FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arts, Entertainment, Theatre, Children, Family
The Children’s Theatre Company of Peekskill Celebrates 6th Season!
Presents a Double Feature Production of TWO Musicals:
The BUTTER Battle TALE and STONE SOUP
January 28th and 29th and February 4th and 5th, 2012 @ 3:00- 5:00pm
Peekskill, NY: Celebrating its sixth consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill will present two musicals at The Ford Theatre in Peekskill on Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th and February 4th and 5th 2012 at 3:00pm. The double musical treat, appropriate for children and adults, includes: The Butter Battle Tale, a musical adaptation by Lory Lazarus, based on the Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss with music and lyrics by Lori Lazarus; and Stone Soup, an adaption by Mehr Mansuri and Jill Bolstridge with Music and Lyrics by Frank Sanchez & Mehr Mansuri in collaboration with Lory Lazarus. The performance is located at The Ford Theatre, Peekskill Admin Building, 1031 Elm Street, Peekskill NY. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased prior to each performance at The Ford Theatre. For information, call (914) 930-6600 or 914-325-1053. For more information about The Children's Theatre (CTC), log onto www.ctcpeekskill.org or contact Ridvan Foxhall, Producer or Children's Theatre of Peekskill, at 914 930 6600.
The Children's Theatre Company's (CTC) MISSION
Building Character Onstage TM, the Children's Theatre Company, a non-profit organization based out of New York City, is dedicated to introducing children and youth to the incomparable magic of theatre, with a commitment to develop in each child a keen sense of citizenship alongside their artistic achievements. CTC promotes theater as a tool for active and analytical learning (rather than prescribed and passive), combining a character and ethical education curriculum that emphasizes a culture of inclusivity and service through arts -- fostering in young performers a profound conviction that they are the voices of positive change in society. The Children's Theatre Company also serves over 400 children a day through public schools in-school and after-school, as well as has been implemented into 6 national communities producing the CTC Community Development Model (Satellite Productions) in Peekskill NY, Boston MA, Fairfield CT, Vienna Virginia, Gaithersburg MD and soon re-opening in Los Angeles, London, UK and Cape Town South Africa. To learn more the Children's Theatre Company visit www.childrenstheatrecompany.org
Summary of shows:
The Butter Battle Tale: A musical adaptation by Lory Lazarus, based on the Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss with Music and Lyrics by Lori Lazarus.
Engaged in a long-running battle, the Yooks and the Zooks develop more and more sophisticated weaponry as they attempt to outdo each other. In this battle between the two neighbors, (over which way to butter your bread!), the story conveys the astounding destructive potential of a war. The war ends up being fought for the wrong reasons - reminding us of the danger and the prejudice attached to such battles which can eat away at our morals, our societies, and our motives. While the underlying theme to the story is the absurdity of battle, the message is that people must overcome their prejudices in order to live in peace.
Stone Soup: Music and Lyrics by Frank Sanchez and Mehr Mansuri in collaboration with Lory Lazarus. Adaptation by Mehr Mansuri & Jill Bolstridge
Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day, a wandering group of gypsies came marching down the road towards the village asking to stay for the night. The townspeople, seeing them approach town, suddenly became very busy, for gypsies are often hungry. So they hid their food under mattresses or in barns. There followed a battle of wits, with the gypsies equal to the occasion. Stone soup? Why, of course, they could make a wonderful soup of stones...but, one must add a carrot or cabbage...some meat and so it went. What happens will amaze all - especially the townspeople!