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Tinley Park-Park District Children's Theater Ready for the Bright Lights

"Charlotte's Web" and "The True Adventures of Pinocchio" each scheduled for three performances

Tinley Park Park District children's theatre file photo.
Tinley Park Park District children's theatre file photo.

Odds are you've heard the tale of "Charlotte's Web" and "Pinocchio", but never in this way! The Tinley Park-Park District's Arts Alive! Children's Theater in conjunction with Covered Bridge Studios is eagerly anticipating three performances each of Charlotte's Web and The True Adventures of Pinocchio the weekend of May 16-18 at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.

Charlotte's Web is a play that captures the classic book by E.B. White in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation with all of the enchanting characters: Wilbur, Fern, Templeton, the Zuckerman family, the Arables, and of course the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. Performances are Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

The True Adventures of Pinocchio will feature life-size puppets that the actors will operate on stage, providing both action and voice to bring a twist to this classic tale. Performances are Friday, May 16 at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale for both plays at the front desk of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center (8125 W. 171st Street), and at the box office the night of each performance if tickets still remain. Admission is $8 per person. Both plays are suitable for all ages.

About the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center

                Remodeled in Fall of 2010, the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center is the newest facility owned and operated by the Tinley Park-Park District. The theater seats 120 people, and is the home of the park district's very own Tinley Park Community Theater, AACT Up! Children's Theater, and many other performing arts programs. The theater is located next to McCarthy Park at 16801 S. 80th Avenue in Tinley Park.

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