JPAS Presents GOODNIGHT MOON, 1/14-30

Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) Theatre For Young Audiences proudly presents GOODNIGHT MOON (Book, Music and Lyrics by Chad Henry. Based on the book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd. Adapted from GOODNIGHT MOON. (c) 1947 Harper & Row. Text (c) renewed 1975 by Roberta Brown Rauch. Illustrations (c) renewed 1975 by Edith Hurd, Clement Hurd, John Thacher and George Hellyer, as trustees of the Edith & Clement Hurd 1982 Trust. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. Adaptation by Chad Henry (c) 2006) on stage at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre January 14-30, 2011. Performances are Fridays at 7:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM. With direction by Andrew Crusse, choreography by Alicia Grubb and musical direction by Natalie True, GOODNIGHT MOON stars P. J. McKINNIE, ANNA TOUJAS ROSENBERG, ADLER HYATT, MICAH RICHERAND DESONIER and ALLEE PECK. Tickets are $15 for Kids, $20 for Students/Seniors and $25 for Adults.  For tickets, call the JPAS Box Office at 504-885-2000 or online at www.jpas.org. JPAS has great group rates!


FRIDAY EVENING PERFORMANCES ARE P.J. PARTY PERFORMANCES!
Every Friday evening performance, come dressed in your favorite pajamas and get COMPLIMENTARY COOKIES AND MILK at intermission! (included in your admission!). Only at Friday evening performances of Goodnight Moon! Experience a favorite bedtime story come to life on stage!

The popular book GOODNIGHT MOON, now 60 years old and still a favorite bedtime story, comes vibrantly alive on stage with music, dancing, and the humorous antics of the little bunny who just can't go to sleep! Watch as Bunny's room magically comes alive as he dances and sings his way to sweet dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with dancing bears with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow Jumping Over the Moon, the Toothfairy and even a trip through the night sky with dancing constellations! P. J. McKinnie stars as Bunny with Anna Toujas Rosenberg, Adler Hyatt, Micah Richerand Desonier and Allee Peck as your favorite nursery rhyme characters and more! GOODNIGHT MOON is a magical musical  that is sure to delight kids and the kid-at-heart!

The world of GOODNIGHT MOON is brought beautifully to life through the imaginative and colorful designs of Edward R. Cox. Mr. Cox designed the scenery, puppets and props for this production and his whimsical designs are sure to amuse and enchant and provide fun surprises throughout the performances!

JPAS Theatre For Young Audiences Presents GOODNIGHT MOON (Book, Music and Lyrics by Chad Henry. Based on the book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd. Adapted from GOODNIGHT MOON. (c) 1947 Harper & Row. Text (c) renewed 1975 by Roberta Brown Rauch. Illustrations (c) renewed 1975 by Edith Hurd, Clement Hurd, John Thacher and George Hellyer, as trustees of the Edith & Clement Hurd 1982 Trust. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. Adaptation by Chad Henry (c) 2006). Sponsored by AT&T, Whitney Bank and Coca-Cola. Directed by Andrew Crusse, Choreography by Alicia Grubb, Musical Direction by Natalie True. Stage Manager: Price Provenzano. Scenic/Puppet/Prop Design by Edward R. Cox. Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Jeffrey M. Davis. Costume Construction by Jocelyn Glanzman. Master Carpenter: Elizabeth Broomall. General Technician: William Spratt.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Arts Adventure Series presents kid-friendly main stage productions to school groups at discounted rates during the weekday. JPAS also provides FREE Coordinating lesson plans and study guides are available for all Arts Adventure Series performances available for download at www.jpas.org. Admission is only $5 for students. One teacher/chaperone is admitted FREE for every 10 paid students!To make reservations for your student group, please contact Donna Barber, Arts Adventure Series Coordinator, at the JPAS Box Office PH: 504.885.2000 ext. 206, Fax: 504.885.3437 or email donna@jpas.org


More About JPAS Theatre for Young Audiences
JPAS is delighted to introduce JPAS Theatre for Young Audiences. This new offering from JPAS brings top-quality, professional theatre productions especially suited for young audiences to the stage. The selections are both entertaining and educational with top-theatre talent from across the nation bringing these elaborate productions to life! JPAS is proud to have presented the Louisiana Premiere of the new musical PETITE ROUGE: A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD based on the popular children's book as the first production under JPAS Theatre For Young Audiences banner in this past fall. All the whimsy and the fun of these great family-friendly tales will be brought vividly to life with JPAS Theatre for Young Audiences!

More About the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)

Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

JPAS focuses on three main elements:
PERFORMANCE JPAS annually provides a wide range of theatrical performances that appeal to many interests and age groups. Most seasons include a selection of grand opera, musical theater, dance and music. JPAS strives to network and partner with national and International Artists and companies to bring new and diverse programming to the Southern Region.

TRAINING JPAS provides performance and technical based training in the arts for all ages with a particular focus on young people.

OUTREACH JPAS provides arts education programming in local area schools, as well as access to professional theatrical experiences that align to classroom curricula and Louisiana Content Standards, including Arts Adventure Series, Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without A Theatre. JPAS provides performers, musicians, artistic experiences and expertise to select area events and organizations to enrich the community.


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