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Chicken Little

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Chicken Little
Adapted & Directed by Dan Nickerson
Music by Jodi Jones & Alyssa Krieger
Performances: April 24-27 & May 1-4
Age Range: Grades K-6

In this creative re-imagining of the classic childhood tale, originally called Henny Penny by Joseph Jacobs, follow Chicken Little in a desperate attempt to inform the masses that the sky is falling. Join our chorus of singing Pig Narrators, Chicken Little and Friends as they stumble through a barnyard kingdom and fight for survival against a sly fox and conquer their fear of the clouds toppling down to the earth. Children will be given the opportunity to participate in a unique, new world premiere with an original script and music by Dan Nickerson, Jodi Jones and Alyssa Krieger.

Chicken Little Cast List:

Chicken Little – Keatin H.

Ducky Lucky – Sabrina J.

Abby Mallard – Daisy P.

Connie Swanny – Mystic P.

Tawnie Swanny – Lauren S.

Cocky Locky – Kyle S.

Drakey Lakey – Emma C.

Henny Penny – Shelby D.

Goosey Loosey – Aleah G.

Turkey Lurky – James P.

Foxy Loxy – Ryland N.

Measel Weasel – Carter D.

Pauley Pigeon – Julia S.

Petey Pigeon – William S.

Mayor Cluck – Harley H.

Mrs. Cluck – Talia R.

Oscar Ostrich – Gabe S.

Rocky Rooster – Samuel D.

Sherly Crow – Julia B.

Carol Crow – Megan Y.

Narrators – (Group 1) – Matias C., Azaria J., Quinn S., Jaelee VS., Campbell W., Gracie F., Michael W. (Group 2) – Cooper T., Abigail A., Logan A., Carson A., Aaron A., Ella M., Connor L.


‘Chicken Little’ opens April 25 at NOVA


Hertz, 8, plays Chicken Little in NOVA’s musical staging of the classic tale.


Keatin Hertz, right, enters a scene to rescue the members of his barnyard town during Monday’s rehearsal.

The group of Pig Narrators sing the opening song of “Chicken Little” during a rehearsal Monday at the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

Mystic Pippin, 10, playing Connie Swanny, adjusts her tiara before running scenes with the rest of the “Chicken Little” cast Monday.


HANNAH POTES/Gazette Staff

The young actors of “Chicken Little,” which premieres Friday, April 25, at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, rehearse a scene from the show.

April 24, 2014 11:45 am • By Jaci Webb

Follow Chicken Little, who is played by Keatin Hertz, in his desperate attempt to inform the masses that the sky is falling in the re-imagined classic childhood tale staged at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave.

The show features a chorus of singing pigs who narrate as Chicken Little and friends stumble through a barnyard kingdom and fight for survival against a sly fox. They conquer their fear of the clouds toppling down to earth.

“Chicken Little” opens April 25 and runs through May 4. Chicken Little is brought to life through an original script and lyrics, written by NOVA’s youth director Dan Nickerson, who also directs.

Alyssa Krieger has composed original music for the production and Jodi Jones is the music director. This unusual version of a familiar tale is told by NOVA’s youngest actors and singers.

 

 

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