Duck for President and other story books come to life at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts


Duck for President

Six delightful stories from popular children's literature will come to life on the Quick Center stage at Fairfield University, when Theatreworks USA presents the musical revue, Duck for President and Other Story Books, Sunday May 1, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Theatreworks USA is America's largest professional not-for-profit-theatre for young and family audiences, and has a distinguished history of providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts. The company entertains over four million people annually in the United States and Canada.

Single tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. The program, one of Fairfield's Arts and Minds Season presentations, is recommended for Grades K-4. Ask about the Birthday Party Special - purchase 10 or more tickets for this show; take $2 off each ticket, and enjoy our free party room.

Storybooks featured in the show include:

Duck for President: The winds of change are blowing, and a politically ambitious duck is leading the revolution! But who can bring a new bill to Capitol Hill?

Fancy Nancy just doesn't understand why she's the only one who appreciated the value of frilly accessories and a prodigious vocabulary. It's time to teach her family how to be fancy!

Babymouse the Musical: Curtain up, light the lights! Will the irresistible, irrepressible Babymouse win the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show?

I Have to Go! Andrew insists that he doesn't need to use the restroom, but once he's zipped, snapped, buttoned, and buckled in the backseat, he hears the call of nature.

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster: Though he isn't big and he can't seem to frighten anyone, Leonardo just knows he can scare the tuna salad out of the biggest scaredy-cat in school! But maybe it's better to be a wonderful friend rather than a terrible monster.

Pirates Don't Change Diapers: When Jeremy Jacob's old seafaring mateys show up to claim a buried treasure, they wake up his little sister, and the whole piratical crew must go on babysitting patrol - or walk the plank!

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Sign up by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. Become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Special note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Media Contact: Mark Gregorio, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, mgregorio1@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 20, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 281