Peoples Theatre has great pleasure in announcing our first production of the year, Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh”.
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and Disney animated feature films. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course, sharing snacks.
All over the world, A. A. Milne’s children’s books are loved and cherished by children and parents alike. Perhaps, as one critic put it, “we are all bears of little brain trying as Pooh does to bluff our way through life”. Each humorous situation in the Pooh stories is reached by the logical pursuit of an idea. The stories are a fascinating series of subtexts that can tell us a lot about the relationships between child, adult, story, and book.
Peoples Theatre brings to the stage a delightful mélange of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh stories and introduces the larger than life characters played by a host of top professional actors. Milne’s enchanted place in the forest is recreated in a beautiful set designed by Grant Knottenbelt.
Directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is fun in the best tradition, complete with the “Poohism’s” that have become part of the English language – a must for anyone young at heart. A happy show for the whole family and suitable for all ages from 3 to 103.