Oakland University stages imaginative musical for kids and families
Parents, teachers and others interested in treating children to the magical ambiance of musical theatre are invited to take in a performance of "Captain Louie," a lively and entertaining production featuring Oakland University theatre arts professionals in training.
This family musical focuses on a young boy from the inner city whose family moves to a new neighborhood. On Halloween night, lonely for the friends he has left behind, he escapes into to his imagination and takes the audience with him on a trick or treating adventure.
"Captain Louie" is adapted from the children's book "The Trip" by Ezra Jack Keats. The music and lyrics are by "Wicked" composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz and the book is by Anthony Stein.
Assistant Professor Anthony Guest, director of the OU production, said, "Not only is it entertaining for both kids and adults, it becomes a perfect forum for parents to talk to their children about loneliness, building confidence and courage." He adds that audience members will likely be singing songs from the show for days after seeing it.
Performances will take place in Varner Recital Hall at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday May 19; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. The final performance will be shadow-signed by members of TerpTheatre. Tickets are $14 for general admission and $8 for students. All tickets for the 10 a.m. matinee are $8.
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the performance or ahead of time, in person at the box office, by phone at (800) 585-3737 or at startickets.com. There is no service fee for advance ticket purchase. For complete ticket information, visit oakland.edu/tickets.
The production will also tour area schools in May and June. Elementary school educators interested in bringing "Captain Louie" to their buildings should e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Captain Louie," a lively production featuring Oakland University theatre arts professionals in training, focuses on a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood.
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