This production was staged as part of our 2015/16 Season

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

May 27 to June 28, 2015 | On the Hertz Stage
Part of the Family Series

Based on the beloved children's book by Mo Willems

A great time for children ages 3–10.

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the Laundromat. But the adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. Using live actors and beautiful projections, this play tells a true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong. 

Based on his beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, six-time Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems joins Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Silversher to lovingly celebrate the heart and heartache of toddler drama. This play is being produced in partnership with the High Museum of Art’s exhibition Seriously Silly! The art & whimsy of Mo Willems.  

Seriously Silly! The Art & Whimsy of Mo Willems

Support for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical and Seriously Silly! The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems is provided by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

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Cast & Crew

Cast

  • Mom
    Hannah is happy to be back at the Alliance! She was last seen as Mom in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Suzi nominated) and A Christmas Carol (2015).... read more »
  • Trixie
    Devon is ecstatic to be making her Alliance Theatre debut. She is a member of Kennesaw State University’s Class of 2015, with a degree in Theatre & Performance... read more »
  • Dad
    Jeremiah is so thrilled to be making his Alliance Theatre debut with this lovely show! Last year, he was in The Rocky Horror Show at Actor’s Express (Riff Raff),... read more »
  • The Pigeon/Knuffle Bunny/Dream Knuffle Bunny/Clothing
    Jake is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! He was last seen as a puppeteer in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Jake recently graduated from Emory University... read more »
  • The Pigeon/Knuffle Bunny/Dream Knuffle Bunny/Clothing
    Andrea is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre. Credits include two national tours of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Kennedy Center TYA); Welcome Home Jenny... read more »

Creative

  • Sound Design
    Clay has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 15 years and has designed more than 85 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 20... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Liz is so happy to be a part of this company. Other Alliance credits include: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; A Christmas Carol; Tiger Style!; Knuffle Bunny:... read more »
  • Music Director
    An Atlanta native, Christopher is proud to be returning to the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include Honk!; Shrek the Musical; Disney’s Mulan; Seussical... read more »
  • Dance Captain
    Hannah is happy to be back at the Alliance! She was last seen as Mom in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Suzi nominated) and A Christmas Carol (2015).... read more »
  • Set Design
    Kat returns to the Alliance after designing last season’s Shrek the Musical. Previous shows for the Alliance include Charlotte's Web, Holidays with the Chalks... read more »
  • Choreographer
    Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, and The Elegance and Comedy of Tap. Off-Off Broadway: Cannibal: The Musical, A Birthday Surprise, Mag Mor, and The... read more »
  • Stage Management Production Assistant
  • Projection Design
    Mike was the production manager for Georgia Shakespeare. Previously, he was the instructor of technical theatre at Georgia Perimeter College, where he designed lights... read more »
  • Costume Design
    Knuffle Bunny is the 16th production Sydney has done with Rosemary Newcott here at the Alliance, and it is always a treat to reunite for these fun- and imagination-... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Pete Shinn Memorial FundPete Shinn was the Electrics Manager and a frequent Lighting Designer for the Alliance Theatre for 38 years, right up until his untimely passing... read more »
  • Music
  • Puppet Coach/Consultant
    Jason has been the resident puppet builder at the Center for Puppetry Arts since 2002, designing and building shows such as Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, Rudolph... read more »
  • Script and Lyrics
    The New York Times best-selling author and illustrator began his career as a writer and animator for PBS’s Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards... read more »

Director

  • Director
    As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, Rosemary has blissfully directed dozens of productions such as A Christmas Carol, The... read more »

Understudy

  • Understudy for Dad
    National tours: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Regional: Grand Night for Singing (Buck’s County Playhouse). Favorite Atlanta credits: The Drowsy Chaperone, Clyde n... read more »
  • Understudy for Mom/Trixie/The Pigeon/Knuffle Bunny/Dream Knuffle Bunny/Clothing
    Jessica is thrilled to make her Atlanta debut with the Alliance Theatre! She has always had a love for children’s theatre having worked previously for Missoula... read more »
  • Understudy for Dad/The Pigeon/Knuffle Bunny/Dream Knuffle Bunny/Clothing
    Evan is so excited to be working with the Alliance for the first time! Evan’s recent theatre credits include Chip in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (... read more »

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