The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The Gruffalo’s Child is a musical adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and is slated for the Lutcher stage, Wednesday, March 25, for two, one-hour performances at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. All tickets are $4 and are available by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 886-5535.

The Gruffalo’s Child is the sequel to The Gruffalo (‘a modern classic The Observer), the picture book that won the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award and the Blue Peter Award for Best Book to Read Aloud. The Gruffalo has been the best-selling children’s book in the UK for five years running.

Produced by Tall Stories of London, (who also brought us Room on the Broom and Snail and the Whale) this production combines Tall Stories’ unique physical storytelling style with new songs, humor and a touch of magic. In addition, puppetry is used to help create the sense of the size of the Gruffalo next to his child as well as to illustrate the scary mouse that the Gruffalo’s Child thinks she has seen… For the majority of the show, a narrator (who later becomes Mouse) leads us through the tale.

Songs, laughs and scary fun is planned for children and their adults.

The Gruffalo’s Child is perfect for school field trips but also open to the public. Curriculum connections for this production include Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature, Science, Fine Arts, Community Values.

Lutcher Incredible Kids Events is sponsored by Printpack Inc. and by Service League of Orange.

The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange.