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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Stage's Big Announcement

First Stage Theatre Company made two big announcements today: first, they've named the third show that will make up the children theatre's 21st season - and they've announced a historic theatre where the show will be staged!

The group's Spring 2011 show will be Rugrats, A Live Adventure, and it will be staged at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center!

That's exciting news, because it's just the second community theatre show to be staged at the Keith since the building became a performing arts center! (The first show was also by First Stage - Disney's High School Musical in November 2007.)

Rugrats will be staged March 17 - 20, 2011. There will be a School Show on a date to be announced.

The show will be Co-directed by Mary and Tommy Smirl. The Musical Director is Chris Bowling, the
Choreographer is Tiffany Carroll, and the Producers are Tracy Meadows and Elaine Young.

Here's a description of the show: "Welcome to the world of the Rugrats, Nickelodeon’s classic hit animated series about life from a baby’s point of view. This live theatrical production features young performers as they bring this award-winning television show to life. Whenever adults are around, the Rugrats act like real babies, but when they're alone they drop their witless pose and talk to each other with the vocabulary of five-year-olds. The Rugrats, in their usual offbeat fashion, turn a typical rainy afternoon into an adventure of the imagination. "
Auditions for the show will be held in December 2010.

Rugrats will be the third show in First Stage's 2010 season, which includes James and the Giant Peach and Once Upon a Mattress.

For more information, visit the First Stage website at www.firststagetheatre.org.

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