The Little Engine That Could Stops for Two Daytime Shows at The Grand

February 20, 2012

Media Contact: J. Cindy Hill, (478) 301-2933, hill_c@mercer.edu

MACON – Birmingham Children’s Theatre brings its production of The Little Engine That Could to The Grand Opera House for two daytime performances on March 6, as part of the GrandKids Arts Education series. The play, which runs just under one hour, is based on the classic children’s story and is recommended for ages 5 to 8.  Shows begin at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $7. Purchase by phone at (478) 301-5470 or in person at The Grand, 651 Mulberry St. weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or purchase online at TheGrandMacon.com.
 
The Little Engine That Could tells the story of a train full of toys that is waiting to go to the good little girls and boys on the other side of the imposing mountain.  Thequestion is who will get it there?  The Little Blue Engine may be the smallest, but it’s the only train willing to step up to the task.  Little audience members will learn the value of perseverance and self-confidence as they watch, hope and help cheer the Little Engine over that mountain.
 
One of the nation's oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, Birmingham Children’s Theatre produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. BCT is the largest employer of professional theatre artists in North Alabama, and is Alabama's only professional touring theatre company.
 
The GrandKids Arts Education series shares BCT’s mission to move the arts beyond entertainment by presenting professionally produced, educationally enriched music, dance andtheatre performances at The Grand Opera House. Since 1996 the GrandKids Arts Education Series has introduced the arts to more than 100,000 students fromthroughout Central Georgia. We are proud to partner with this regional theatre to share their work with our audience.  Learn more about the GrandKids Arts Education program and the entire season of educational programming at TheGrandMacon.com/GrandKids.
 
The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, is Central Georgia’s premier historic theatre presenting professional Broadway tours, concerts, comedy, dance and variety shows as well as a full season of GrandKids arts education performances. Our stage is also home to the Macon Civic Club’s annual music revue, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Nutcracker of Middle Georgia and several other civic and arts organizations. The fully renovated1,000-seat theatre is located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances please visit www.TheGrandMacon.com or call (478) 301-5470.
 
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