MUSICAL, I HAVE TO GO!, LEONARDO, THE TERRIBLE MONSTER, and PIRATES DON'T CHANGE DIAPERS. Each one is loaded with laughs, and great fun for both kids and grown-ups. (In fact, my mother-in-law recently saw the show in Pittsburgh with one of her girlfriends--no kids in tow at all--and had a blast.)

Don't miss it!

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