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What Are Tarradiddle Audiences Saying...

"Everything went fantastic. They are absolutely wonderful! Such a professional operation and so great!" - W.W. Estes Elementary (Buncombe County)

"Please commend the talented actors for the fabulous performance this afternoon. We loved every
single second!"
- Barnette Elementary (Mecklenburg County)

"The actors are always the greatest strength of the show. This has become a tradition for us and our community that we want to keep providing." - Stanly County Partnership for Children

"The show was great – possibly one of the best we’ve seen from Tarradiddle. Thank you so much!" - Carousel Children’s Theatre (Davidson County)

"The actors are first rate! So are the costumes and audience participation." - Gastonia Parks and Recreation.

"I heard a number of folks saying it was the best show yet." - United Way of South Central Georgia

"Teachers have commented that Tarradiddle is the best group we have ever had come to our school." - W.H. Robinson Elementary (Pitt County)

"The students were 'wowed!'” - Wolf Meadow Elementary (Cabarrus County)

"The student engagement at all levels was outstanding. I enjoyed how it tied into the curriculum." - Clear Creek Elementary (Mecklenburg County)

"Your organization has always delivered a first rate performance, but this was ABSOLUTE GOLD!" - Ballentine Elementary; Wake County

"Make no mistake, these four actors are professionals who do children’s theatre because they love it. And it shows." - Arts a la Mode

Tarradiddle Players

Tarradiddle Players

Tarradiddle Players

The Tarradiddle Players' founder, the late Constance Welsh, started the troupe to bring the joy and wonder of the stage to audiences who might otherwise never see live theatre. But even she might be surprised to see how much her dream has grown. The Tarradiddle Players have now performed for over one million children, in schools, community centers -- towns big and small -- across the Southeast, bringing smiles (and maybe a tear or two) to the faces of everyone they meet. And the Tarradiddle Players performances on the Children's Theatre MainStage are consistently among the best loved by critics and audiences alike. Looking for something for very young audiences? We now offer a special Preschool Tour for Preschool ages.

2013 - 2014 Touring Productions

Hansel & GretelHansel & Gretel

By Mike Kenny

Join us for a new twist on classic fairy tale. In this clever adaptation, a family gathers around the dinner table and Mother tells her children the story of Hansel & Gretel. As the familiar story unfolds -- two hungry children lost in the forest searching for their parents and facing a wicked witch -- the family embraces their roles in this play within a play with a "happily ever after" ending.

Time

55 minutes

Grades

1st - 5th

1 performance

$950 - $1,450

2 performances

$1,150 - $1,650

Available

Sept., 2013 - June, 2014

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Too Many FrogsToo Many Frogs

By Sandra Fenichel Asher

Rabbit lives alone but decides to share his nightly ritual of a bedtime story with his visitor, Froggie. Based on the book by Sandy Asher and Keith Graves, when Froggie brings home dozens and dozens of his frog cousins, Rabbit has to choose between his old life and his new-found audience. Classic fairy tales such as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and "The Ugly Duckling" all magically come to life in this unique story about a little rabbit and his froggie friends. This clever tale will leave the whole family smiling!

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Time

55 minutes

Grades

PreK - 2nd

1 performance

$950 - $1,450

2 performances

$1,150 - $1,650

Available

Sept., 2013 - June, 2014

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A Commedia Christmas CarolA Commedia Christmas Carol

By Lane Riosley

When Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by his old friend Jacob Marley, a nostalgic adventure of endearing ghosts and yuletide escapades awaits. Will he find redemption from his miserly ways in time to join in the holiday merriment? Capture the spirit of the season with this show based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, cleverly told in the Commedia dell’arte style by CTC’s Tarradiddle Players. The whole family will enjoy this timeless story.

Time

55 minutes

Grades

K - 5th

1 performance

$950 - $1,450

2 performances

$1,150 - $1,650

Available

Nov. 25 - Dec. 6, 2013

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Spelling 2-5-5Spelling 2-5-5

By Jennifer Overton

Simon's mother is always paying more attention to his younger brother, who has Autism. So when a televised spelling bee is announced, Simon sees this as his opportunity to shine, until he discovers that brother Jake is a great speller, too -- in his own, special way. Simon has to decide if he can share the spotlight with his brother and come to terms with what makes us all unique. Making its U.S. premiere, Spelling 2-5-5 takes a poignant look at bullying, inclusion, compassion and what it means to be different.

Time

55 minutes

Grades

3rd - 8th

1 performance

$950 - $1,450

2 performances

$1,150 - $1,650

Available

Sept., 2013 - June, 2014

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