Pippi Longstocking Sails into Town
For your family’s holiday delight, The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration
(KCIC) in Colorado Springs will present Pippi Longstocking as the second
performance of its five-part Family Theater Season. American Family Theater’s
Broadway for Kids from Philidelphia, brings this all-time favorite, Pippi
Longstocking to the stage on Tuesday, December 14, 2004
at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade) at 7:00 pm. Join us one hour before
the performance for a fun-filled hour of hands-on art activities. Reserved
seating is only $10.00 per person. Call the Pikes Peak Center Box Office at
520-SHOW to make your reservations today!
Imagination Celebration would like to invite families to fill Pippi’s stocking
during the holiday season. We are asking families to bring an unwrapped book,
stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, art supplies or games to our office at 1515 N.
Academy Blvd, Suite 200 or bring the item to the Pippi Longstocking performance.
All proceeds will be donated to Kids Crossing, a Colorado non-profit Child
Placement Agency, that recruits, licenses and supervises foster and foster-adopt
homes. Kids Crossing has been in existence since June 1992.
Way out at the end of a tiny little town is an old overgrown garden and in the
garden is an old house that is next door to Tommy, his sister Annika and their
mother, Mrs. Settergren. The tenant of this house is Pippolita Delicatessa
Windowshade Macrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking-that’s her full name, but
everyone calls her Pippi. Join us for the tale of Pippi, a crazy red-headed girl
with pigtails, whose father is a pirate away at sea. While her father is gone
she stays with a horse that lives on her porch, and a pet monkey named Mr.
Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s doing arithmetic (or pluttifikation as Pippi calls it),
out-smarting thieves, or impressing the grown-ups with her good manners, her
flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure. This beloved
story of the spunky young girl and her hilarious escapades is one you won’t want
to miss. Pippi Longstocking is based on Astrid Lindgren’s book that she wrote
for her daughter in 1950.
American Family Theater and the “Broadway of Kids” series is a 33-year-old
national touring company, which produces family classics such as Alice in
Wonderland, which Imagination Celebration brought to Colorado Springs in 20002.
All of their shows have original scripts and music.