Pooh amusing all at 82

August 22, 2008

In 1925, Winnie the Pooh appeared for the first time on Christmas Eve newspaper. Forty-one year later he made the transition onto TV and today aged 82 he is still crowd puller. The touring stage production of "Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh" reached San Angelo Coliseum where Winnie the Pooh enacts stories from the Hundred Acre Wood during an eighty minute stage show.

"What's so great about this show is that it's really created for a preschool audience," said the show's producer, Alana Feld. The show is created knowing that for most kids this would be their 1st tryst with theater. All the characters are dressed in full length costumes, additionally classic songs like "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers," makes the performance vintage Disney.

The show has twelve crew members & fifteen actors; the group has been taking part in the rehearsals being conducted in Lakeland, Fla., prior to premiering in Lakeland this week. The nationwide tour beings its journey that is set to run until mid-April and visit about 75 cities. First up on the tour schedule is San Angelo.

The centrifugal theme of the show has Pooh's friends planning a surprise party for him while during the show the audience is encouraged to participate to make it interactive & enjoyable for all age groups.