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Firebird Children’s Theatre coming to the Colonial Theatre

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? See a live musical production, right here in Phoenixville. The brand-new Firebird Children’s Theatre is proud to present its premiere live Broadway musical series on July 29th and 30th at Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre! Adults and children of all ages are invited to purchase tickets to the double feature of “Bugsy Malone,” and “America’s Tallest Tales.” The Friday, July 29th show is at 7:00 pm, while the Saturday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased through the Colonial Theatre’s box office at

Firebird Children’s Theatre’s Firefly group features actors ages 9-12 in “America's Tallest Tales.” Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and many of your favorite American Folk tale heroes take the audience on a wild ride across the country in search of Babe the Blue Ox. Meet Johnny Appleseed, Bess Call, John Henry and many more hilarious characters who set out to solve this musical mystery.

Local teens star in “Bugsy Malone,” a musical comedy spoof of 1920's gangster noir films. Meet Bugsy Malone, wanna-be professional boxer turned wanna be-promoter, as he discovers show biz, romance and a new career in 1920's Chicago. Two rival gangs, headed by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, sing, dance and "splurge" their way into an ultimate show down, with a very happy surprise ending.

Firebird Theatre is a brand new community theatre serving the families of Phoenixville and the surrounding area. For more information, check out our website at To order tickets, check out the Young Audiences link at The Colonial is at 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, and is fully handicapped-accessible.

This production is a brand new “arts collaboration for young people” between The Firebird Theatre Players and the Association for the Colonial Theatre. Your support will insure future programs of this kind in our community and send a message to others about the importance of art in the lives of our children.

The mission of the Association for the Colonial Theatre is to enhance the collective well-being of our region by restoring the landmark Colonial Theatre and promoting cultural, economic and civic life. To this end, ACT presents film, live theatre, music, dance and other community events in the heart of Phoenixville’s historic business district.

“Bugsy Malone:” book by Alan Parker, Music and lyrics by Paul Williams. Presented through special arrangement with MTI International, 421 West 54th Street, New, New York 10019.

Cast of Bugsy Malone:
Bugsy Malone- Brendan Farrell
Blousy Brown - Stephanie Hodge
Tallulah-Alyssa Briddes
Fat Sam- Owen Howson
Fat Sam's Gang -Tom Cappelli, Mark Wisely, Caleb Brown, Jake Gould, Ellie Seber
Dandy Dan- Ryan Lantzy
Dandy Dan's Gang- Andrew Cappelli, Ryan Krulewicz, Tyler Freeze, Eli Brown, Andrew Ball
Leroy-Marcus Tavani
Fizzy-Emily Beckers
Captain Smolksy- Brad DeLeone
Detective O'Dreary- Ryan Hoehl
Roxy Robinson- Eric Hoehl
Cagey Joe-Joe Casiano
Lena Marelli-Paulina Wozniak.
Show girls- Laney Pleasanton, Sarah Schaefer, Kaitlyn Miller, Sophie Bierly, Kristin Briddes, Kelsey Hodgkiss, Abby Gould, Jamie Dougherty, Kaylie Sianno, Linda Kaeser, Rachel Bierly, Sarah Miller, Rachel Wisely, Michelle Wisely, and Jamie Connors

Cast of America's Tallest Tales:
Paul Bunyan - Alex Fey
Bess - Ashley Beckers
Pecos Bill - Nathaniel Smith
Johnny Appleseed - Aaron Hollidge
Betty Bananapeel - Matilka Lieto
Paula Prunepit - Katherine Hoehl
Annie Christmas/Cowtone girl - Kate Evans
The Ransom Notes/Lumberjacks - Danielle Hollidge, Hannah Evans, Amanda Kuberski, Lindsey Jennings, Ella Warkentine, Melanie Gross
Josephine Henry (John Henry's wife) - MaryCate Bruno
Storyteller 1 - Declan Fischer
Storyteller 2 - Sophie Sullivan
Cowtone girl/Singing Farm Animal - Anina Lieto
Cowtone girl/Singing Farm Animal - Rebecca Wilt
Cowtone girl/Singing Farm Animal-Emma Brown

And a special surprise appearance by... Babe the Blue Ox!

Firebird Theatre Production Staff: Kate Cressman Nice, Elizabeth Fuscaldo Hollidge, Tracy Mandlowitz Evans, Janet Hnatin Hoehl, Su Gould, Regina DePaolis, Susan Flavin, Jean Osterhoudt, Amy Osterhoudt, Penny Beckers, Barbara Newberry, Gary Giebler, Gail Oldfield, Joan Cadigan, George Mansur, Evan Spaeder, Martha Gross, Meg Fisher, and Lauriel Wisely.


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