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YPT presents "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

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What do you call a lightning bolt that stretches ‘cross the sky? What do you call a lemon squirt that gets you in the eye? What do you call a fancy band that toots and hoots and booms? What do you call a hotel ghost that clanks through all the rooms? It’s Fantastic! And so begins the 46th SAF Young People's Theater's full length musical production, "Fantastic Mr. Fox." The script was adapted by YPT Artistic Director Jen Julia from the classic story by Roald Dahl. Julia collaborated with Music Director Bob Israel to create original songs for the play. "So much of Dahl's writing consists of silly rhyming and wordplay. It was really fun to create a script and songs out of such a lively story with such vibrant characters." remarks Julia, "And Bob's music really brings the story to life." The story follows the bold and clever Mr. Fox and his family as they attempt to outwit three greedy farmers named Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Joined by a gang of fellow diggers (rabbits. badgers, moles and mice) the Foxes embark upon a truly wild adventure, aiming to outsmart the farmers and fill their bellies at the same time. Twenty-five students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will perform this hilarious musical tale May 2-4 at 6 p.m. live at the historical Sheridan Opera House.