Play Productions (Present & Recent) & Selected Current Projects:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte 75th Season - Broadway World Announcement: https://www.broadwayworld.com/charlotte/article/Childrens-Theatre-Of-Charlotte-Celebrates-75-Years-Of-Wonder-20220318
The Lion and the Little Red Bird
Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Children's Theatre of Charlotte (NC). Will close the 75th season of Children's Theatre of Charlotte, June 1-10, 2023 with an associated regional tour.
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"This delightful play tells the story of an inquisitive bird and a compassionate lion, an unlikely friendship to say the least. Why does Lion’s tail keep changing colors? Little Red Bird’s curiosity is piqued, and she sets out to unravel the mystery! Preschoolers will love this charming story, told with a mix of actors and puppets -- perfect for this young age."
Based on the picture book by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Commissioned as part of the Kindness Project, premiered in 2019. Opening production for the 75th Season of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte Aug 25 - Sept 4, 2022, followed by a regional tour through 2023.
"Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too. Every day, Amos visits his animal friends at the zoo, playing chess with an elephant, reading stories to an owl who’s afraid of the dark and caring for a particularly shy penguin. One day, though, Amos doesn’t show up! What will the animals do to repay the kindness shown to them by their friend? Lively and engaging puppets were designed for this show in conjunction with the work of our playwright."
Premiered at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw, GA
April 21-22, 28-29, 2023
Friday, April 21 and Friday, April 28 at 10am
Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day!) and Saturday, April 23 at 10am and 1:30pm
An original, immersive, site-specific new work for families and young audiences devised by students and faculty of the Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies along with local theatre artists and practioners, through a partnership with Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The aim of this unique project is to create a space in which families and communities can connect with one another through nature in this beautiful local space.
Join the Tree Spirits for a Spring festival celebrating the birth of their brand-new seedling! Help the various creatures of the garden find the perfect gift to welcome new life into the community.
Pinocchio Teatrale: The Musical
Book by Nicole B. Adkins, Lyrics by Ashby Blakely & Nicole B. Adkins, Music by Ashby Blakely
Premiered at Utah State University in Logan, UT
Feb 24- March 4, 2023.
Come one, come all! Join our circus troupe on a musical romp through Collodi's magical tales of a wooden boy and the friends, foe, and family he meets along the way in his quest to be free. What is freedom? What does it mean to be human? And who is really in charge of our fate? To see who holds the strings, step right in... Ages 6+.
Baby Bear wakes to a world of wonder! Baby Bear, Mama, and the Nature Spirits embark on a day of adventure through their forest, fields, mountains, and rivers to discover the many sights, sounds, and colors of their natural habitat. This live, digital, interactive performance was designed for our youngest audience members ages 0-5 and their caregivers. The presentation ran approximately 45 minutes. Directed by Andrea Washington.
Live, in-person version is in development.
Virtual performance produced by Teller Productions in collaboration with Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre and Performance Studies April of 2021.
Read more about Nicole in this Voyage ATL Interview.