Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) announces a world premiere musical, Three Little Birds, the fourth in its Professional 2012-2013 61st Season, March 15 - April 14, 2013, based on the book by Cedella Marley with music & lyrics by reggae legend Bob Marley. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or by calling 301.634.2270.
Ah...yasso nice! Three little birds sing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the T.V. in his room. His tricky friend Nansi wants him to get out and enjoy the Island nation of Jamaica. But, Ziggy is afraid of hurricane, mongoose and evil spirits. Their worldly adventure is enlivened by the fantastic songs of renowned Reggae artist, Bob Marley. Roots, Rock, Reggae!
Directed by Nick Olcott and adapted for the stage by ATMTC's Producing Artistic Director, Michael J. Bobbitt, Three Little Birds brings to life not only a beautiful story, but an African-Caribbean culture and music that heavily influenced African-American music in the mid 1900's and continues to influence it today. As a result, Three Little Birds is the 3rd of Adventure Theatre MTC's African -American Adventure Series. The second of this series, The Snowy Day, is nominated for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences in the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards and the first,Mirandy and Brother Wind was a finalist in the 2012 NY Musical Theater Festival.
Three Little Birds is recommended for Ages 4+. Tickets are $19 each with group and field trip rates available. Children under the age of 1 are free.The press performance will be Sunday, March 17 at 2pm. All performances will take place at Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, 20812 in the historic Glen Echo Park.
Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director at Adventure Theatre MTC says of the show, "Jamaica may be a small island nation, but its presence has been felt globally, especially in America. We have been so blessed to have support from Cedella Marley, who was amazing to work with on this project and allowed us to introduce her words and her father's music to a new generation."