The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s new musical version of the beloved children’s classic “The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle” will be performed on stage at the Carroll Arts Center on Saturday, January 31 at 1 pm.
Arts Power is a talented professional theatre company that brings to life Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle features a Broadway-style score and colorful, inventive sets and costumes. Believing that anything is possible, believing that magic can be found anywhere, and above all believing in oneself are all lessons to be found in this dynamic, song-filled adventure. The Little Blue Engine, against all odds, finds a way to conquer her fears and demonstrate the extraordinary strength of “I think I can!”
“Arts Power has performed here many times and we love bringing them back for shows at the Arts Center. They are all professional Broadway-caliber actors and their sets and costumes are first-rate. Audiences are always thrilled with these family friendly performances,” says Sandy Oxx, Executive Director of the Carroll Arts Center.
Thanks to the generosity of Penguin Random House, the first 24 households purchasing tickets will receive a free copy of “The Little Engine That Could” (limit one per household.) After the show, characters will be signing the books and taking photos in the lobby. Children are also welcome to bring their own copies of the book to have them signed.
Founded in 1985, ArtsPower has grown into one of America’s premiere producers of professional theatre for young and family audiences. Its 27 professional touring musicals and dramas have been seen by 12 million people in 48 states – from Alaska to Florida – in hundreds of the nation’s top cultural centers, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center in New York.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for CCAC Members, Students under 18 and Seniors 60+. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance with a credit card, call 410/848-7272 or visit www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org