Butler Theatre Presents Premier of Original Children’s Play

Published February 18, 2016 at 08:31 am Alvin the Alligator

Alvin the Alligator returns this weekend to the Butler stage.

Area school children and the public will delight in the fun when the Butler Community College Theatre Department presents the premier of Spaced Out - An Alvin the Alligator Adventure. Alvin the Alligator is an original children’s play written and directed by Butler’s Lead Theatre Professor Bob Peterson.

This beloved alligator has entertained area school children for years. The public performance will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the College Theatre on the El Dorado campus. The play is a continuation of Alvin the Alligator’s adventures. This time, a trip to the museum takes Alvin to outer space where he teaches the residents of the distant planet, Duo Luna, the value of being nice.  

Sophomore Brandon McKinney of Wichita plays Alvin. Other cast members include Tad Gilbert of Andover, Jeremy Buoy of Valley Center, Jordan Debbrecht of Rose Hill, Miranda Kimble of Mullinville, Davyd Ledgerwood of Augusta, Madisyn Coats of Hanston, Rylee Jellison of Protection, José Cruz of Topeka, Aubrey Koontz of El Dorado, and Gabby Alexander and Bethanie Phillips of Wichita.  

In addition to Saturday’s public performance, Butler’s Theatre students are entertaining area school children during the week with free matinees. The Theatre Department expects to host more than 1300 students this week from area schools and homeschool groups.

The Butler Fine Arts Box Office is open 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Reservations for Saturday’s performance can be made by calling 316-322-3262 or online by visiting www.butlercc.edu/boxoffice. Tickets are $2 per person.

The Butler Theatre Department produces four productions each year and offers full tuition and book scholarships to qualifying students in both performance and technical theatre. Interested students should contact Bob Peterson, bpeterson@butlercc.edu.

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