Winnie-the-Pooh

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Musical

A musical based on the stories of A. A. Milne

From the classic, endearing stories of A. A. Milne comes a charming and joyful journey through the Hundred Acre Wood.  Join the beloved Pooh Bear and  friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and even Owl as one adventure turns into another.  And another.  And another! Through all the surprises, hilarity, and challenges, they discover that friendship is the greatest gift and simplicity a virtue beyond measure.  Featuring a series of delightful songs, this play promises to remind you that “a little thought for others makes all the difference.” 

Winnie-the-Pooh is produced in collaboration with the High Museum of Art’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition (June 3 – September 2) with more than 200 works including original illustrations, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and more. This collaboration is the High and the Alliance’s fourth in a series of exhibition and theater productions based on the work of children’s book authors and artists.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

  • Production Photos

    Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

Actors Isake Akanke (Rabbit), Caleb Baumann (Christopher Robin), Grant Chapman (Pooh), CJ Cooper (Roo), Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Kanga), Joe Sykes (Eeyore), and Mabel Tyler (Piglet) in the Alliance's production of Winnie-the-Pooh. Photos by Greg Mooney.

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Cast

Isake Akanke (Rabbit/Owl Puppet) is so elated to be back at the Alliance to work on such a classic. She earned her B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, and her training has allowed her to take on roles from Shakespeare to James Baldwin. She has been privileged to work with phenomenal directors such as Patricia McGregor, award-winning playwright Will Power, and Atlanta’s own Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. Recent roles include Cardboard Piano (Actors’s Express), Eclipsed (Synchronicity), Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Hurt Village, Blues for Mister Charlie (SMU Theatre) and The Piano Lesson (SRT).  She thanks her family for their push, encouragement, support, and unconditional love.  

Isake Akanke
Isake Akanke
Rabbit / Owl Puppet

Isake Akanke (Rabbit/Owl Puppet) is so elated to be back at the Alliance to work on such a classic. She earned her B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, and her training has allowed her to take on roles from Shakespeare to James Baldwin. She has been privileged to work with phenomenal directors such as Patricia McGregor, award-winning playwright Will Power, and Atlanta’s own Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. Recent roles include Cardboard Piano (Actors’s Express), Eclipsed (Synchronicity), Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Hurt Village, Blues for Mister Charlie (SMU Theatre) and The Piano Lesson (SRT).  She thanks her family for their push, encouragement, support, and unconditional love.  

Caleb is excited to help bring one of his favorite stories to life in Winnie the Pooh!  Theater: The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre); Where Butterflies Go in Winter, A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players); The Lion King, Jr. (Legacy Theatre).  Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing the trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour.  He thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support.  Special thanks to Jody and Leora for this wonderful opportunity.  www.calebbaumann.com 

Caleb Baumann
Caleb Baumann
Christopher Robin

Caleb is excited to help bring one of his favorite stories to life in Winnie the Pooh!  Theater: The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre); Where Butterflies Go in Winter, A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players); The Lion King, Jr. (Legacy Theatre).  Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing the trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour.  He thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support.  Special thanks to Jody and Leora for this wonderful opportunity.  www.calebbaumann.com 

Grant Chapman is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Previous Atlanta credits include both parts of Angels in America at Actor's Express. Other theaters include the Guthrie Theater, Intiman Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Stonington Opera House, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He works regularly with The Williams Project, a living wage theater company (www.thewilliamsproject.org). Training: M.F.A. Brown University/Trinity Rep; B.F.A. University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. www.grantchapman.net

Grant Chapman
Grant Chapman
Pooh

Grant Chapman is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Previous Atlanta credits include both parts of Angels in America at Actor's Express. Other theaters include the Guthrie Theater, Intiman Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Stonington Opera House, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He works regularly with The Williams Project, a living wage theater company (www.thewilliamsproject.org). Training: M.F.A. Brown University/Trinity Rep; B.F.A. University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. www.grantchapman.net

CJ Cooper is thrilled to make his onstage Alliance debut. Recent credits include The Jungle Book at the Alliance (U/S Mogwli) and three years in the Alliance Theatre's Summer Drama and Musical Theater Camps playing roles such as Fella in Cinderella and Fella, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, and Hercules in a Greek Gods-inspired production. With a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and charisma, CJ is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

CJ Cooper
CJ Cooper
Roo

CJ Cooper is thrilled to make his onstage Alliance debut. Recent credits include The Jungle Book at the Alliance (U/S Mogwli) and three years in the Alliance Theatre's Summer Drama and Musical Theater Camps playing roles such as Fella in Cinderella and Fella, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, and Hercules in a Greek Gods-inspired production. With a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and charisma, CJ is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

