Rodman Public Library will be hosting a one hour preview of the Carnation City Players' family-friendly musical production of Tuck Everlasting, by Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, Claudia Shear, and Tim Federle. Based on the children's novel of the same name written by Natalie Babbitt, the performance will be held in the library's main auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 p.m. Tuck Everlasting is directed by Brian Westerley, with musical direction by Kim Lewis, and choreography by Katy Russell. Carnation City Players is a volunteer theater group comprised of community members who perform at the Firehouse Theater in Alliance. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in the Alliance area. The firehouse was built in 1905 and served as the city's fire department until 1975. In 1979 it made its debut as the Firehouse Theater. Each season the theater group puts on a play and several musicals.
Attendees of the preview will be entered into a drawing to receive one item of the following door prizes: two paperback books of Tuck Everlasting: The Musical vocal selections, two movie DVDs of Walt Disney's Tuck Everlasting, and two paperback novels of Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt. Additionally, two sets of four tickets and one set of six tickets for the Tuck Everlasting production at the Carnation City Players will also be given away. All door prizes are courtesy of the Friends of Rodman Library. Tickets are courtesy of Carnation City Players. This musical preview is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. (Illustration: courtesy of Triple Play Design).
Public presentations at the Carnation City Players will be on October 5-7 and 12-14. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. The Firehouse Theater is located at 450 East Market Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601. For more information call the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.