Westport Country Playhouse to Continue Season with 'DIARY OF A WORM' 3/9

Westport Country Playhouse to Continue Season with 'DIARY OF A WORM' 3/9

Westport Country Playhouse will continue its 2013-14 Family Festivities Series with a musical presentation of "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly," based on the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, on Sunday, March 9, at 1 and 4 p.m., recommended for age 4 and up. Tickets are $20. Running time is approximately one hour. Pre-show activities begin one hour before each performance at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" is a coming-of-age musical produced by Omaha Theater Company. Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly, and Sassy Spider find that it's not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school, until every creature finds its special talent. Spider waits anxiously to shed his skin; Worm feels self-conscious and embarrassed for having no legs; and Fly's 327 brothers and sisters drive her so crazy that she can hardly focus on schoolwork. The audience will relate to the quirky crawlers as they face problems and milestones common to everyone.

An upcoming Family Festivities presentation is "Seussical," on Sunday, March 23. Adapted from the Broadway musical about Dr. Seuss' stories, and hosted by The Cat in the Hat, the cast features Horton, the elephant; JoJo, the young son of the Mayor of Who-Ville; Miss Gertrude McFuzz, the one-feathered bird; and Lazy Maysie La Bird. Dr. Seuss' beloved characters find themselves intertwined in a crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and a miraculous "think" saves the day. Produced by Theatreworks USA, "Seussical" is recommended for grades K - 5.

In conjunction with the Family Festivities Series, the Playhouse will host a book collection of gently used and new children's books for Read to Grow, Inc.

Family Festivities Partners are Meredith and David Bukzin, Galia Gichon and Adam Clemens, and Darlene Krenz. Family Festivities Corporate Sponsor is Pitney Bowes.

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).

Photo by Herb Thompson Photography

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