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



We've officially hit summer here in Atlanta, and while temperatures are rising outside, we're staging the hottest dance party inside: The Dancing Granny. But with all there is to do this season, why should you grab the kids and come see the show?

A little known fact about the Alliance?
"We are the largest producing theatre in Georgia and if you break out our education department and its shows, that would be the second."

What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."



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