'Literature Live!' series set for Tulsa
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Friday, October 05, 2012
The “Literature Live!” theater series is coming to the Tulsa Convention Center in 2013, with presentations of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books,” “Ramona Quimby” and “Skippyjon Jones.”
The three-show season features beloved literary characters, and brings the power of the written word to the stage. Professional theater artists present programs that are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials to enhance the arts and education experience, according to a press statement from the venue.
Admission is $5 per person, with group discounts available. More information is available by calling 918-894-4282 or online at tulsaworld.com/tulsaconvention.
The shows include:
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”: Jan. 23, 2013When a boy shares his snack with a hungry demanding mouse, he learns a hilarious lesson about cause-and-effect. Written by Laura Joffe Numeroff.
“Ramona Quimby”: Feb. 13, 2013Ramona, the exasperating but lovable third-grader, has delighted young readers for over fifty years through the books of Newberry Medal-winning writer Beverly Cleary. Now, she comes to life on the stage in Ramona Quimby.
“Skippyjon Jones”: March 13, 2013Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams. Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything but a Siamese cat. Based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.