TROY – Children in kindergarten through third grade at two Columbus, Ga.-area elementary schools may think the zoo has come to town when Troy University's theatre-for-youth ensemble performs for them on Dec. 7.
The "Pied Pipers" will perform at 8:30 a.m. at Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Cataula and at 1 p.m. at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Fortson.
A typical performance, on a bare stage or gymnasium floor, begins with the group leader asking children if they see any animals in the Pied Pipers.
"Once imaginations are stirred, the performance ensemble spins a series of well-known children's stories into unforgettable comedy and drama," said Adena Moree, chair of the College of Communication and Fine Arts' Department of Theatre and Dance.
Performances of "Henny Penny," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Brementown Musicians," and the group's signature piece, "The Three Little Pigs" will leave the children wishing "the zoo" would come to town more often, Moree added.
Directed by the group's founder, Dr. David Dye, ensemble members include TROY students Mary-Catherine Chambliss, of Cataula, Ga., Quade Sewell, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Kara McDowell, of Pelham, Jacobi Hall, of Huntsville, Amanda Lewis, of White Oak, W.Va., AJ Pollard, of Albertville, Judith Roberts, of Decatur, Marissa Mena, of Birmingham, Shane Murphy, of Montgomery, and Patrick May, of Birmingham.
For more information about the Pied Pipers, contact Adena Moree via email at firstname.lastname@example.org