From April 18-26, 2016 this new stage adaptation of 5 of Robert Munsch’s stories will be presented at the Blyth Memorial Hall for school matinee audiences. The producer/director is Duncan McGregor who has presented young audience productions at Blyth before including ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2015), ‘Peter And The Wolf” (2014) and ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ (2013). Those performances were attended by over 15,000 school children and their teachers. This year it’s ‘Let’s Do Munsch’.
Nine actors (including young people from local schools plus adult performers all supported by professional designers and director) will present these well-loved stories.
This production is being done in support of student enrichment through the Foundation for Education Huron Perth and The Blyth Festival. The show consists of ’50 Degrees Below’, Mud Puddle’, Millicent and the Wind’, ‘Murmel, Murmel’ and ‘Mortimer’.
Please see the poster.
“The stage adaptations remain true to Robert’s stories and to them we’ve added the lively music and sound effects of composer Arlene Darnbrough performed by musician Suzanne MacVicar, the costumes of Sherri Milburn, and the lighting of Ross Barnett, all experienced theatre professionals”, states director Duncan McGregor. “We want to tickle your funny bone, share these adventures and touch your heart as only a Munsch story can.”
The show is ideal for kids aged 4 to 11 and tickets are $8.
Reservations can be made by calling the Blyth Festival Box Office at 1-877-862-5984.
Permission to adapt and perform ‘Let’s Do Munsch’ has been granted by Robert Munsch through Annick Press and Firefly Books.