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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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BROADWAY AT THE GARDENS PRESENTS

Jesus Christ Superstar

The first collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to be performed on the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar features such notable songs as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How To Love Him." Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar dramatizes Jesus' entry in Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. Perpetually changing the face of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar will leave audiences captivated by its power.

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BROADWAY AT THE GARDENS PRESENTS

Jesus Christ Superstar

The first collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to be performed on the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar features such notable songs as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How To Love Him." Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar dramatizes Jesus' entry in Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. Perpetually changing the face of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar will leave audiences captivated by its power.

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

Sing-a-Long Grease

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quaffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars.

The evening begins with a vocal warm-up before the show and suggestions for some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy, and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. Grease is the word...

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

Sing-a-Long Grease

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quaffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars.

The evening begins with a vocal warm-up before the show and suggestions for some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy, and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. Grease is the word...

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The Lewis Family Playhouse's

MAINSTREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS:

Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga

By Luis Alfaro

Directed by Robert Castro

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