SCHOOL DAYS: Kara Lindsay, center, as Laura Ingalls in a scene form Little House on the Prairie, A Musical, which will play at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Nov. 10-15.
Little House on the Prairie, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on Nov. 10 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing ‘Laura’ in the hugely successful television series “Little House on the Prairie” during the 1970’s, now continues her legacy “on the prairie” by taking on the role of Ma. Little House on the Prairie will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the Tulsa engagement are now on sale.
Little House on the Prairie, with Gilbert, Blanchard and Lindsay, had its world premiere production in August, 2008 at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, where it shattered all box-office records and sold-out for 12 consecutive weeks. Initiated for the stage by Adrianne Lobel (Frog and Toad) and Francesca Zambello, the show is directed by Zambello (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), with music by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman (Emma), lyrics by Donna di Novelli and a book by Tony Award winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Michele Lynch is choreographer and Kevin Stites is musical supervisor.
Little House on the Prairie is the uplifting story of an American family forging a new life amidst the mighty challenges, heartbreaks, joys and triumphs that face them in the newly-settled heartland. It is also the story of young Laura Ingalls, as she begins her life as a young woman, finding purpose, and finding love. Above all, it is the celebration of the pioneering spirit and the core values on which this country was founded, a spirit that still resonates today.
Welcomed by Edward Jones, Little House on the Prairie The Musical comes to Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center Nov. 10-15 for only eight performances. Tickets may be purchased via phone (918) 596-7111, (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Box Office, or online at www.MyTicketOffice.com. Groups of 12 or more may call Celebrity Attractions at (918) 796-0220 for a discount.
Little House on the Prairie The Musical is presented by Celebrity Attractions and welcomed by Edward Jones. It kicks off the 2009-2010 Broadway Season including Legally Blond The Musical, Rain A Tribute to The Beatles, Cirque Dreams Illumination and The Wizard of Oz, and the add-on productions Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis and Tuna Does Vegas. Celebrity Attractions is proud to have American Airlines, News Channel 6 and Tulsa World as sponsors for this spectacular season.