CAPTAIN LOUIE Jr.
A PLAY Conservatory Project | October 22 – 31, 2010
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Anthony Stein; based on the children’s book The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats
Albuquerque Little Theatre and PLAY Conservatory announces the New Mexico premier of Captain Louie Jr. with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Anthony Stein based on the children’s book “The Trip” by Ezra Jack Keats, and directed by Jonathan Dunski. The vocals are directed by Aaron Howe, and the choreography is by Jessie Bolnick. It plays October 22 – 31, 2010, at Albuquerque Little Theatre.
Having just moved to his new neighborhood, young Louie feels lonely without any new friends. Looking for something to cheer himself up on Halloween Night, Louie takes an imaginary journey on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane, and returns to his old neighborhood where he and his old friends are reunited for some Halloween antics. The story is full of tricks and treats and the incomparable music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked). Most of all, “Captain Louie” celebrates friendship – making new friends and remembering old ones.
Captain Louie Jr. is a conservatory project in which a team of teaching artists were hired to work with 17 young performers ages 9 to 13 to develop show as well as to learn skills in auditioning for musical theatre.
Director Jonathan Dunski touts the play as a new classic for Youth Theatre. “Halloween is the most universally-observed, kid-friendly holiday in America. It’s about time the kids had a musical to celebrate it,” he says.
Public performances of Captain Louie Jr. go on October 22-31 — Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm — at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Running time is 45 minutes, and the play is recommended for children ages 5 and up.
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