Adventure Theatre MTC Announces 61st Season, Including 3 World Premieres
Adventure Theatre MTC, ATMTC, the twice recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences 2011 and 2012, today announced its 61st Season. This year ATMTC brings to life 6 main stage productions featuring two world premieres. The 61ST Season represents an exciting line-up of engaging works and world-class artistry as ATMTC continues to cultivate new generations of artists and audiences through superior theatrical experiences.
The new season kicks off with the world premiere of the Theater for Young Audiences version of Big, The Musical, adapted for the stage by Jeff Frank (First Stage Milwaukee) and Michael J. Bobbitt, directed by Michael J. Bobbitt. Previous adaptations by Michael J. Bobbitt included the popular Mirandy and Brother Wind and the sell-out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Over the holiday season, ATMTC is excited to present A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS, based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic books, adapted by James DeVita, and directed by Serge Seiden. Then A.A. Milne’s lovable bear helps to ring in the new year with le Clanché du Rand’s adaptation of WINNIE THE POOH, directed by Jerry Whiddon. Next ATMTC ups the ante with two back-to-back world premieres. First, the music of ska, rocksteady, and reggae icon Bob Marley is brought to life in THREE LITTLE BIRDS, a theatrical experience based on the story by Cedella Marley and directed by Nick Olcott, and adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt. Next up comes the world premiere of BIG NATE, THE MUSICAL based on the comic strip and books by Lincoln Pierce, directed by Michael Baron, recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Oustanding Direction, Resident Musical for his work in Adventure Theatre MTC’s 2011 production of A Year With Frog & Toad, and featuring Nate, of course, the drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy. Finally, ATMTC concludes the season with a little mischief and a very big hat. Based on Dr. Seuss’s book and directed by Karin Abromaitis, CAT IN THE HAT, originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain, is ATMTC’s last show of the 2012-2013 Season.
This season Adventure Theatre MTC is offering its annual Flex Pass! Save 20% off the season ticket price and customer fees when you purchase a book of 10 tickets.
For more information about Adventure Theatre MTC, call 301-634-2270 or visit www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org.