"Madeline" Comes to Life at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre May 10


Experience the adventures of one of the most popular characters in children's literature. ArtsPower National Touring Theatre brings "Madeline and the Bad Hat" to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre May 10 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on the much loved Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans, this original musical follows the intrigues of Madeline, her classmates, and Miss Clavel as they cope with a difficult new neighbor, Pepito, the Spanish Ambassador's naughty son. Rude and conceited, Pepito quickly earns the nickname, the "Bad Hat." But the tables turn when Pepito finds himself in eminent danger and the smart and spunky Madeline comes to his rescue. Can she teach Pepito a lesson? Does he have a good side after all? This gently amusing tale of enemies who become friends will charm and entertain children and parents alike.

From left, Molly Beirne is Madeline, Erin McKenna
is Miss Clavel and Candice Alfonso is Little Girl.



Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, ArtsPower is one of America's preeminent nonprofit producers and presenters of professional, Actors' Equity Association theatre for young and family audiences. With more than 1,000 performances annually, ArtsPower has amassed an audience of nearly 8 million people throughout 45 states. The touring group has performed in more than 350 regional theatres, cultural centers and university auditoriums throughout the country, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; New York's Lincoln Center; The Annenberg Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.; and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the remainder of the 2007-2008 season, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

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