Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood

Come on over to Adventure Theatre-MTC and transport yourself to Louisiana! Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood is the latest production to hit the stage in 2015 at ATMTC and this is one version of the fantastic classic you do not want to miss.  Fun for the whole family, this lively musical is a crowd pleaser, Mardi Gras beads and all!

The moment you step foot into the theatre you will feel the bayou beneath your feet.  The story begins with the red-hooded duckling, Petite Rouge eagerly Adventure Theatre Petite Rouge; Photo by Bruce Douglaswaiting the approval from Mama Duckling to take a meal to see her sick Grandmere.  Petite Rouge and her loyal, yet cautious cat bestie, TeJean, travel through the bayou in search of Grandmere’s home.  On the way, they must deny the hot sauce (Grandmere’s favorite) and abide by that golden rule: Never talk to strangers; even clever gators. 

Claude, the most charismatic gator in town, warms the heart of Petite Rouge who dreams of seeing the world beyond her horizons.  Will Petite Rouge and TeJean make it to Grandmere’s house before becoming a part of Claude’s feast?

Fairytale adaptations are a great opportunity for you and your child to make connections!  My young viewers, age 3 and 5, were over the moon when they could compare the Big Bad Gator to the originial Big Bad Wolf.  The storyline is easy to follow and musically spunky, but keep your ears sharp as the yat dialect is sometimes tricky to understand.  Casting was remarkable and spot on, as the actors assumed the role of several characters.

Directed by the very talented Michael J. Bobbitt, Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood is a marvelous production that will have you up and moving all the way to New Orleans!  The show runs through March 8, 2015 on Saturdays and Sundays as well as select weekdays.  Tickets are $19.00 each and can be purchased online or by calling 301-634-2270.

Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood is recommended for all ages but Our Kids suggests 3 and up for this production.  Spending an hour on the bayou with no breaks in between was the perfect way to stay warm this winter!

Additional Information

  • There is a Sensory/Autism Friendly Performance on  February 28th at 2pm.
  • There is an American Sigh Language Performance on February 14th at 2pm.
  • Adventure Theatre is located in Glen Echo Park towards the back of the park on the left.
  • Register for the ATMTC Spring Break Camp held April 6 to 10, 2015.

Photo credit: Bruce Douglas. From left in clockwise order: Karen Vincent as Turtle, Wendell Jordan as Frog, Jimmy Mavrikes as Tejean, Sakile Lyles as Crayfish, Greg Twomey, and Brittany Williams as Petite Rouge.

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