Hylton Family Series Presents ‘Knuffle Bunny’

Posted: September 22, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: September 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Brian Sutow as Dad, Tia Shearer as Trixie and Jennifer Timberlake as Mom. Photo by Carol Pratt

The Hylton Performing Arts Center will present the first performance in its inaugural Hylton Family Series, “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m.

Six-time Emmy Award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems adapted his Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book into a family musical, with a score by Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Silversher.

In this charming tale set in a Brooklyn neighborhood, 16-month-old Trixie and her father take a trip to their local laundromat accompanied by Trixie’s favorite stuffed toy, Knuffle (pronounced ka-nuff-ul) Bunny.

After the excitement of playing with the dirty clothes and loading the washing machine, Daddy suggests that they walk home to have a snack. Trixie quickly realizes that they left Knuffle Bunny behind, and a hilarious adventure to rescue her beloved friend begins.

Directed by Rosemary Newcott, this performance is presented in partnership with the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Youth through grade 12 can obtain children’s tickets when accompanied by an adult. Visit the box office, charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or see hyltoncenter.org.

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