Book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak / Music by Carole King
Directed by Katrina Ploof
Musical Direction by Timothy D. Turner
Stage Management by Nicole Peters
Production Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival of Orlando, Florida
Part of the Darden Theater for Young Audiences Series (TYA)
Performances on February 17 – March 24, 2007 Saturdays at 2:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. and Sundays at 4:30 P.M.
Weekday Performance for Student Groups February 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 & March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2007
School Matinees at 10:15am & 12:00pm Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's (running time 50 minutes)
School Matinees at 10:30am Wednesday's (running time 50 minutes)
at Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, Orlando. (Margeson Theater) (click for map)
Rosie appears larger than life to her friends (but mostly to herself) and creates imaginary scenes for movies and adventures. This children’s musical features is based upon the stories in Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library and features music by Carole King (known for such great songs as I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet). If you love Where The Wild Things Are, then you are really ready for Rosie!
Really Rosie follows a typical summer day in the life of several neighborhood friends. Like many children, they claim to be bored. Luckily, their friend (and self-proclaimed leader) Rosie does not believe in being bored and she decides to film the story of her life, casting them all in supporting roles. They must audition first (of course) and then musically tell the exciting, dramatic, funny (and slightly exaggerated) story of her life. In addition to Rosie and her friends Alligator, Kathy, Pierre and Johnny, there is her dopey brother Chicken Soup, their parents and the residents of their neighborhood. Most importantly, they call on the residents of their imaginations who help them stage their glorious musical auditions in hopes of being chosen by the Producer and taken Very Far Away.
Rosie played by Mary Candler
Kathy played by Trista Duval
Chicken Soup played by Blake Sims (and Matt Harris)
Alligator played by Christopher McIntyre
Pierre played by Liam Scahill
Johnny played by Ariel Heller
Musical Director Biography
Timothy D. Turner has been performing professionally for 28 years in professional & commercial productions, on stage and screen, with celebrities such as Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno & Marvin Hamlisch and groups like Canadian Brass & the King’s Singers. He has directed and produced theatre, cabarets, stage shows, concerts and film for more than 20 years throughout the continental United States and Europe. “Really Rosie” marks his 1st production as Musical Director with The Orlando – UCF Shakespeare Festival and this show marks his 71st production in the area since his relocation to Central Florida in 2001. He holds a BM in Performance from Millikin University and works as a director, performer, performance coach, clinician, producer, composer, community organizer and writer. Currently, he resides in Longwood, Florida just north of Orlando, but he travels extensively as a working professional.
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Production Company Infomation
Seventeen years ago, the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival began its first season of two Shakespearean productions. Thanks to the stewardship of the founding Artistic Director Dr. Stuart Omans, the generous assistance of the University of Central Florida and the commitment of our sponsors, donors and patrons, that fragile seed has grown into a major regional theater providing artistic and educational events throughout the year. Today our season includes our Subscription Series of six productions with a cast of professional actors from around the country, our Theater for Young Audiences Series of three theatre for young audiences productions, a workshop/reading series for new plays and a 10 Day festival of new plays, The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, one summer Shakespeare production performed by local high school students in our TYC program, summer camps for children, community and professional classes, and extensive teaching in K-12 schools. With a large full-time administrative staff and a company of professional directors, designers, assistants, interns, and production staff, we are growing by leaps and bounds. The John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, our 50,000 sq.ft complex includes, the Ken and Trisha Margeson Theater (324 seats), the Marilyn and Sig Goldman Theater (118 seats), Studio B (70 seats), Mandell Studio Theater (100 seats) the Dr. Phillips Patrons Room, gift shop, catering kitchen, scenic, costume and prop shops, administrative offices, and the outdoor Darden Courtyard. CLICK HERE for information page.