Children's Book Comes to Life on Arts Council Theatre Stage


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Image courtesy of Twin City Stage

Like many of you, I've read "Are You My Mother?" about a billion times. I can still do the voices. For Baby Bird, I conjured my cutest baby voice. Dog was deep and slow. Hen was raspy and agitated. For Snort, I began deep in my belly and created a thundering noise that widened the eyes of my three boys every time. And while the show is recommended for audiences age 4 and up, I would love to take my grown sons to see one of their favorite books come alive on stage at Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem. That is where "Are You My Mother?" will be performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre.

For those not familiar, the story begins when Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother isn’t there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird. In the stage adaptation, theater-goers can expect a rich, upbeat musical score and imaginative sets. Greg Gunning, ArtsPower’s Artistic Director, adapted and directed the show and wrote the lyrics.  Richard DeRosa wrote and orchestrated the musical score.

“We thought this show would be a wonderful offering for Mother’s Day weekend,” says Twin City Stage's marketing director, Kristina Ebbink. “Short, colorful musicals like this are the perfect way to introduce young children to the magic of live theater, and the ArtsPower group never disappoints. We hope a lot of people will take advantage of this opportunity to build a fun, new memory with their children.”

The hour-long production is planned as a matinee on May 7. Tickets are only $15. Two lucky families in the Triad will win family 4-packs of tickets to "Are You My Mother?" through our contest page. Register now for your chance to take the family to this adorable play for free.

 

About Twin City Stage

Twin City Stage is celebrating its 81st Season in 2015-16.  Founded in 1935 as The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, the company merged with The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem in 2011.  TCS provides exciting and innovative live theater for people of all ages and offers acting classes and summer camps for children and teens. 

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