Westport, Connecticut- The Westport Country Playhouse family festivities will feature the new musical ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends’, which highlights the STEM curriculum, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Produced by TheaterWorksUSA, the show is based on the books “Rosie Revere, Engineer”; “Iggy Peck, architect”; and “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. The performances will take place on Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The shows are suitable for students in kindergarten through 4th grade and last approximately one hour. Tickets are $20 each.
“We are thrilled to welcome children and their families back to The Playhouse for this wonderful show,” said Jenny Nelson, Director of Education and Community Engagement for Roz and Bud Siegel at The Playhouse. “We look forward to inspiring children through the art of live theater in 2022 and beyond.”
“Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends” takes audiences into Mrs. Greer’s classroom to meet three curious and out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams; Iggy Peck has an unrelenting passion for architecture; and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. During a field trip gone wrong, they face the ultimate test of their problem-solving skills that can only be conquered with teamwork.
“Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Friends” is written by Lauren Gunderson, America’s most produced living playwright, with music by Brian Lowdermilk and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan. The original creative team includes direction by Peter Flynn and choreography by Marcos Santana, who will direct and choreograph Westport Country Playhouse’s production of the pop/rock musical ‘Next to Normal’, from April 5-23. Orchestrations are by Lloyd Kikoler, original musical direction by Dan Garmon, set design by Anne Mundell and costume design by Jenifer Caprio. Tour direction is by Dev Bondarin; the tour’s choreography is by Keith Kuhl.
TheaterWorksUSA, the production company, has led the Theater for Young and Family Audiences movement in New York and across North America for more than half a century. Since 1962, the nonprofit 501(c)3 has captured the imaginations of 100 million new and experienced audiences with an award-winning repertoire of more than 130 original plays and musicals. Acclaimed alumni include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen” from Disney), Jerry Zaks (“The Music Man”), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen”), Joe Iconis (“Be More Chill “), Daphne Rubin-Vega (“Rent”) and Kathleen Chalfant (“Angels in America”). In addition to touring 11 family productions across the country, TheaterWorksUSA highlights include the Broadway production of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” and the world premieres of two New York TimesCritics’ Choice, “Dog Man: The Musical” and “The Pout-Pout Fish.” To learn more, visit www.TWUSA.org.
Support for the 2022 education program comes from the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation; The David and Geri Epstein Foundation; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation; Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.; and Roz and Bud Siegel.
All artists, titles, dates and times are subject to change.
All members of the public aged five and over must present proof of vaccination and booster. All children under five must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult and provide a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the performance.Everyone must wear a mask anytime inside Westport Country Playhouse. For updates on Covid-19 health and safety protocols at the Playhouse, visit https://www.westportplayhouse.org/visit/covid19safety/
Photo: Westport Country Playhouse presents “Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends” – L-R: Daisy Carnelia, Kyle Sherman, Kalilah Black Photo by Jeremy Daniel Photography
Video link: “Rosie Revere, engineer and friends” https://youtu.be/T8q9haEBm28
ABOUT WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE
Westport Country Playhouse’s mission is to enrich, enlighten and engage the community through the power of professional productions. a theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus. The non-profit Playhouse delivers this experience in multiple ways by providing the highest quality live theater experiences under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos; educational and community engagement events to further explore stage work; the New Works Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new live theater works; shows and special programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand plays readings to deepen relationships with audiences and artists; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family celebration events to delight young and old and promote reading through live theatre; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open year-round for entertainment and community events. Charity Navigator recently awarded the Playhouse its highest 4-star charitable rating in recognition of its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.