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Monday, July 25, 2011

CONTEST! Tickets to see "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse" by the Magic Lantern Stage Company

Our 2nd winner is PAULA W!!!
Our first winner is Rene L!!!
email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net to claim your prize!
the contest has ended :)

We are happy to share with you some new summer entertainment for children!

“The City Mouse and the Country Mouse” launches the
Magic Lantern Stage Company July 29-31, 2011
in the Mex Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

The Magic Lantern Stage Company, a new professional acting company performing plays for children, opens its first production, “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse”, July 29-31, 2011. The play is an updated musical version of the classic Aesop fable. Performances are in the Mex Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Originally found in Aesop’s collection, “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse” has been re-told throughout history all over the world with the delightful Hanna-Barbera’s Tom and Jerry cartoon, “Mouse in Manhattan” being one of its most memorable re-tellings. The Magic Lantern Stage Company’s version casts the mice as girls. One enjoys her life in the country and one, the city. When they try to adapt to each other’s lifestyle, misadventures abound. Along the way, they encounter many colorful characters. In the end both learn to accept and even appreciate each other’s differences. The play presents the timeless message of learning to love ourselves and each other for who we are. Set to lively music, it is entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

“I think the simple message of “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse” is one that is still appropriate for our world today,” says Lisa Essenpreis, Producing Director of The Magic Lantern Stage Company. Lisa is the vision behind Magic Lantern. She has formed this company out of her love for children’s theater. “I find children’s stories moving, uplifting, entertaining and enjoy adapting them for the stage,” says she. Lisa and partner Frank Bugbee wrote the script and composed the music for “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.” Lisa says, “Our goal is to present original scripts of classic stories, fables, and fairy tales. We hope to inspire and uplift our audiences. “

Lisa has long been associated with children’s theater working with both Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theater and the Blue Apple Players. She has taught elementary and high school theater and has had a musical adaptation of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” produced by Derby Dinner Playhouse’s Children’s Theater. Frank Bugbee is a producer, engineer, composer, and musician. He is the other half of the creative force behind Magic Lantern Stage Company. He also owns and operates Cardinal Hill Studios. Over the years, Frank has written and produced songs for and performed with many bands including Soul Inc. He teaches guitar, bass and songwriting.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the growing Louisville theater community,” says Lisa.

Performances for “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse” are Friday, July 29 at 7 pm, Saturday, July 30 at 10 am, 12 pm, and 7 pm, and Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm and 4 pm. Tickets are $15.00. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available. Call 502-547-7777 or 800-775-7777 to purchase tickets or visit http://www.kentuckycenter.org/.

We encourage you to LIKE the Magic Lantern Stage Company on Facebook to keep apprised about upcoming shows!!

Louisville Family Fun is giving away 2 - family 4 packs of tickets to see the show! You will get to choose which performance to attend!

To enter:

Comment on this blog post stating if you are a City Mouse or a Country Mouse and why?!?!  Two winners will be chosen at random times before Thursday at noon!!!  So, ENTER NOW!
Be sure to include your name and last initial or post under an account!

Note: The contest ends on Thursday, July 28th at noon and the winners will be announced randomly before that time on this post. The winner will be selected at random from the comments posted. The winner must email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net before noon on Thursday July 28th.  Tickets will be placed at will call. Your comment will not appear immediately and will not be posted if you do not follow the guidelines or if you miss the deadline (even by minutes).

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. As a participant in this giveaway, you are providing information to Louisville Family Fun and not to Facebook. Liking the page does not automatically enter you in the contest and the winner will not be announced via Facebook


Anonymous said...

i am a country mouse living in the city. Farm living is the life for me- nature is heaven!

Anonymous said...

A country mouse. I enjoy visiting the city but need my space at home.

Suzzanne F

Brooke Webb said...

I am a city mouse that recently moved to the country!

Michelle C said...

I am a country mouse. Big city life is not for me. I do enjoy visiting the city and being able to walk everywhere and/or take public transportation, but it is always nice to be back at my quiet home.

Anonymous said...

A country mouse b/c I love the sounds of nature and the freedom to roam!

Brittany L

pj_emmick said...

I have to say I am a country mouse, my husband is a farmer and we live in the country...I would love to have neighbors with kids so my 8 children would have friends nearby all the time...but if it meant living in the city I think we can just invite friends over often to hang out on the farm!!

Amy Fowdy Cannon said...

When I was younger, definitely city mouse. The older I get, the more I am turning into a country mouse.

Anonymous said...

I am a country mouse. I love raising animals such as chickens and love growing my own food. I also love the fresh air and space that the country provides.
Rene L

Michele Varner said...

I am mostly a CITY mouse!!! I can go country a few weeks out of the year on my grandpa's tobacco farm, but other than that- gimme my Starbucks, shopping, and theater!!!

Anonymous said...

Defintely a city mouse. I am not to thrilled out the farm life - early morning chores, farming, etc. I guess you could say I am a spoiled city kid. I got up when I wanted (not so much anymore with a child at home) and could get to the gorcery store in less than 10 mins.
Josh S - josh1379@hotmail.com

Amanda M. said...

Grew up in the city but married a country boy and have been living in the country for 2 1/2 years now and love it. Great place to raise kids. Definately a country mouse now!

Sondrah said...

Definitely a country mouse. Love open spaces, growing veggies and big skies. I like to be a city mouse every now and again, but at the heart of me is a country heart.

Anonymous said...

I would be a city mouse. I need people and buildings around me.

Dannyell N.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a country mouse! Need wide open spaces but a visit to the city is always a positive.

Paula W.

Julie Clark said...

I am both! I was born in the city, moved to the county as a child, then back to the city as as adult. I will always be a county girl!

Julie C.

Rene Leach said...

I'm a country mouse. Cities are nice to visit but I need a nice quiet area with lots of space between houses.

Monica P said...

I am a country mouse. I love the open green spaces!


Angela W. said...

I was born and raised a city mouse (really a suburbs mouse, lol) and moved a little farther out when I came to town last year so people tell me I am a country mouse now- and that it agrees with me. Who could resist seeing beautiful horse farms every time they leave their mouse house? :)

Brandee S. said...

I am a city mouse, but my hubby would love for me to be a country mouse!

caryn said...

I am definitely more city mouse - born and raised outside of the best city on the world - New York City! I'm most comfortable in busy places.

Melissa S said...

We are both Country and City mice. We like the convenience of the city but love the peace and beauty of the city!

Amanda K said...

I am definately a city mouse! I dont like being in the country! I would much rather be in the city!! I love the city life- now my husband, he would much rather be a country mouse- away from everyone!!!

Amanda K.

Angela W. said...

I'm a country mouse, but I enjoy my time in the city... just don't want to live there all the time.

Jennifer said...

City Mouse......I thrive on the convenience of city life.

Anonymous said...

I'm a city mouse who married a rat....hence my last name.


Anonymous said...

A little of both! I really miss my being able to jump on a subway or train and go anywhere in a matter of minutes. Yet, I loved living in the country where it's quiet, peaceful, and relaxing!

Sarah S.