Maria is over the moon to make her Alliance debut.  Recent credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Penberly (Theatrical Outfit), Project Dawn (Horizon Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit), In the Next Room (Synchronicity Theatre) and That Other Woman's Child (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYMF).  TV: Dylan Kussman's "The Steps," "The Brave," "Nashville," "Good Behavior," and "The Game."  She thanks you for supporting local professional theater and hopes you will continue to do so.  There is no Us without You.  Bless and be blessed.  www.mariasager.com

Maria Rodriguez-Sager
Maria Rodriguez-Sager
Kanga  / Owl Puppet

Maria is over the moon to make her Alliance debut.  Recent credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Penberly (Theatrical Outfit), Project Dawn (Horizon Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit), In the Next Room (Synchronicity Theatre) and That Other Woman's Child (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYMF).  TV: Dylan Kussman's "The Steps," "The Brave," "Nashville," "Good Behavior," and "The Game."  She thanks you for supporting local professional theater and hopes you will continue to do so.  There is no Us without You.  Bless and be blessed.  www.mariasager.com

Joe Sykes (Eeyore) is excited to make his TYA debut! Alliance Theatre: The Geller Girls. Actor’s Express: Angels in America, Appropriate, Blackberry Winter, Pluto (Suzi winner, Best World Premiere 2014), Wolves (Suzi winner, Best World Premiere 2013), Next Fall, Suddenly Last Summer. Aurora Theater: Clybourne Park (Suzi winner, Best Ensemble 2015). Dad’s Garage: Date, Large Animal Games. GET: Charley’s Aunt. 7Stages: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Joe is a company member of Out of Hand Theater and a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Joe Sykes
Joe Sykes
Eeyore

Joe Sykes (Eeyore) is excited to make his TYA debut! Alliance Theatre: The Geller Girls. Actor’s Express: Angels in America, Appropriate, Blackberry Winter, Pluto (Suzi winner, Best World Premiere 2014), Wolves (Suzi winner, Best World Premiere 2013), Next Fall, Suddenly Last Summer. Aurora Theater: Clybourne Park (Suzi winner, Best Ensemble 2015). Dad’s Garage: Date, Large Animal Games. GET: Charley’s Aunt. 7Stages: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Joe is a company member of Out of Hand Theater and a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Mabel Tyler is overjoyed to return to the Alliance! National Tour: Matilda first national tour (Matilda). Regional: Vivian (Chase & Jessica/Vivian), Shrek at Atlanta Lyric (Young Fiona), Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance (U/S Winnie Foster), Les Miserables (Young Cosette) and Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) at Aurora, Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon & Atlanta Children’s Theatre (Madeline). TV/Film:  “Good Behavior,” “Mr. Robot,” “Conan,” “Nashville,” The Founders Film, A Sunday Horse. Thank you to everyone at the Alliance for this opportunity! Gratitude and love to family and teachers! Enjoy the performance!  Phil. 1:3.

Mabel Tyler
Mabel Tyler
Piglet

Mabel Tyler is overjoyed to return to the Alliance! National Tour: Matilda first national tour (Matilda). Regional: Vivian (Chase & Jessica/Vivian), Shrek at Atlanta Lyric (Young Fiona), Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance (U/S Winnie Foster), Les Miserables (Young Cosette) and Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) at Aurora, Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon & Atlanta Children’s Theatre (Madeline). TV/Film:  “Good Behavior,” “Mr. Robot,” “Conan,” “Nashville,” The Founders Film, A Sunday Horse. Thank you to everyone at the Alliance for this opportunity! Gratitude and love to family and teachers! Enjoy the performance!  Phil. 1:3.

Creative

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Design
Fabian Fidel Aguilar
Fabian Fidel Aguilar
Costume Designer
Dylan Frederick
Dylan Frederick
Music Director
Steven Love
Steven Love
Lighting Design
Mariana Sanchez
Mariana Sanchez
Scenic Designer

Director

Leora Morris
Leora Morris
Director

Understudy

Avery Michael
Avery Michael
Understudy Piglet
Cory Phelps
Cory Phelps
Understudy Pooh / Eeyore
Cait St. Clair
Cait St. Clair
Understudy - Christopher Robin / Roo
Madison Welch
Madison Welch
Understudy - Kanga / Rabbit / Owl Puppet

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