The Adventures of Madeline
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines; Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines" And on the Theatre Bristol ARTspace stage, according to the sign; adults, girls, and boys present "The Adventures of Madeline"!
For the first time, Theatre Bristol will bring "The Adventures of Madeline" to the ARTspace stage, featuring all the familiar characters, including Madeline, 11 little girls, Ms. Clavel, Pepito, Genevieve, and many more, including even author Mr. Bemelmans as the narrator.
With the blessing of Ludwig Bemelmans’ estate, playwright James Still has adapted the classic stories of the little girl Madeline and woven them into a stage adventure that incorporates the memorable rhyme and endearing charm we expect.
Directing "The Adventures of Madeline" will be actor/director/scriptwriter, Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently director of Charlotte’s Web, and actor in The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Steel Magnolias, and many more productions.
"The Adventures of Madeline" cast features Steve Baskett as the celebrated series' author and production narrator Mr. Bemelmans and Charli Carpenter in the title role as Madeline. Talia Kestner as Miss Clavel often notices something is not right and looks after Madeline and her 11 school chums: Natalie Beheler, Whitney Brooks, Isabel Gross, Zora Gross, Emmersyn Hardy, Emma Hatcher, Mary Hitch, Lea Johns, Carly Street, Faith Vance, and Ava White.
Sydney Cunningham plays Bemelmans' daughter and she is accompanied by friends Annabelle Myers, Lucy Tester, and Ryleigh Tolbert. With their much-loved dog Genevieve portrayed by Wyatt Rush, the girls all go on adventures that include Dr. Cohn played by Katie Davis, Lord and Lady Cucuface played by James Altman and Cameron Roberts, the Spanish Ambassador played by Katie Davis with "bad hat" son Pepito played by Zaiah Gray, the thief by Wyatt Gross, and animal friends Jean-Pierre the mouse by Susannah Johns and tiger Isabel by Gracie Brooks. Cats, monkeys, as well as shoppers are played by Wyatt Gross, Raina Moody, and Olivia Opper.
"The Adventures of Madeline" will run from August 26 to September 11 for nine shows over three weekends. Tickets are available online at www.TheatreBristol.org, by calling 423-212-3625, or at the door.