Winnie the Pooh at ZACH Theatre takes the audience on a fun behind the scenes look at how a show is made in their new musical adaptation of the classic children’s favorite.
The show opens with a variety of crew members entering the stage and planning a performance that is two weeks away. Soon they notice us in the audience and realize that they will be forced to put on a performance for us on the spot! The designer, prop master, stage hand, musician, and costumer find the book, Winnie the Pooh, on stage and start to decide how to put on a show for us. As the performance continues, each crew member plays several roles that fit their personalities.
The cast does an excellent job of capturing the essence of each Winnie the Pooh character and imparting that into their original characters and then blending that personality seamlessly into their animal characters. Russel Taylor’s unenthusiastic Eeyore is a hilarious crowd favorite. The cast includes Will Cleaveland as Pooh, Sarah Burke as Piglet, Baby Roo, and Owl, J. Quinton Johnson as Christopher Robin and Rabbit, and Russel Taylor as Eeyore and Kanga.
Directed by Nat Miller, ZACH Theatre’s musical adaptation of Winnie the Pooh is geared to a younger audience, but is fun for all ages. Small children and adults were laughing and singing along as Allen Robertson, playing the on-stage musician, coached the cast on how to sing and dance.
The unique presentation of the characters as actual theatre staff turned animal characters helps draw the audience into the show, keeps things lively and interactive, and makes the performance a fun day at the theatre for the whole family.
Winnie the Pooh will be playing through December 12, 2015 on the Kleberg Stage of ZACH Theatre. Winnie the Pooh is recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults. Tickets are on sale now!
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