Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, will arrive in Springfield on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 3 p.m. The celebrated show for families of all ages will bring Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and Tigger too!) to the Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage.
Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation was welcomed with rave reviews when they opened in New York in October 2021.
"The music, the spectacular life-size puppets, and the charming performances are the perfect way to introduce (or re-introduce) audiences to live theatre, and this is a must-see show for Winnie the Pooh fans of all ages. We are excited to bring the Hundred Acre Wood across the United States so that audiences of all ages can join us for this heartwarming production," said Jonathan Rockefeller.
In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, this fresh stage adaptation is told with impressive life-size puppetry, telling exciting new stories featuring characters that have played iconic roles in the lives of children for generations. Accompanying the magical, modern narrative is an original score from Nate Edmondson, which features some of the songs written for the animated feature from The Sherman Brothers', including Winnie the Pooh, The Blustery Day, The Wonderful Thing About Tigger’s, Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce, and A.A. Milne's The More It Snows.
Tickets to Disney's Winnie the Pooh can be purchased online at https://pac.clarkstate.edu or by calling the Ticket Office at 937.328.3874. Tickets are $25 (plus fees) per person. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $50 (plus fees) per person and include a VIP meet and greet and photo with Winnie, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet after the show, Winne the Pooh poster and lanyard.