CLICK, CLACK, MOO Opens 7/28 As Part Of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre

CLICK, CLACK, MOO Opens 7/28 As Part Of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Dir.; Ken Arthur, Producing Dir.), the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences, is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Free Summer Theatre Program, CLICK, CLACK, MOO, a new musical based on the Caldecott Honor children's book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

CLICK, CLACK, MOO features Gretchen Bieber as Darlene (a cow), Kristy Cates as Maddie (another cow), Michael Thomas Holmes as Loretta (another cow), Drew McVety as Farmer Brown, DeMond B. Nason as Duck and Sarah Katherine Gee as Jenny/Chicken.

Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown) and choreographed by Wendy Seyb (Toxic Avenger), CLICK, CLACK, MOO features a book by Billy Aronson (TV's "Wonder Pets," "Postcards from Buster"), lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila (Altar Boyz) and music by Rodgers Award-winning composer Brad Alexander (See Rock City and Other Destinations).

CLICK, CLACK, MOO began performances on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.). The Opening Night benefit performance is Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m., and the show runs through August 28.

All day long Farmer Brown hears "click clack moo, clickety clackety moo..." The cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! Recommended for children ages four and up, CLICK, CLACK, MOO is hilariously "moo-ving" new musical about compromise, based on the acclaimed 2005 children's book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

CLICK, CLACK, MOO features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt (Broadway's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rock of Ages), costume design by Lora LaVon (Theatreworks USA's Junie B. Jones, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere), lighting design by Matthew Richards (Port Authority, Theatreworks USA's Seussical) and sound design by Jeremy Wilson.

Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own free theatre tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive values and an appreciation for theatre. More than 20,000 FREE tickets will be distributed to CLICK, CLACK, MOO this summer.

Tickets for CLICK, CLACK, MOO are FREE and available on a first come, first served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher St.) on the day of the performance, one hour prior to curtain time. Individual reservations cannot be made in advance. CLICK, CLACK, MOO is a 60-minute, one-act musical, recommended for children ages four (4)and up.

Because Theatreworks USA accepts reservations from summer camps, public distribution tickets are extremely limited for the weekday daytime performances. Availability is usually better for evening and weekend performances. Once all tickets are distributed, any remaining patrons will be admitted at curtain time on a space-available basis.

For more information, please visit www.twusa.org.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


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