THE DANCING HANDKERCHIEF

June 1 – 18, 2017

Part magic act, part musical, part puppet show, this world premiere with early songs by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winner Robert Lopez, tells the story of Mysterioso the Magician and his curious child Bastienne who, through an epic separation and reunion, learn to see each other in a truer, hope-filled light. A Balladeer sings delightful tunes that paint a comic and fantastical world inhabited by a beckoning handkerchief, an otherworldly suitcase, magical creatures and one gigantic, ravenous rabbit. A unique hybrid theatrical extravaganza, The Dancing Handkerchief will mesmerize patrons small and tall.

Starring Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director, Tom Key*

Co-Production with The Flying Carpet Theatre Company

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Adam Koplan
Musical Director S. Renee Clark
Choreographer Ricardo Aponte
Casting Director Clifton Guterman*
Set and Lighting Designer James Aitken
Costume Designer Erik Teague
Props Artisan Flying Carpet Theatre
Stage Manager Barbara Gantt O’Haley*
Dramaturg Jessi Hill
Assistant to the Director Kellie Nicole Murphy

* Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Written by
Geoff Sobelle and Adam Koplan

Music and Lyrics by
Robert Lopez

Directed by
Adam Koplan

Musical Director
S. Renee Clark

Choreographer
Ricardo Aponte

CAST MEMBERS

Tom Key*

Mysterioso the Magician

Deborah Bowman*

The Balladeer

Devon Hales

Bastienne/Ensemble

Jeremy Aggers

Ensemble

Spencer Stephens

Ensemble

PERFORMANCE DATES

Preview Performance June 1, 2017 7:30 pm
Preview Performance June 2, 2017 7:30 pm
Opening Night Performance June 3, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance June 4, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance June 7, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance June 8, 2017 11:00 am
Evening Performance June 8, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance June 9, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance with post-show Downtown Dialogue June 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance June 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance June 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Matinee Performance June 14, 2017 11:00 am
Matinee Performance June 15, 2017 11:00 am
Evening Performance June 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance with Page to Stage Talk Back June 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance June 17, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance June 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Closing Performance June 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Community Partners:
AJC Decatur Book Festival

Downtown Dialogue – Post-Matinee
Saturday, June 10
Be downtown and join a panel of special, non-theatre guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production. Dialogue begins after a short break following the matinee and lasts one hour.

Macy’s Page to Stage Post-Show Talk Back
Friday, June 16
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production!