Spencer, IA (SCT)--Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: Kids and the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh (Rhyan Busch) is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger (Aleena Lawson), Piglet (Makenna Pierce), Rabbit (Ashley Schuster), Eeyore (Gabbi Carpenter) and Owl (Ruby O’Hagan), but soon discovers that Christopher Robin (Saige Mayes) has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.
Winnie the Pooh: Kids is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.
SCT’s production features a cast of 50 children between the ages of 6 and 14 from Spencer and the surrounding communities. Directed by Education Intern Meghan Vosberg, with Music Direction Intern Jonathan Posthuma serving as music director, the production also features many area teens and adults serving as team members who’ve helped do all the things that need to be done for a big theatrical production. From those leading the production (director, music director, choreographer, stage manager) to those who’ve helped to design and make costumes, build and paint the set, gather and create props, and crew the show, 84 people- mostly kids- have contributed to help make the show the magical event it will be.
Winnie the Pooh: Kids opens Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. with an ice cream social immediately following the performance. Performances continue to run Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 5. Tickets may be reserved through the SCT Box Office at (712) 262-7336. SCT Box Office Hours for Children’s Theatre productions are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11-2 Saturday Aug. 4, and an hour before each performance. The SCT Playhouse and Box Office are located at 518 1st Ave. E.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Winnie the Pooh: Kids is appropriate for all ages. Everyone who enters must have a ticket. The show runs approximately 45 minutes.
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: Kids is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Winnie the Pooh: Kids is made possible with the help of a sponsorship from H&N Chevrolet Buick.
For more information please call us at (712) 262-7336 or visit us online at www.spencercommunitytheatre.com.
SCT’s WINNIE THE POOH at a Glance
WHAT: Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: Kids and the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet , Rabbit, Eeyore and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. Winnie the Pooh: Kids is based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.
WHO: Music and Lyrics by Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by Will Van Dyke. Book and Additional Lyrics by Cheryl Davis. Based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney Animated feature film. Directed by Meghan Vosberg; Music Direction by Jonathan Posthuma.
CAST: Features an cast of 50 actors, including:
Winnie the Pooh: Rhyan Busch
Pooh’s Tummy: Nola Gafkjen
Tigger: Aleena Lawson
Piglet: Makenna Pierce
Rabbit: Ashley Schuster
Owl: Ruby O’Hagan
Kanga: Kylee Versluis
Roo: Cayle Carter
Eeyore: Gabbi Carpenter
Christopher Robin: Saige Mayes
DATES, TIMES, & PRICES
Ticket price is $10 for adults, $5 for children
Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. OPENING NIGHT & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. FINAL PERFORMANCE
HOW TO CONTACT SPENCER COMMUNITY THEATRE:
By Phone: (712) 262-7336
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Person: 518 1st Ave. E., Spencer (one block off Grand) between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.