Classic children’s story, Goodnight Moon, comes alive at the JCC

31 Mar

GreatGreenRoom

TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) will present the musical Goodnight Moon live at the JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Avenue in Brighton from April 1 to 9. The show is based on the cherished story of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to slumber “in the great green room.” Goodnight Moon is recommended for boys and girls ages three and up.

IMG_5576The classic bedtime story bursts to life on stage as Bunny and his friend Mouse go on an imaginative tour of the Great Green Room, visited by a host of exuberant characters including the tooth fairy, singing bears playing musical chairs, the dish that ran away with the spoon, and a perseverant cow attempting to successfully jump over the moon. The lively musical also incorporates elements from The Runaway Bunny, another Brown favorite.

During the course of the hour-long production, the paintings and other objects in the Great Green Room actually come alive. “It’s a very unique approach to theatre,” describes TYKEs’ co-founder and director Freyda Schneider. “Scenic elements transform before your eyes from simple stationary objects to vibrant living beings. It’s quite a clever technique for bringing a story — literally — alive on stage!”

Show times are Saturday, April 1 and 8 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. {4:30 p.m. show is ASL-interpreted}.

Tickets are $16 ($15 for JCC members). Subscriptions, school shows and group sales are offered at discounted rates. Show information and ticket sales are available online at http://www.TykesTheatre.org. For more information or to order tickets by phone, call the JCC at 585-461-2000.

If you’ve read this far, you’re clearly interested in attending, and probably wondering why this has shown up in my all-about-Webster-and-pretty-much-only-Webster blog. Well, I’m helping out some good neighbors.

The JCC an important community institution which has suffered some difficulties recently, resulting in lower-than-normal ticket sales. They reached out to me for extra support for this event.

I’m hoping that our Rochester community can show how much we love our JCC neighbors, and join them for a great story in the great green room.

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