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THE BELOVED CHILDREN’S BOOK “CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE” COMES ALIVE ON THE SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY STAGE
“Power to the poultry!”
Salt Lake Acting Company is excited to present our 4th annual children’s play, CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE based on the popular children’s book by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Betsy Lewin. The Caldecott Honor book has been adapted by James E. Grote, with music by George Howe, into a delightful song and dance show for families to come and enjoy this holiday season from December 14th to January 5th.
“Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.” And thus begins the beloved tale of what happens when cows use the power of the written word to improve the conditions in the barn. Funny and enlightening, the story of cows and hens staging a peaceful uprising will be sure to make children and adults alike laugh and smile.
Director and Choreographer Penelope Caywood says, “This funny musical will show little rebels-in-the-making the power of standing up for your rights and the art of negotiation and compromise. Don’t be surprised if your kids come home and demand a raise in their allowance.”
Musical Director, Darrin Doman says, “The musical score to CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE has something for everyone. I was hooked from the very beginning when a cow starts her day singing like I imagine cows might sing, ‘Moo, moo-moo-moo Moo...’Cows that dance and sing? It's just a recipe for a hit show if you ask me.”
Salt Lake Acting Company is proud to provide outreach to and partner with local charitable organizations in conjunction with CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE, including the following:
SLAC is offering Title I schools free performances of CLICK CLACK MOO for their K-2 students, complete with a study guide, pre-play warm up and post-play discussion with the actors. This program is a way to merge arts and education and to offer schools that often lack access to the arts the chance to experience the joy and excitement of live theatre.
The Salt Lake Education Foundation will have a presence in our lobby, accepting art supplies and monetary donations in order to strengthen the educational opportunities of students in the Salt Lake City School District.
SLAC is partnering with Intermountain Therapy Animals for Saturday and Sunday performances, offering children a chance to interact with animals and audiences a chance to donate to the organization which offers animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech and psychotherapies, as well as special education.
The cast of CLICK CLACK MOO will be reading and performing at the following area libraries: Draper Library, Sandy Library, West Jordan Library, West Valley Library, Sprague Library and King’s English Bookstore starting at the end of November and throughout December.
Art inspired by SLAC’s production will be on display in the Green Room Gallery during the run of the show. It has been created by youth at the Visual Art Institute. The Visual Art Institute provides visual art programs to elementary through high school students in an effort to encourage students to integrate their creativity into every aspect of their thinking, education and life.
SLAC PRODUCTION CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE
ADAPTED BY James E. Grote
MUSIC BY George Howe
BASED ON THE BOOK BY Doreen Cronin
PICTURES BY Betsy Lewin
DIRECTOR Penelope Marantz Caywood
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Darrin Doman
CHOREOGRAPHER Penelope Marantz Caywood
CAST Shelby Andersen, Austin Archer, Randall Eames, Camille Van Wagoner, Kalyn West
SET DESIGN Keven Myhre
COSTUME DESIGN K.L. Alberts
SOUND DESIGN Josh Martin
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT Dani Kauerz Sloan
DATE Opening: December 14, 2012
Closing: January 5, 2013
TIMES: Friday, Dec 14: 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, Dec 15 & 16: 12pm, 3pm
Friday, Dec 21: 7pm
Saturday, Dec 22: 10am, 12pm, 3pm
Sunday, Dec 23: 12pm, 3pm
Thursday & Friday, Dec 27 & 28: 12pm, 3pm
Saturday, Dec 29: 10am, 12pm, 3pm
Sunday, Dec 30: 12pm, 3pm
Wed, Thur, Fri, Jan 2, 3 & 4: 12pm, 3pm
Saturday, Jan 5: 10am, 12pm, 3pm
PRICES Full Price: Kids $15 – Adults $25
Groups (10+): Kids $10 – Adults $20
Subscribers: Kids $12 – Adults $22
For tickets call 801-363-SLAC(7522), visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org, or come to the box office at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Student, Under 30, Senior and Group discounts available.
SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c) in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a STP Actors Equity Association contract. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.
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