Creative Cauldron is ringing in the holidays with its production of “Madeline and the Gypsies,” a musical adaptation of the classic book by the author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. The show opens on Friday, Dec. 4 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 27.
Matt Conner directed and choreographed the production, Barry Kornhauser adapted the book and Michael Koerner wrote the musical score. Costume Designer Margie Jervis and Lighting Designer John Sami have created a whimsical visual world for the play inspired by Bemelmans’ classic illustrations.
After last season’s sold out production ofMadeline’s Christmas, Madeline returns to the cauldron for another adventure in the Bemelman series. While visiting a traveling carnival in town, Madeline and her friend, Pepito, become trapped on top of the Ferris wheel and separated from her classmates during a sudden rainstorm. Soon they are swept away by the gypsies and become a part of the carnival themselves.
A madcap adventure ensues as Madeline and Pepito embrace the gypsy life. The twelve little girls and resident mouse in the cast will be played by members of Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Ensemble, with Piper Boatwright and Talia Cutler sharing the role of Madeline.
Showtimes for the play are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with an additional performance at 4:30 p.m. on December 27. Tickets are $18 for students, seniors and military and $20 for everyone else. For more information, visit creativecauldron.org.