Walton Arts Center will soon welcome the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, as they present “Goodnight Moon” and ”The Runaway Bunny." Based on the classic children’s books written by Margaret Wise Brown, both tales feature endearing rabbit characters and inspire our youngest readers with gentle stories of bedtime, independence and growing up.
Mermaid Theatre's signature, imaginative storytelling through puppetry will bring to life both stories on the Baum Walker stage.
With productions hoping to inspire families to share the experience of attending live theatre at an early age, Mermaid Theatre adapts well-known children’s books and works tirelessly to bring them to life on stage. By adapting such productions, they also hope to encourage reading among a younger audience. Each year Mermaid Theatre presents over 400 performances to 200,000 spectators worldwide.
Our Learning and Engagement Team here at the Walton Arts Center recently created a fun photo project with our very own Runaway Bunny, featured at some Fayetteville landmarks. Next month, our L&E team will host over 2,000 students in Nadine Baum Studios with an opportunity to be the first to preview “Goodnight Moon" and "The Runaway Bunny" prior to a public performance on Sunday, February 21 at 2pm.
Tickets for both the school and public performance are still available, click here for more information!