WHAT: Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the cast for the production of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, running January 19 through March 1, 2020, based on a story by Cedella Marley, music and lyrics by Bob Marley, adapted for the stage by Michael J Bobbitt, directed by Shá Cage, and music direction by Sanford Moore. The cast includes Ellis Dossavi (Ziggy), KateMarie Andrews (Nansi), Kory LaQuess Pullam (Duppy), Lynnea Monique Doublette (Cedella), Nathan Barlow (Dr. Bird), and Timotha Lanae (Tacoomah). Cast bios are below. Headshots and bios are located at this article link.
ABOUT: Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and a sneaky, freaky, hair-grabbing Duppy! But, with the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns “every little thing is gonna be alright.” A musical that jams Jamaican style, it’s a timeless tale of peace and love, and of course, Bob Marley, man.
“One of the joys of making theatre is that you get to bring an entire world to life on stage,” states CTC Artistic Director, Peter C. Brosius. “And with Three Little Birds, we get to bring the world of Jamaica alive. Sometimes on a snowy day in Minnesota, there’s nothing more exciting than the idea of a Jamaican world; with its beaches, its birds, animals, its color and life, and its music. Bob Marley’s music is extraordinary because it has united the world around how to create joy, how do we be there for each other, and how to love and support one another.”
THEMES: Music; diversity; overcoming fears; Jamaica; peace; love; friendship; rhythm; immigrants; reggae music; Caribbean; weather/hurricanes; languages.
PRESS DATES: Media are invited to attend opening weekend performances, which include:
Friday, January 24 at 7pm
Saturday, January 25 at 2pm
Sunday, January 26 at 2pm
Each media person can RSVP for two tickets gratis with the option to purchase additional tickets. Production photos for world premieres will be sent within two days of the first preview performance. Promotional photos may be sent in advance of production photos.
SOURCE: Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis
MEDIA NOTES: Contact Melissa Ferlaak, Senior Communications Manager, for access to interviews with the creative team, actors, or CTC executive staff.
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