Apr 10


Naima Kradjian, Executive Director
Goodwill Theatre Inc.
(607) 772-2404, ext. 2 (Office)
(607) 727-5851 (Mobile)

Schorr Family Firehouse Stage presents musical “Are You My Mother”

Johnson City – The Goodwill Theatre will present ArtsPower “Are you My Mother” on Saturday, April 28, at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Based on the best-selling enduring children’s classic book by P. D. Eastman, “Are You My Mother” was adapted into a one-hour musical for the enjoyment of children and families. This will be the final show for the Goodwill Theatre’s 2011-2012 Story Time Theatre Series, sponsored by Senator Libous’ BOOKS Program, in partnership with Morrisville State College, and Bates-Troy Quality Dry Cleaners.

ArtsPower’s enchanting musical about Baby Bird’s adventure, a journey that overflows with courage, determination, and a bit of calculated silliness.The musical begins when Baby Bird hatches from her egg only to find an empty nest. Unaware that her mother has left to find food, Baby Bird decides to leave the nest to look for her; along the way, she meets an array of colorful characters who help and advise her. Persistent Baby Bird is determined to find her mother no matter what.

“Are You My Mother?” features a rich, upbeat musical score and imaginative sets. Greg Gunning, ArtsPower’s Artistic Director, adapted and directed the show and wrote the lyrics. Richard DeRosa wrote and orchestrated the musical score.

“We love presenting ArtsPower musical versions of favorite children’s books because they are professionally acted and beautifully sung as well as being clever with loads of energy,” says Goodwill Theatre Executive Director Naima Kradjian. “We schedule these one-hour shows at convenient times before and after lunch, so the family can enjoy the show and the rest of the day together. This is a great introduction to the magic of theatre.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. Patrons can save 20% by purchasing subscriptions to the 2010-2011 Story Time Theatre Series, which are available at $32 for adults and $24 for senior citizens and students. Reservations, and information on all shows, are available by calling the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 1. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors will open approximately 45 minutes before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 1, or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net

Mark and Gary Blackman founded ArtsPower in 1985 and have been steering its course ever since. ArtsPower has grown into one ofAmerica’s largest and most active producers of professional theatre for young and family audiences. Its 26 professional touring productions have been seen by nine million people in 46 states – fromAlaskatoFlorida– in some of the nation’s top regional theatres, university auditoriums, and cultural centers, including The Kennedy Center inWashington,DCandLincolnCenterinNew York.

“At ArtsPower, we are committed to enriching children’s lives through the performing arts,” said executive producer Gary Blackman. “By introducing our audiences to enthusiastic characters like Laura, children can see new possibilities in life and in themselves.”

For more information on the Verona, New Jersey-based company or any of its programs, please call toll-free 1.888.278.7769 or visit ArtsPower’s website at www.artspower.org.