DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY to Come to Wharton Center, 2/9

Growing up is never easy, especially when you're the size of a bottle cap! That's what Worrying Worm, Sassy Spider, and Fearless Fly learn as they tackle the big world around them in the coming-of-age musical, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY, coming to Wharton Center on February 9, 2014. Tickets are $12, plus applicable fees, and are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

Based on the Diary of a Worm series by best-selling author Doreen Cronin and illustrated by the award-winning Harry Bliss, this tale covers the many facets of growing up. From Sassy Spider's anxious wait to shed his skin, to Worrying Worm feeling self-conscious by his lack of legs, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY tackles issues that are common in every person's life through their humorous storytelling and inventive sets and costumes.

"Diary of a Worm teaches us about tolerance, personal growth, and understanding what makes us unique,"
said Director Rob Urbinati. "It deals with a lot of big questions, like: when do I start acting like an adult? What
I am going to be when I grow up? But it also gives kids a chance to laugh and make light of things that we all
struggle with when we're young."

This children's program follows the cleverly constructed world created by Cronin and Bliss while adding their
own theatrical and creative style. DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY utilizes multiple musical
outlets to bring their insect kingdom to life, including rap, jazz, doo-wop, and show tunes. Joan Cushing, the
creative mastermind behind such hits as Junie B. Jones and A Little Monkey Business, Heidi, and Miss Nelson
Has a Field Day, brings these charismatic bugs to life through her inventive writing and composition. DIARY
OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY brings all the big emotions of childhood to an insect-sized world.

Photo Credit: whartoncentermedia.com

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