"Angelina Ballerina, The Musical," featuring a feisty little mouse with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, will be part of Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series on Sunday, December 9, 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18. Family Festivities is supported in part by a contribution from the First Niagara Bank Foundation. Family Festivities Partners are Meredith and David Bukzin.
In "Angelina Ballerina, The Musical," Angelina And her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. Angelina And her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Angelina works hard to reach her goals, and along the way, learns from her mistakes.
Based on the critically acclaimed books by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig and the PBS KIDS® animated series, "Angelina Ballerina, The Musical," (c) 2012 Hit Entertainment Limited, is produced by the Vital Theatre Company, and recommended for ages 6 – 10.
One hour before each performance, there will be a pre-show activity presented by Ballet Etudes Company.
In conjunction with the Family Festivities Series, The Playhouse is hosting a book collection for Read to Grow, Inc., a statewide nonprofit organization that helps parents take an active role in their children's literacy development by providing free children's books to families with limited access and to community resources that serve them. At each Family Festivities performance, bins will be located in The Playhouse lobby for donations of gently used and new children's books which will be given to families and programs in the greater Fairfield County area through Read to Grow.
The Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will continue with "Fancy Nancy, The Musical," on Sunday, January 27, which finds Fancy Nancy and her friends auditioning for their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances"; "Junie B. Jones," on Sunday, February 10, starring outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones in a new musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, and the annual kickball tournament; "How I Became a Pirate," on Sunday, March 3, a musical adventure about young Jeremy Jacob, who is recruited by Captain Braid Beard and his mates to join the pirate crew on a quest to bury their treasure; and "The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle," on Sunday, April 7, a new musical that portrays Watty Piper's timeless tale about hard work, self-confidence, friendship, and believing that anything is possible.
Everyone in the audience requires a ticket. For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org. Stay connected to The Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), view Playhouse videos on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse) or get an insider's peek on The Playhouse Blog (www.theplayhouseblog.org).