This production was staged as part of our 2012/13 Season

The Tranquil Tortoise and the Hoppity Hare

The Tranquil Tortoise and the Hoppity Hare

April 9 to April 14, 2013
Theatre for the Very Young

Special engagement performances are being held at the Goat Farm and the High Museum of Art this April. See below for details and information about attending.

This is part of our Theatre for the Very Young programming.

It's...a race!

Join in the fun and excitement as the tortoise and the hare hit the starting line. The audience is invited into the center of the race track to experience the action all around them. Through dance, movement, music and storytelling, young children will engage in this classic folk tale in wholly imaginative and new ways.

Preview Performance: April 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Performance will be held at Goodson Yard at the Goat Farm Atlanta
1200 Foster St., Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Directions | Once you're there
Suggested donation of $10/person at the door.

April 11 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Toddler Thursday at the High Museum
Performances will be held on the grass by the entrance to the High Museum of Art in the Event Room on the 2nd floor/balcony level of the Memorial Arts Building due to weather
Suggested donation $10/person at the door.

April 14 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Woodruff Sunday Family Series Performances
Performances will be held on the grass by the entrance to the High Museum of Art
Suggested donation $10/person at the door.

Cast & Crew


  • Tortoise
    Ricardo is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre after choreographing The Lizard and El Sol. Some of his most recent credits as a choreographer and/or director... read more »
  • Owl
    Chris, a native of Las Vegas and current resident of Atlanta, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2004. After graduating from... read more »
  • Brown Mouse
    Keely graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Richmond in May with a degree in Dance and Rhetoric and Communication studies. She has dance since age 3, but... read more »
  • Hare
    Mary Jane Pennington realized early on that movement is her motivation. Mary Jane graduated magna cum laude from Georgia College & State University. She was a member... read more »

Audience Feedback


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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