Lifeline Theatre Presents Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat, World Premiere Adaptation of the Newly-Published Children's Book
Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat, a family musical based on the brand new book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. This production marks the first time in Lifeline's 30-year history that it has premiered a stage adaptation in conjunction with the national publication of its source book. Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat is adapted by Lifeline ensemble member James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by Non-Equity Jeff Award and After Dark Award-winning composer George Howe, and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Shole Milos; the same team that created Lifeline's popular adaptations of the beloved Cronin/Lewin books, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type(2003); Duck for President (2004); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2005); and Dooby Dooby Moo (2009). (Cronin/Lewin's Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat was published August 13, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.).
It's Halloween! Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen can't wait to throw a party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest. But when mean ol' Farmer Brown refuses to allow the festivities, it's going to take some clever trickery to enjoy the tasty treats. Join the beloved barnyard crew as they teach Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun. This production is appropriate for children ages five and up, and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby.
NEW: Lifeline Theatre welcomes Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat illustrator Betsy Lewin on November 23. Lewin will sign copies of her books in the theatre's lobby at 12 p.m. (this is a free event and copies of Click, Clack, Boo! will be on sale). Betsy Lewin is the illustrator of numerous books, including Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor, NYT Best Seller); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (NYT Best Seller); Duck for President (NYT #1 Best Seller) and the rest of the books in the series (four of which have appeared on the Lifeline stage).
Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat runs Saturday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Nov. 24 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Press opening is Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Previews are Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.) Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office,773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.
PLUS: Join Lifeline Theatre every Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. during the run ofClick, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat (following the 11 a.m. show, or before the 1 p.m. show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour. Children will get up close and personal with the book behind the play with an interactive storytelling session and on-your-feet theatre games. The cost is only $5 per child. Parents are welcome to join the fun, though not required to stay. Contact Lifeline Theatre at 773-761-4477 for more information.
The complete cast and production team for Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat includes:
CAST: Lifeline ensemble members Heather Currie (Pig) and Amanda Link (Hen); with guest artists Liz Bollar (Cow),Derek Czaplewski (Farmer Brown), and Nathaniel Niemi(Duck). With understudies Alexandra Gonzalez, Lauren Guglielmello, Timothy Maples, and Jeremy Myers.
CREW: Lifeline ensemble members James E. Grote(Adaptor) and Shole Milos (Director); with guest artists Jana Anderson (Costume Designer), Benjamin W. Dawson(Production Manager), Jesse Gaffney (Properties Designer);George Howe (Composer/Lyricist, Music Director), Tony Ingram (Sound Designer), Jordan Kardasz (Lighting Designer),Michelle Lilly (Scenic Designer), Danny Osburn (Master Electrician), Joe Schermoly (Technical Director), and Ellen Willett (Stage Manager).