GOODNIGHT MOON Children's Musical Plays ZACH, Now thru 3/23

ZACH - Austin's Theatre and Texas' longest running theatre, presents Goodnight Moon, adapted from the book Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, featuring book, music, and lyrics by Chad Henry.

Step into the great green room as one of the most iconic children's books of all time is brought to life. In this lively musical about children's imaginations at bedtime, Bunny's room magically comes alive with stunning puppetry, tap dancing bears, and even a trip through the night sky with a constellation light show. For ages 3 and up.

ZACH's Education Director Nat Miller says: "Goodnight Moon is one of the most elaborate productions ZACH has done for young people. It is a book that spans generations, and we are all excited for families to see it brought to life on our stage. The whole set comes alive with puppetry and spectacle. I saw the production at the Seattle Children's Theatre, where it was developed, and it was magical. More than 9,000 pre-k through second grade students will be attending ZACH's production of Goodnight Moon, many of them seeing theatre for the very first time. I think this show will not only engage them, but also get them hooked as patrons of theatre and the arts and be an enjoyable experience for parents and teachers as well."

ZACH's production features an all-star cast: JILL BLACKWOOD, AMY DOWNING, FRANK NAPPI, and Biscuit Brothers member JEROME SCHOOLAR.

Puppet Design by TAYLOR HARRISON · Set Design by STEPHANIE BUSING · Costume Design by ELISE ROMERO · Music Direction by ALLEN ROBERTSON · Lighting Design by MATT WEBB · Sound Design by CRAIG BROCK

Performances take place on ZACH's intimate Kleberg Stage, 1421 West Riverside Drive (corner of Riverside Dr. and S. Lamar Blvd.). Goodnight Moon premieres February 2, 2013, and performances continue through March 23, 2013. Public Family Shows: Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To order tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit Children's tickets are $14, and adult tickets are $16. Concessions will be open one hour before showtime. Drinks welcome inside the theatre.

ZACH Theatre is Austin's leading professional producing theatre, employing more than 600 actors, musicians, and designers annually. Founded in 1932, ZACH is the longest running theatre company in Texas, serving 95,000 adults and youth annually. ZACH creates its own nationally recognized plays and musicals that ignite the imagination, lift the spirit, and engage the community under the proven leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Launching its 80th season in 2012, ZACH continues to expand and engage with Austin, adding the new 420-seat, 32,000-square-foot Topfer Theatre to its performing arts campus, nearly doubling ZACH's capacity while retaining its hallmark intimate theatre-going experience.

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