‘Puss in Boots’ play coming to county towns

ADDISON COUNTY — Bald Mountain Theater presents a 13-town Vermont tour of their wildly original, all-ages adaptation of the classic story Puss in Boots, or How to get ahead in the world. 
What does it take to get ahead in the world? When a third son inherits nothing but a cat, he prepares to starve. But this is no ordinary cat! In this Rochester theater company’s fast and fun new adaptation, Puss in Boots is ambitious, driven to push his master to the top. Which begs the question for the son — and for us all — what kind of success do we want?
Expanded from the original story, this lively adaptation by Bald Mountain’s creative director Ethan Bowen features a small yet dynamic cast playing many roles paired with a driving score that bursts into song. 
“This story is the American dream gone wild and we had a blast peopling the work with wonderfully vivid characters. Characters change on the fly, dialects flying every which way, and physical comedy is the rule of the day,” said Bowen.
“One of the most difficult aspects of this role,” said actor Tristan Rich-Goding, who plays the third son, “is training myself not to laugh. The script is funny whether you’ve heard it once or a hundred times.”
In addition to original songs and music by Justine Calnan-Cavacas and sets by Robert Melik Finkle, the play features Burlington actress Dana Block as Puss in Boots, Tristan Rich-Goding as the third son, and Christine Meagher and Toby Mueller-Medlicott as every other character and sometimes more than one at a time.
Suitable for ages 6 and older. 1 hour running time.
Tickets available at the door of each venue: $15 for adults, $10 for under 10 and over 65, and family of four $40. Reservations can be made by calling or emailing Bald Mountain Theater.
Addison County tour dates 
                Saturday, Nov. 12
                2 and 7 p.m., ART Theater, Hannaford Career Center
                Wednesday, Nov. 16
                7 p.m., Holley Hall
                Thursday, Nov. 17
                7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House
For more info visit www.baldmountaintheater.org or call (802) 767-4800.

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