Musical Stage Adaptation of Tomie dePaola's Children's Story Strega Nona
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The last date listed for Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona was Sunday October 4, 2009 / 4:30pm.
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in Berkeley Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -- along with some added audience participation and improvised moments. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture tweenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book of a Musical. Learn More
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Based on the Book by Tomie dePaola
Original Lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Thomas W. Olson
Music and Additional Lyrics by Aron Accurso
Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson
It’s been another busy day for Strega Nona, everybody’s favorite do-good witch. What with all the warts, bunions and assorted other ills she has cured in her tiny Italian village, she is way too tired to tend her goat and do the chores. She needs a helper, and, when Big Anthony stumbles into town, penniless, hungry, and eager to please, she hires him on the spot. Strega Nona warns him not to mess with her magic, especially not with her magical pasta pot. But does Big Anthony pay attention? Come see what happens when Tomie dePaola’s beloved masterpiece of children’s literature bursts into life in the best Commedia dell’arte tradition.