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The plot of the story remains the same – three pigs build homes out of questionable material, while a wolf attempts to take their life. As a child that story was always one of my favorites. Though, I do admit, remakes were always better than the original because the author had to work hard to keep the integrity of the tale intact, while still changing it. John Scieszka did it quite successfully in, The True Story of Three Little Pigs, by creating a sympathetic wolf and some very rude piggies. In George Stiles’ and Anthony Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs: A Very Curly Musical Tail, our classic heroes take to the stage in a coming of age adaptation of the story. No, no. Not coming of age like Holden Caulfield (though wouldn’t that be interesting?), but more like finding out what it means to grow up, become independent, and stake your own claim in the world – not only for yourself, but for your family as well.

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A disobedient dog, an angry owner, and a young girl with a magical ability to right wrongs–that is the opening of The Magic Finger. From the beginning there is a sense that what you are watching is important. Through the layers of humor, the audience is continuously asked the questions, “What is fair?” and “Who gets to decide?” To be sure, they are questions that sometimes make us uncomfortable, but children’s author Roald Dahl knew they needed to be asked.

If you are not familiar with the work of Roald Dahl, I recommend your remedy that immediately. It’s for your own good, I promise. Children’s literature often gets the bad rep of being overly simplistic and fantastical–perhaps a bit too sugary a treat for the literary minded. However, many times the reality is quite the opposite. Especially when it comes to the work of Dahl, who gave voice to children’s concerns in the most memorable of ways–think Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and George’s Marvelous Medicine. In his stage adaptation of Dahl’s The Magic Finger, playwright, David Wood, asks those questions of fairness of his audience, through tackling issues such as animal rights, justice, and violence, in such a way that wherever Dahl is, he is sure to be smiling.

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LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE'S MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE WEST COAST PREMIER OF:

Roald Dahl's "The Magic Finger"

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To Lucy, it's just horrible. She tries to talk them out of it politely, but they don't listen. Then one day they go too far, and she turns her Magic Finger on them. You see, when Lucy gets angry, her Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it - like the time she turned her teacher into a cat. This time, she's turned the Greggs into birds, and...are those ducks moving into their house?

David Wood's brand new adaptation captures all of Roald Dahl's quirky humor while making you wonder what it's like to see the world from another point of view.

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LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE'S MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE WEST COAST PREMIER OF:

Roald Dahl's "The Magic Finger"

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To Lucy, it's just horrible. She tries to talk them out of it politely, but they don't listen. Then one day they go too far, and she turns her Magic Finger on them. You see, when Lucy gets angry, her Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it - like the time she turned her teacher into a cat. This time, she's turned the Greggs into birds, and...are those ducks moving into their house?

David Wood's brand new adaptation captures all of Roald Dahl's quirky humor while making you wonder what it's like to see the world from another point of view.

Published in Arts Event Calendar

LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE'S MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE WEST COAST PREMIER OF:

Roald Dahl's "The Magic Finger"

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To Lucy, it's just horrible. She tries to talk them out of it politely, but they don't listen. Then one day they go too far, and she turns her Magic Finger on them. You see, when Lucy gets angry, her Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it - like the time she turned her teacher into a cat. This time, she's turned the Greggs into birds, and...are those ducks moving into their house?

David Wood's brand new adaptation captures all of Roald Dahl's quirky humor while making you wonder what it's like to see the world from another point of view.

Published in Arts Event Calendar

MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first production of 2014: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a fun- filled musical adaptation of the beloved book by Jeff Brown.

Kevin Cochran is the director, with choreography by Lisa Hopkins and Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright. The production will play two school performances on January 31st, and open to the public on Saturday, February 1st at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, February 16 only.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley follows the adventures of Stanley Lambchop, who is a normal boy in all respects who is longing to do something amazing. He gets his wish when a bulletin board falls on him and he wakes up… FLAT! Realizing that he can fit in an envelope, he mails himself all over the world and has wonderful adventures, until he finally finds his way back home. This entertaining musical is enjoyable for the entire family, ages five and up.

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MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first production of 2014: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a fun- filled musical adaptation of the beloved book by Jeff Brown.

Kevin Cochran is the director, with choreography by Lisa Hopkins and Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright. The production will play two school performances on January 31st, and open to the public on Saturday, February 1st at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, February 16 only.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley follows the adventures of Stanley Lambchop, who is a normal boy in all respects who is longing to do something amazing. He gets his wish when a bulletin board falls on him and he wakes up… FLAT! Realizing that he can fit in an envelope, he mails himself all over the world and has wonderful adventures, until he finally finds his way back home. This entertaining musical is enjoyable for the entire family, ages five and up.

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MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first production of 2014: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a fun- filled musical adaptation of the beloved book by Jeff Brown.

Kevin Cochran is the director, with choreography by Lisa Hopkins and Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright. The production will play two school performances on January 31st, and open to the public on Saturday, February 1st at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, February 16 only.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley follows the adventures of Stanley Lambchop, who is a normal boy in all respects who is longing to do something amazing. He gets his wish when a bulletin board falls on him and he wakes up… FLAT! Realizing that he can fit in an envelope, he mails himself all over the world and has wonderful adventures, until he finally finds his way back home. This entertaining musical is enjoyable for the entire family, ages five and up.

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