In the library of children’s bedtime books, “Goodnight Moon” has had remarkable staying power. The 1947 picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, about a young bunny who wishes goodnight to everything it sees in its great green room, is still used to lull little ones to sleep.
The bedtime book will come alive on the Woodland Opera House stage beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday, June 9. The show features catchy songs, delightful choreography and a colorful set that pays homage to Clement Hurd’s vivid book illustrations.
The story revolves around the humorous antics of one very nocturnal bunny, who sings his way to sweet dreams through nursery rhyme scenes with the Three Bears dancing with chairs, the Cat and the Fiddle, and the Cow Jumping Over the Moon.
The cast includes Hunter LaMar as Bunny, Christine Deamer as Old Lady, Emily Jo Seminoff as Mouse, Alex Cesena as the Tooth Fairy and Alec Gracia, Elisha Machado and Keri Ruanto as the Three Bears.
M.J. Seminoff is the director, Jia-Min Rosendale is music director and Emily Jo Seminoff is the choreographer.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at 530-666-9617 or www.woodlandoperahouse.org.
“Goodnight Moon” replaces “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” All tickets that were sold for “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” will automatically be exchanged for “Goodnight Moon” tickets for the same day and time.