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by BWW News Desk
Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences will present Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom as the winner of the 17th Annual National Children's Theatre Festival (NCTF). A brand new children's musical chosen from Actors' Playhouse's National Call to Competition, Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom is playing now through May 26 at the Miracle Theatre.
"Peter Rabbit really loves vegetables, but when his sweet-toothed sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail want only cakes and cookies, that's all Mother Rabbit will serve. Luckily he's found a source for his veggies: when Mother isn't looking, he trades sweets for produce with his cousin Benjamin Bunny, who won't share his mysterious source of vegetables with Peter. Will Peter brave the dark woods, open fields and tall fences in order to discover the Vegetable Paradise for himself? The answer lies in this fun, New-Tricious musical mystery!"
Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom is based on characters created by Beatrix Potter, with book, music and lyrics by NCTF-winning author Milton Granger. Milton Granger is the composer/lyricist of many chamber operas and musicals that have been produced throughout the U.S. and Canada. His vocal arrangements have been heard on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and LoveMusik (directed by Hal Prince). As pianist and conductor he has worked on five Broadway shows, four national tours, several off-Broadway shows, and dozens of regional productions. Currently he is assistant conductor of Mary Poppins on Broadway. He lives in Nutley, New Jersey, with his wife Mary Meikleham.
Tickets to Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom are $17 for adults and children and can be ordered online at www.actorsplayhouse.org or through the Box Office at 305.444.9293. Birthday party group rates for fifteen or more are available for show only and/or show and party reception.
Select weekday 10 a.m. performances are available for pre-arranged fieldtrips and can be booked through the Education Department at email@example.com or 305.444.9293 ext. 606. Actors' Playhouse provides detailed study guides and a talkback with the cast for all weekday student performances.