CMU To Stage Awesome Allie

Children’s theatre Nov. 8-12

November 2, 2017

Under the guidance of guest director Carol Estey, rehearsals are in session for the upcoming Awesome Allie, a children’s play about a girl who goes into space to save Earth, along with her trusty dog, Captain Chaos, and her computer Rover. The photo shows the moment when Allie (Myriah Araiza from Columbia) and the alien (Abby Wimberley from Independence) realize that what they both want is to be best friends.Though billed as children’s theatre, patrons of all ages will enjoy the upcoming Central Methodist University production of Awesome Allie.

The annual children’s play, put on by the cast and crew of CMU’s Little Theatre, will be presented to elementary school students Wednesday-Friday Nov. 8-10. Public performances are set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for CMU faculty and staff, and free for students. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Kelty at 660-248-6284 or by email.

Area schools who have made plans to attend the weekday performances include Benton Elementary (Marshall), Daly Elementary (Fayette), Glasgow, Glasgow St. Mary’s, home-school students, New Franklin Elementary, Pilot Grove Elementary, Renick Elementary, Salisbury, and Salisbury St. Joseph’s.

Awesome Allie is a tale of a young girl who has been given the mission of crossing the solar system in order to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science on the way.

A special guest directing Awesome Allie will be noted dancer, actor, director, and choreographer Carol Estey of Columbia.