Tortoise and Hare Compete in Musical Race On Stage at MoCo Arts

MoCo Arts presents the most famous race in children’s literature, Tortoise vs Hare, a Tweens Musical Theatre production on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 & 4:00pmin the MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre. Harriet Hare and her gang of “Hare’s Angels” terrorize the animals of the forest until Tracy Tortoise challenges her right to rule.

MoCo Arts Tortise and the Hare
Photo caption: “Ada Stephens, Gwennie Walier, and Sophia Truman rehearsing for Tortoise vs Hare.”

Through song and dance, this classic story comes to life on stage as the slow-paced Tracy is put through an exercise and nutrition program by his animal pals, while Harriet and her Hares plan their cheating tactics. With a humorous story and multiple morals, children and adults enjoy this musical interpretation of a children’s classic.

“I play Tracy Tortoise in Tortoise vs Hare,” says Gwennie Walier, 5th grader at Symonds Elementary and MoCo Arts Theatre student. “She is trying to beat the Hare in a race to stop the bullying of the forest animals. She trains hard, and doesn’t cheat like the Hare.” Walier adds, “Everyone is really excited about performing. The characters are silly and funny, and so much hard work has been put into this show. I can’t wait to show everyone how fun it is!”

Tickets to Tortoise vs Hare are $10 general admission. To purchase tickets, please visit MoCo Arts or call (603) 357-2100. For more information about Tortoise vs Hareand MoCo Arts visit Tortoise vs Hare is sponsored in part by SBW Wealth Management.

MoCo Arts invites kids of all ages to explore the joy of musical theatre. Students as young as 4 years old are encouraged to take part in MoCo’s Storytime Theatre class. They can move on to Tweens Musical Theatre, and then Teens Musical Theatre as they get older. Students in every class audition, rehearse, and perform, learning skills like teamwork and cooperation that will stay with them beyond the studios.

MoCo Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multi-arts educational organization located in downtown Keene offering dance and theatre classes and multi-arts vacation and summer camps for children ages 18 months to 18+ years.  As part of the educational process, MoCo Arts provides professional performance experience for students and family-friendly performances for audiences of all ages throughout the year. Funding for MoCo Arts is provided in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region, the Ruth and James Ewing Fund for the Monadnock Region, the John and Maude Corser Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information please visit MoCo Arts, 76 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431


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