Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s Junior Theatre presents the musical, To Find A Wonder, written and directed by Jennifer Carson, November 8-10, 2019 at the Scarlett Middle School Auditorium, 3300 Lorraine St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids. Tickets are available by calling the office at 734-971-2228, at the A2CT office at 322 W. Ann St, online at a2ct.org, or at the door of the theater beginning 45 minutes before each performance. Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is suitable for ages four and up. Additional information is available by visiting www.a2ct.org.
Jennifer Carson, author of the book that began the musical adventure, brings her tale to life with music by Dave Holtz and lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden, as well as with a talented cast of actors and even some puppets.
First produced at the New London Barn Theatre in New Hampshire, To Find A Wonder is back on stage with Carson directing, and A2CT couldn’t be more excited to have her here. “It’s really exciting to have the author, who first envisioned these characters, here to guide our young artists in new interpretations of them,” says Executive Director Alexandra Berneis Hoag, “It’s a unique opportunity for everyone involved!”
Musical direction for To Find A Wonder is by Kristin Danko. The talented cast of young actors features Tessa Hanrath as Mortimer, Lily Stewart as Lady, Ian Weintraub as Wartengill, Ainsley Maddock as Frog Prince Alastair, Emily Haselschwerdt as Ivan McGoon, and Jacob Wing as Percival.
The marvelous ensemble is rounded out by Mimi Barnes, Caroline Hutchinson, Jonah Hutchinson, Anneliese Johnson, Taylor LaDean, Annika Maddock, Stefano Marino, Kat Nachtrab, Annie Pinsky, Lilly Pinsky, Gabriel Semrau, Evie Whitcomb, Lily Whitcomb, Halle Woodard, Annie Ziegler, and Charlie Ziegler.