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Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in Theatreworks USA's spine-tingling new musical.
"Bunnicula," a new musical based on the best-selling book by James and Deborah Howe, will be performed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Peabody Auditorium.
Chester the cat and Harold the dog get along like ... cats and dogs, even though they're really the best of pals. One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family comes home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. A very strange baby rabbit, that has sharps fangs instead of buckteeth, and that sleeps all day and prowls around its cage all night.
Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so and he'll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of this friendship with Harold.
Bunnicula, based on the book by James and Deborah Howe, was written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch, lyrics by Mark Waldrop and music by Sam Davis. The show is directed by Carl Andress and choreographed by Connor Gallagher.
The 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 9 and older.
After a brief New York City-area tour in spring 2012, Bunnicula the show began its national tour in fall 2012. Bunnicula is able, as are all Theatreworks USA productions, to play a wide range of venues, from large Broadway-sized performing arts centers in major metropolitan areas to elementary school cafeterias in small towns.
For more information, call (800) 497-5007 or visit theatreworksusa.org.