“The Little Engine That Could” Is Rolling Into Crockett
Crockett— “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can”… Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is presenting “The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle” as part of its School-Time Series shows on Thursday Oct. 31 at the Crockett Civic Center. This show is produced by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre of New York and is based on the best-selling children’s book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
Believing that anything is possible, believing that magic can be found anywhere, and above all believing in oneself are all lessons to be found in ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s new musical version of the beloved children’s classic The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle. The Little Blue Engine, against all odds, finds a way to conquer her fears and demonstrate the extraordinary strength of “I think I can!” The show features a dynamic, Broadway-style score and colorful, inventive sets and costumes.
“For many children, The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle may be the first stage production they ever see,” says executive producer Gary Blackman. “Our goal is not only to teach them valuable lessons about self-reliance, but also to instill in them a genuine love of theatre.”
Piney Woods has been bringing nationally touring children’s theatre companies to Crockett as part of its School-time Series to provide arts education programs for the children of East Texas. This show is recommended for children in grades K-3 and is funded in part by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Kinder-Morgan, as well as from the generous support of our patrons.
The 9:30am show is sold-out; however, the 12:30pm show has seats that are available to the public. Check with your child to make sure their school is attending. For more information or tickets, please call the PWFAA office at (936) 544-4276 Mon-Fri from 9:00-1:00. Tickets for the show are only $4.00 for adults and kids.