The work of Delaware County resident and NY Times bestselling author, Judith Schachner, comes to the stage in a brand new musical!
October 19, 2016 | Drexel Hill, PA. – A brand new, family-friendly musical comes to the stage at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on November 4 at 7:30 pm. The one-hour musical, Skippyjon Jones Snow What, is based on the book by Delaware County resident and NY Times bestselling author, Judith Schachner. The delightful show is performed by the professional and distinguished touring company, Theatreworks USA, and features the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua made famous in the book series.
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA. Parking is free.
Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja.
“We’re thrilled to kick off our 2016-2017 season of family entertainment by featuring a production from the reputable touring company, Theatreworks USA,” said Harry Dietzler, Executive Director of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. “Their performers relate so well to our young audience members and the attendees enjoy seeing their favorite books come alive with song and dance on the stage.”
After a brief New York City-area tour in spring 2015, Skippyjon Jones Snow What had its world-premiere at the Lucile Lortel Theatre in New York City in summer 2015. The show began its national tour in fall 2015.
Theatreworks USA is America’s largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. The national touring company has a notable history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field.
A Swarthmore, PA resident, Judy Schachner is the NY Times bestselling author and illustrator of over 23 books for children including Bits & Pieces, the Skippyjon Jones series, Yo Vikings, The Grannyman and Willy and May. She has won many awards including the first E. B. White Read Aloud Award.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
Photo credits: Jeremy Daniels
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