Highland Park Players' GOODNIGHT MOON Begins Today
Highland Park Players present Goodnight Moon, a musical for young audiences, at Edgewood Middle School Auditorium, 929 Edgewood Road in Highland Park on Saturdays and Sundays, February 14, 15, 21, and 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Based on the beloved children's classic book, Goodnight Moon, this musical transforms the simple story of a young bunny preparing for sleep into a 3-D wonderland, full of catchy songs, delightful choreography, a colorful set and clever costumes. The rhyming ritual and the great green room come alive as the bunny dances and sings his way to sweet dreams, along with dancing bears with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon and even a trip through the night sky with dancing.
Director Debbie Goldman said, "Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to the show as a big pajama party. Goodnight Moon is my favorite children's book. With songs and dance, our very talented cast magically brings the great green room to life."
The cast includes: Tyler Callahan (Barrington), Toni Mansfield (Evanston), Meredith Colby Procell (Deerfield) Bob Spidale (Addison), Jacob Cohen (Northbrook), Kelsey Stephens (Chicago), Jenna Makkawy (Chicago), Caryl Davidson (Skokie), Scott Schwartz (Highland Park) and Derrick Procell (Deerfield). With a directing team comprised of Debbie Goldman- Director (Highland Park), Marty Karlin- Music Director (Buffalo Grove), Marissa Hockfield- Choreographer (Chicago), Janice Gemp- Props/Costumer (Highland Park), Chris Morgan- Stage Manager (Northbrook), Jane Hiett- Set Designer (Lake Forest) and Richard Neumann- Sound Designer (Skokie).
Tickets are general admission, good for any performance, and are available for purchase online at www.highlandparkplayers.com for $10 plus a $1 service fee per ticket. A special 60th anniversary edition of Goodnight Moon may also be purchased for only $6, when you buy tickets online. Tickets and books are also available for purchase at the door.
Actors will greet and sign autographs after the one hour performance, suitable for ages 2 and up. Books are held at the door for pick up and will be autographed by characters after the show.