Fairfield University's Quick Center presents Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Jack & The Beanstalk"

Image: Jack and the BeanstalkA handful of magic beans and a friendly vegetarian giant teach Jack a lesson about true happiness in a presentation of "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production will be presented Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Adapted by MCT founder James Caron, with music and lyrics by Michael McGill, this original take on a classic fairy tale also features Jill, the Magic Harp, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Magic Beans. Most characters are played by area young people in grades 1-12 who are enrolled in the Quick Center's Children's Summer Theatre Camp.

The camp, now in its 13th season, offers six weekly sessions, each culminating in a Friday evening production. Throughout the week, the young people rehearse their roles with directors from MCT, the country's preeminent professional children's theatre company. In addition, they take workshops in theater movement, theater improvisation, arts & crafts and more. The workshops are led by professionals who are brought in as part of the Quick Center children's summer program.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Discounted group rates and subscriptions are available. For tickets, call (203) 254-4010 or toll free 1-877-ARTS-396 or visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 13, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 255

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