Monday, May 9, 2011

Morgan-Wixson Theatre to Premiere Family Musical, Thank You Mr. Falker


A new family musical by Sarah Taylor Ellis (music) and Andrew Bentz (book & lyrics) about literacy and dyslexia, Thank You, Mr. Falker A New Musical will premiere at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica on May 14, 2011.

Based on Patricia Polacco’s popular picture book Thank You, Mr. Falker, the story is about Polacco’s struggle with dyslexia and the teacher who helped her to blossom and eventually triumph. Now it has been adapted into a family musical presented with humor and embedded with lessons about bullying, individuality, perseverance, and the joy of reading.

The production is directed by Lane Williamson, choreographed by Christopher Albrecht, with set design by Anthony Soto and costume design by Sara Fanto. The show is best enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

Thank You, Mr. Falker will run Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am May 14 - 29, 2011. There will be audience talkbacks after the performances on May 14 and 21. Morgan-Wixson Theatre is located at 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets are $8 ($6 children 12 and under). Call 310-828-7519 or go to http://www.yesplays.org/.

Thank You, Mr. Falker, A New Musical is part of the 4th Annual Festival of New American Musicals.


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