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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I took my three God-daughters, aged 8, 11 & 13 to the Saturday 11am show. The 8-yr-old was very engaged and enjoyed it, especially because she is involved in children's theatre and performed in a play at the Julia Morgan Theatre, where the play...continued
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.