"Dr. Dolittle" Sets Sail at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre April 19

3/14/08


The loving bond between father and son transcends all of life's twists and turns in Theatreworks/USA's charming musical, "Dr. Dolittle." This beloved character from children's literature talks to the animals on Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 4 p.m. at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on the book by Hugh Lofting, the show depicts the author telling a colorful tale to his son Colin, when father and son are separated during World War I. Lofting, a lieutenant in the Royal British Army, writes of a kind-hearted physician who can talk to animals. Set in the English town of Puddleby-on-March, Dr. Dolittle lives contentedly with his many animal friends. Then an African monkey appears seeking Dr. Dolittle's help in treating his cousins, who are afflicted with a terrible illness. Dr. Dolittle and his friends set sail for Africa - with Colin now part of the story as his father's First Mate. When Lofting is injured in battle, it is up to Colin to decide how Dr. Doolittle's saga will end.

Theatreworks/USA, based in New York City, is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences, touring approximately 16 shows annually from an ever-growing repertoire of 117 plays and musicals. Every year, over four million people in 49 states and Canada enjoy Theatreworks productions in venues as varied as local elementary school gymnasiums, regional fine arts centers, and major Broadway-sized theaters.

David Abeles stars as Dr. Dolittle and
Paul Wyatt is his eager son Colin.
Dr. Dolittle, center, with son Colin and friends.

Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

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