Local Children’s Theater Performs “Tailspin Tales”
February 23, 2016
Company’s 25th McKinley Residency
Bring Tailspin Tales to the Stage!
Arlington, VA, February 22 –
Educational Theatre Company partners with McKinley Elementary students to
create an original musical based
on classic fairy-tales and nursery rhymes! Performing March
10th and 11th, the play, entitled Tailspin
Tales, features the work of over 50 students.
The student’s original story,
directed by Katie McCreary, shows just what happens when the characters of
Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm merge their stories A slight mix-up
causes villains to meet villains, princesses to met princesses, and the wrong
wolf to end up with Little Red Riding Hood! As some characters try to set
things right, others start to see just how wrong their stories may have
ended. Join us for protesting villains, a very tall dwarf, sassy
princesses, and not-so-charming princes!
Tailspin Tales built during
an intensive ten-week residency with Educational Theatre
Company. McKinley Elementary School 2nd through 5th grade students
developed the script, lyrics, choreograph dances, design and build costumes,
construct a set, and create props with help of their friends and
families. During the last weeks of the residency, students begin a
professional rehearsal process culminating in a free performance for the
Educational Theatre Company is an
Arlington-based arts education organization committed to unlocking the
potential of children and adults through immersion in theatre
arts. Educational Theatre Company’s Main Stage Residency program has
been in residency at McKinley Elementary School since 1998 and continues
through the ongoing support of the McKinley staff and parents.
Thursday and Friday March 10th and
McKinley Elementary School, 1030
McKinley Road, Arlington, VA 22205
No charge for
admission. On site Donations benefit McKinley Children’s Theatre.
Katie McCreary –
Director Andrew Zimmer – Musical
Mary Myers –
Choreographer Morgan Sendek – Production Manager