Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 DISNEY'S MULAN JR
KUDZU PLAYHOUSE
6/28-6/28/2013
Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's Mulan. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's MULAN JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like "Reflection,"? "Honor to Us All"? and "I'll Make a Man Out of You"? as well as new songs that will get your audience up on its feet!
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 SEUSSICAL JR
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Arts Council
6/28-6/29/2013
A delight for children to perform, SEUSSICAL is now one of the most-performed shows in America! In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!SEUSSICAL JR. is fun for the whole family! Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming.Note: for this version, certain
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
DESOTO FAMILY THEATRE
6/21-6/30/2013
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It?s the zany new 1920?s musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL! Taking place in New York City in 1922, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It?s a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
RIPLEY Arts Council
6/25-6/30/2013
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
BROOKHAVEN LITTLE THEATRE
6/28-6/30/2013
Step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. offers students a great introduction to musical theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 6/23/2013 PIED PIPER
Actors' Playhouse
6/27-8/3/2013
The town of Hamelin is overrun with rats! Can a dancing, flute-playing stranger rid the town of the rat infestation? Will the townspeople be willing to pay the ultimate price for this "Pied Piper's" services? This play within a play has the local school performing "The Pied Piper," and the "Mayor" isn't ready! Join the tenants of Hamelin and the school as they discover the value of having a great attitude, and the importance of keeping promises. The swinging title song, "You've Gotta Have Two," and the fun-for-all, "We Are The Rats," are all included in this entertaining adaptation.
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