Jaimie Lea Kiska to Lead Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre's TILLY THE TRICKSTER
At the end of 2013, The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre announced that it would be opening its 2014 Season with the brand new musical Tilly the Trickster, based on the book by Saturday Night Live star Molly Shannon. With the beginning of the new year, casting for the area premiere production has been announced.
Leading the cast as the mischievous little tot is Jaimie Lea Kiska, who has previously appeared in the Children's Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Clara & the Nutcracker Prince and Dora in Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure. Joining her on stage will be Jordan B. Stocksdale as Tilly's high-fallutin, wisedom imparting dog, Peppermint; Megan West as Emily, Tilly's bookish best friend; Joseph Waeyaert as Luke, Tilly's mop-topped male friend; and Jessica Billones and Bill Kiska as Tilly's Mom and Dad.
Tilly the Trickster has music and lyrics by Drew Fornarolo, a book by Jeremy Dobrish, and is based on the book by Molly Shannon. Way Off Broadway's production will be directed by Jordan B. Stocksdale and run from January 25 - April 5, 2014.
Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as Superstar and Never Been Kissed and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, Tilly the Trickster. Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?
Children's Theatre performances are every Saturday afternoon and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, as well as select added weekday performances throughout the year. Tickets are $17 per person with birthday party packages also available.