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The Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. will present a 2013 Children’s Spring Musical, Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh, Kids” (music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez; music adapted and arranged by Will Van Dyke; book by Cheryl Davis; based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.
The show is directed by Mrs. Erica Annis of Thibodaux. She has directed children’s theatre in New Orleans and Thibodaux for the past 15 years, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Schoolhouse Rock,” “Annie,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Babes in Toyland,” “Wonderland,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Jolly Roger,” and in summer 2012 “Seussical, Jr.”
A delight for children to watch and perform, Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh, Kids” welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. The show is in one act, and runs approximately 45 minutes.
Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc.
Thibodaux Playhouse, Inc. was founded in 1960 as a non-profit community theatre for the purpose of producing and performing plays for the benefit of the citizens of Thibodaux and surrounding areas.
The Playhouse is run by a board of directors elected by the general membership. Its first president was the late Thomas Guzzetta, local Thibodaux Attorney.
The first Production in 1960, “Born Yesterday,” was performed at Nicholls State University. The organization moved into the Old Park Inn Restaurant located in downtown Thibodaux in 1967. In 1973 they purchased the Old Dixie Movie Theatre Building in Thibodaux and continued to perform plays in that building for the next 10 years.
In 1983 the Playhouse moved into the Percy-Lobdell Building on St. Mary Street and became part of the Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Community Center. When the National Park Service decided to locate a branch of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve in Thibodaux, the Playhouse agreed to relinquish their lease and temporarily move out while renovations were being made and a new theatre was being constructed next door.
Today Thibodaux Playhouse is proud to be the principal resident of the State-of-the-Art 200 seat Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Theatre, a part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve.