November 16 - November 18, 2012
Watertown Children’s Theatre presents Doctor Dolittle, November 16 at 7 pm, November 17 at 2 pm and 7 pm and November 18 at 2 pm, in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. The cast of 1st through 5th grade students is working to explore the humor and fantasy of this classic tale of kindness to all creatures, in a musical adaptation that trots, crawls, and flies across the stage – from the small English village of Puddleby-in-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world – in search of the oldest and wisest of earth’s creatures, the Great Pink Sea Snail! WCT’s Producing Director, Meghan Kenny, who directs this production, is “thrilled that the cast gets to work with puppets in this production; whether it be operating a single puppet, collaborating with a cast-member or interacting with numerous puppets onstage.” Puppetry workshops have been part of the process for the participants, who are also learning to embrace Dolittle’s love of all living creatures. “Thanks to this new design element, cast members have the opportunity to learn to work with puppets onstage and breathe life into a wide array of animal characters,” says Kenny. Tickets are $12 and will be available beginning October 23rd through WCT’s website at www.watertownchildrenstheatre.