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10 July 2007
JSU Children's Theatre Presents
"The Adventure of Tiny Turkey"

The Jacksonville State University Drama Department presents its final show of the summer of 2007—a Children's Theatre production of the children's musical "The Adventure of Tiny Turkey"—the Superhero with Absolutely No Super Powers!—by Eric Traynor at Stone Center July 10-14. The play features "The Adventures of Tiny Turkey Adventure #5: Turkey Gets a Clue." Tiny Turkey and his companions are concerned with solving barnyard mysteries.

This completely original character was developed by Eric Traynor who wrote not only the story but composed the original music for this children's musical. Eric formerly served as the Artistic Director of Storybook Theatre in Greensboro, NC. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Drama at Jacksonville State University.

Pictured here is Tiny Turkey played by Andy Cayse.

Tiny Turkey fancies himself a superhero. However, Tiny is neither tiny, nor does he possess any super powers. Tiny does teach good lessons though as he tries to make the world a better place.

Members of the cast include, from left to right, Heather Norton, Andy Cayse, Scott VanPatten, Jr., and Kaitie Shell.

The cast, Andy Cayse (Tiny Turkey), Heather Norton, Kaitie Shell, and Scott VanPatten, Jr. (the ensemble), have been touring the production this summer throughout the state and northern Florida. The production has been featured as part of this summer's Library events for the summer reading program featuring a mystery theme—"Get a Clue"—and is geared for children and the young at heart. Come watch an interactive show about the adventures of Tiny Turkey and join us as Tiny teaches lessons for all ages—2 to 92.

Performances run July 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 at 2:00 p.m. daily. All tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased in advance or at the door until the show begins. All performances are held on the Mainstage at Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street. Call 256-782-5623 for further information.

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