Jack and the Beanstalk 03/22–03/25Buy Tickets
ANN ARBOR – Wild Swan Theater presents Jack and the Beanstalk, March 22-25 at Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College. This lively rendition of a classic tale presents a humorous giant, appropriate for young audiences. In Wild Swan’s version, Jack’s journey up the fantastical beanstalk not only leads to his encounter with a very silly giant but to the rescue of his long lost father as well.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more; $3 lap passes available for patrons under 2 years of age. For purchase and information call (734) 995-0530 or visit www.wildswantheater.org. For accessibility reservations call (734) 995-0530.
Jack and his mother have fallen on hard times, following the mysterious disappearance of Jack’s father. With no money under the mattress and no food in the larder, Jack must sell the family cow, Milky White. His adventures begin when a mysterious stranger convinces him to sell the cow for 5 magic beans. When Jack’s mother, in despair, throws the beans out the window, their life changes abruptly as a huge beanstalk begins to grow by leaps and bounds outside their cottage window. In Wild Swan’s version, Jack’s excursions up the fantastical beanstalk not only lead to his well-known encounters with a very silly giant but to the rescue of his long lost father as well.
Longtime actors Sandy Ryder, Michelle Trame Lanzi, and Jeremy Salvatori portray the characters in this production. Lorrie Gunn provides the music on both harp and violin. Erin Parrish and Jamie Fidler provide the American Sign Language interpreting. Toni Auletti has designed the charming settings and Rebecca Valentino has constructed the inventive props. Backstage touch tours and audio-description are available for blind theater patrons. These services are free but must be reserved by calling (734) 995-0530.