Feb 09, 2024

St Agnes Academy Students to present Doctor Dolittle Jr show

Posted Feb 09, 2024 5:30 PM

By St Agnes Academy

ALLIANCE, NE – Antelopes will lope, ostriches will fan, kangaroos will do what kangaroos can, polar bears will wear top hats, leopards with spots will wear spats and hyenas will laugh as long as a long giraffe when students from St. Agnes Academy students’ present Doctor Dolittle JR.

About Doctor Dolittle JR. Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Doctor Dolittle JR. is based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and also on the Twentieth Century Fox film staring Rex Harrison, which won Academy Awards for “Best Original Song” and “Best Visual Effects” and earned an Academy Award nomination for “Best Picture.” Set in the year 1837, the musical follows a Dr. John Dolittle, who is loved by everyone in his Western England fishing village community, Puddle-By-The-Sea. After a particularly unsuccessful appointment with a not-so-friendly General Bellowes, Dr. Dolittle realizes his calling and vows to become an animal doctor. With the help of a wise parrot named Polynesia, Dr. Dolittle begins to learn how to speak to animals. Five years later, Dr. Dolittle has learned almost 500 animal languages, has a thriving practice and is planning a grand adventure to seek out the oldest and wisest creature ever to inhabit the Earth: the great pink sea snail. However, through the course of fundraising, Dr. Dolittle makes good on a promise to help a seal escape the circus and reunite with her husband. This act of friendship lands Dr. Dolittle in court and eventually in an asylum. Dr. Dolittle must find a way to free himself so that he may find the great pink sea snail and gain a greater understanding of the world and its inhabitants.

St. Agnes Academy students from grades 5-8 will present the MTI Broadway Junior production Doctor Dolittle JR. on February 29th and March 1st at St. Agnes Academy SAA Parish Center Gym at, located at 1104 Cheyenne. Tickets cost $4.00 adults - $3.00 students pre-school and under free and may be purchased at the door.

Doctor Dolittle JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.