Jake Bazel in “Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation”
(Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade)
by Disney Winnie the Pooh: the new musical adaptation on stagecreated and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, will return off-Broadway starting June 18. The acclaimed show for families of all ages will bring Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and Tigger too!) back to the Hundred Acre Theater in Theater Row, with performances until to July 31. Casting will be announced at a later date.
“The music, spectacular life-size puppets, and charming performances are the perfect way to introduce (or reintroduce) audiences to live theater, and it’s a must-see show for Winnie the Pooh fans of all ages,” said Rockefeller. said in a statement. “We persevered through a tough winter season and continued to put the safety of all of our guests first. We are thrilled to bring the Hundred Acre Wood back to town so more families (young and old!) can enjoy safe to join during the summer months.”
In a new story from Hundred Acre Wood, this new stage adaptation is told with awe-inspiring life-size puppets, telling exciting new stories featuring characters who have played iconic roles in children’s lives for generations. The magical, modern tale is accompanied by an original score by Nate Edmondson, which features some of the songs written for the Sherman Brothers animated feature, including “Winnie the Pooh”, “The Blustery Day”, “The Wonderful Thing About Tigers”. ,” “Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce” and “The More It Snows” by AA Milne.
The show features set design co-designed by Jack Golden and Joshua Warner, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Lindsay McWilliams, original music and orchestrations by Nate Edmondson, and puppets built by Rockefeller Productions with Matthew Lish as the main builder.