Columbia Children's Theatre to Present 'THE STINKY CHEESE MAN,' 3/28-4/6

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Columbia Children's Theatre to Present 'THE STINKY CHEESE MAN,' 3/28-4/6

Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), the Midlands only professional theatre for families and young audiences, will present The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales, March 28 - April 6. Show times are Fridays at 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special "Late Night Date Night' performance for adults will be at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, and will include a cash bar. All shows are held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $10.00 for children three years of age through adult, with $8.00 tickets for seniors and active duty military. The 7:00 p.m. performances on Saturday evenings will have a special price of $5.00 for everyone. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. For more information contact CCT at 803-691-4548. CCT's 2013-2014 Season is sponsored by The Little Gym of Columbia and Lexington, and South Carolina Blue Retail.

Adapted from the Caldecott Honor book by Jon Scieszka, Kent Stephens' musical takes the audience on a riotous trip through fairy tale land where familiar characters and events collide in unexpected and hilarious ways. The show finds Jack trying to outwit a witless giant, while dealing with other characters such as Cinderella, Rumplestiltzkin, the Ugly Duckling, the Stinky Cheese Man, and more. Full of music, dance, laughter, and silliness, the production will tickle the funny bones of audience members young and old.

CCT Artistic Director Jerry Stevenson directs a cast of talented local actors including Paul Lindley II as The Stinky Cheese Man, Lee O. Smith as Foxy Loxy, Julian Deleon as the Wicked Stepmother, Evelyn Clary as Cinderella, Toni V. Moore as The LIttle Red Hen, Elizabeth Stepp as Rumplestiltzkin, and Scott Vaughan as Jack. Musical direction is by Paul Lindley II, and choreography is by Crystal Aldamuy.

After last summer's successful Late Night Date Night performance of The Commedia Rapunzel, Stevenson decided to bring the event back on Friday April 4, at 8:00 p.m. (Yes, 8:00 is late by Children's Theatre standards!) The doors will open that night at 7:00 with a cash bar, and a special performance just for adult "kids at heart."

"The humor in this show plays on so many levels, that I know adults will find a lot to laugh about," said CCT Artistic Director Jerry Stevenson. "Late Night Date Night is a chance for adults to come let loose, enjoy silly fun, and see that our theatre is truly for the kid in everyone!"

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