Based on the beloved stories of Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren, this dance play, written and directed by Tracy Vonder Haar and Logan Hutt, showcases some of the adventures of that fiery redhead with the extreme pigtails.
Pippi, who lives in a very small town, shares her house, Villa Villekulla, with her monkey and her horse – but no adults. She befriends the two children living next door, and the three have many adventures. Although Pippi lacks manners and education, Tommy’s and Annika’s mother eventually appreciates that Pippi truly values her friendship with the pair above almost anything else.
This two-act original dance play is performed by dancers in the pre-professional training division at Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts. The cast includes Alexandra Wilson as Pippi, Madeleine Franck as Annika, Olivia Blaisdell as Tommy, Bianca Bulgarelli as Alfonso, and Sophia Wilson as Mr. Nilsson. Guest artists include Paul A. Brown and Logan Hutt. Company members fill in the other leading roles, with support from students at the Center.
Performances will be June 23 at 7 PM and June 24 at 2:30 PM. Tickets range from $26 to $40, and may be purchased by calling Vonder Haar Center for the Performing Arts at (818) 790-5775.