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Review: ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron

The twelve little girls in two straight lines of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved children’s series have taken the stage this holiday season in Creative Cauldron’s Madeline’s Christmas. With book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby and music by Shirley Mier, this playful musical brings to life a timeless Madeline adventure thanks to twelve cases of the flu, […]

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Review: ‘Oliver Twist’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents  Oliver Twist, an original adaptation based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Directors Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby and tailored this production for the performers of Learning Theater Studio, a program for children interested in the performing arts. This program helps build their stage presence by teaching a number of helpful tools […]

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Review: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Caldron presents The Wind in the Willows, an original reimagining of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic. Directors Ellen Selby and Denise Perrino adapted this production for the performers of Learning Theater Studio, a creative program for youngsters interested in the performing  arts. This program helps strengthen their stage presence by teaching a number of helpful […]

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Review: ‘The Dancing Princesses’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents The Dancing Princesses, a Learning Theater  production adapted by Ellen Selby and Laura Connors Hull, with music by Matt Conner and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith. There are many variations of this tale, spanning across different eras and cultures worldwide. Directed by Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby, the […]

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‘The Little Prince’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents The Little Prince, based on the book by Antione de Saint Exupery, with music by Rick Cummins and book and lyrics by John Scoullar. Directors Denise Perrino and Matt Conner (who also choreographed the production) lead a group of young actors in this poetic adaptation of a classic French story. […]

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‘Arabian Nights’ at Creative Cauldron

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” says Aladdin in one of three stories told by Scheherazade to her Persian King husband, in order for her to save her life. Spinning tales of troublemakers and thieves, honor and courage, and magic and love, Arabian Nights is a family-friendly show for all ages in current production at […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is presenting an artful rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with everyone in the huge cast under the age of 20 except for the king and queen of the faeries. The queen, Titania is played by Laura Connors Hull, the founder of Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. She and Tom Stamp, as the […]

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater production of Alice in Wonderland provides an imaginative synthesis of Lewis Carroll’s dialogue and original contemporary musical numbers by Matt Conner. This whimsical production is driven by the energy of a cast of 39 youthful performers, creating a dream world of which Lewis Carroll would be proud. The score boasts original […]

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‘Tales from the Brothers Grimm’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Tales from the Brothers Grimm. This is a Learning Theater Production, where, after seven weeks of work shopping, a flock of young actors complete a sixteen-performance run alongside two professional actors. The large number of children participating in this project makes this a particularly ambitious task, one which Director Laura […]

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