A brand new show, The Old Man and The Old Moon, will be this year's winter musical in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater.
The production, presented by the students and faculty of Loomis Chaffee's Theater & Dance Department, opens on Wednesday, February 13, and runs through Saturday, February 16.
The show tells the whimsical story of an old man who is tasked with collecting light to top-up a leaky moon. The tale of love and adventure will feature an ensemble student cast, dance numbers, shadow-puppetry, and live musicians on stage performing the original fable's indie music-inspired score, complete with banjo, guitars, drums, and accordion.
The book, music, and lyrics of The Old Man and The Old Moon are by PigPen Theatre Co., and only recently became available for amateur and professional performances. PigPen Theatre Co. began creating its unique brand of theater, music, and film when its founders were freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since charmed audiences across the country, earning critics' accolades from The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and other media outlets.
Performances will be presented in the NEO on Wednesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 16, at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for $10 each at the NEO box office, which opens one hour before each performance, and at pop-up ticket sales during some community free and lunch time blocks.
The Loomis Chaffee Parents Association will host a Theater Luncheon in Brush Library on Saturday, February 16, before the 3:30 p.m. show. The luncheon will begin with a reception at 1 p.m., and lunch will be served at 2:00 p.m. The ticket price of $40 includes the reception, lunch, and admission to the 3:30 p.m. performance in the NEO. Families may reserve tickets by connecting to the LCPA page of the school website Parent Portal.
Faculty and staff may reserve up to two tickets online.
The community is invited to attend the final dress rehearsal at no charge on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. No ticket is required, and seating will be offered in the NEO on a first-come, first-served basis when doors open at 7 p.m.
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