SWIMMY, FREDERICK & INCH BY INCH to Play Byham Theater, 4/11-12

SWIMMY, FREDERICK & INCH BY INCH to Play Byham Theater, 4/11-12

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the area premiere of a musical for younger audiences, presented as part the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater's Family Series, Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch, will be performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, from Canada. Four performances will be held only at the Byham Theater on Friday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. (students only matinee) and 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International Children's Theater 2013-2014 Family Series.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings three of Leo Lionni's exquisitely crafted and award-winning Coldecott Honor books to life with Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch. Swimmy is a tiny fish that uses ingenuity to fend off danger. Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience. Inch by Inch, a lovable inchworm shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. These stories provide a gentle storytelling style, innovative puppetry and charming original music, which have earned Mermaid Theatre international acclaim. This production features the direction and design of Jim Morrow, original soundscape composed by Stephen Naylor, and narration by Richard Donat. This live performance is 60 minutes in length and recommended for youth ages 3 and up.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia ranks among North America's most respected theatres for the young, and plays an important ambassadorial role for Nova Scotia and for Canada. The company regularly crosses the continent, and has represented Canada in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Australia, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan. Mermaid Theatre has earned Export Excellence awards from both the Governments of Canada and of Nova Scotia. Based in the Town of Windsor, Mermaid Theatre has performed for nearly five million spectators on four continents. The company was founded in 1972. In 2010, the company's productions of Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites earned the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence award, one of North America's most prestigious awards in the field of puppetry.

Single tickets (in advance) are $9 for subscribers and $9.50 for non-subscribers. Single tickets purchased at the door are $11. Tickets can be ordered online at www.TrustArts.org/kids, by calling (412) 456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Group tickets can be ordered by calling (412) 471-6930.

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