Local Children's Theater Performs "Tailspin Tales"

                                 Educational Theatre Company’s 25th McKinley Residency
McKinley Students Bring Tailspin Tales to the Stage!
Arlington, VA, February 22 – Educational Theatre Company partners with McKinley Elementary students to create an original musical based on classic fairy-tales and nursery rhymes! Performing March 10th and 11th, the play, entitled Tailspin Tales, features the work of over 50 students.
The student’s original story, directed by Katie McCreary, shows just what happens when the characters of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm merge their stories  A slight mix-up causes villains to meet villains, princesses to met princesses, and the wrong wolf to end up with Little Red Riding Hood!  As some characters try to set things right, others start to see just how wrong their stories may have ended.  Join us for protesting villains, a very tall dwarf, sassy princesses, and not-so-charming princes!
Tailspin Tales built during an intensive ten-week residency with Educational Theatre Company.  McKinley Elementary School 2nd through 5th grade students developed the script, lyrics, choreograph dances, design and build costumes, construct a set, and create props with help of their friends and families.  During the last weeks of the residency, students begin a professional rehearsal process culminating in a free performance for the community.
Educational Theatre Company is an Arlington-based arts education organization committed to unlocking the potential of children and adults through immersion in theatre arts.  Educational Theatre Company’s Main Stage Residency program has been in residency at McKinley Elementary School since 1998 and continues through the ongoing support of the McKinley staff and parents.
Thursday and Friday March 10th and 11th
McKinley Elementary School, 1030 McKinley Road, Arlington, VA 22205
No charge for admission.  On site Donations benefit McKinley Children’s Theatre.
 Creative Team:
Katie McCreary – Director        Andrew Zimmer - Musical Director
Mary Myers – Choreographer   Morgan Sendek – Production Manager

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