‘Mike Mulligan’ Kids Show Coming To Outer Banks
The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players) brings Mike Mulligan and his beloved Steam Shovel to the Outer Banks this month, live on stage in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park June 17, 18, 19 at 10:30 a.m.
“Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” is an adaptation of Virginia Lee Burton’s beloved book.
The unlikely pair have been friends for many years, but times have changed and newer, fancier shovels have become fashionable, leaving them out of work and down to their last dime. Their final hope lies in the little town of Popperville, which needs a basement dug for its new city hall. The story of hard work, determination and friendship comes to life in this charming musical adaptation.
“’Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’ is about friendship, to be sure. It’s about partnership, too, and believing that newer doesn’t necessarily mean better,” said director Jenny Male. “But maybe there’s something else. Maybe we are not as limited as we think we are, and maybe we can find another path.”
The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present the kids show Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel on June 17, 18, and 19 at 10:30am in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket sales office at Roanoke Island Festival Park or on the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free.
This production is sponsored, in part, by Friends of Elizabeth II. roanokeisland.com or (252) 475-1500.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is located at ImaginOn and is a national leader among theatres for young audiences, serving nearly 300,000 young people and families annually with professional productions and innovative education initiatives.