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Enchanting Children’s Musical to Grace ONU Freed Center Stage

Sep 18, 2008
The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "Magic Tree House: The Musical" as part of an ongoing commitment to children's theatre and literacy. The performance will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Biggs Theatre.

Based on Mary Pope Osborne's beloved series of children's books, "Magic Tree House: The Musical" transports Jack and Annie's adventures onto the stage to create a theatrical event for the entire family. To restore joy and magic to King Arthur's kingdom, the brother and sister team must travel to Camelot's dreaded Otherworld and return with water from the mythical Cauldron of Memory and Imagination. If they fail, Camelot will be lost and forgotten forever - and the Magic Tree House will be destroyed. Rising to each new challenge with courage, humor and resourcefulness, Jack and Annie eventually discover that memory and imagination are gifts we can all use to fill our lives with magic.

More than just another children's show, "Magic Tree House: The Musical" is a full-scale, Broadway-style musical featuring more than two dozen life-sized (and dragon-sized) puppets by Mary Brehmer, a three-time Daytime Emmy nominee for her Muppet work.

An enchanting blend of song, story and spectacular stagecraft, "Magic Tree House: The Musical" is a joyous and melodic treat that will keep children on the edge of their seats.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. The Freed Center box office is open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling (419) 772-1900. Online ticketing is available at www.onu.edu/freed

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