Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo at Children’s Theatre Company

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May 25, 2010 / 0 comments

Newbery Medalist, Kate DiCamillo, Makes Appearance at Children’s Theatre Company

Best-selling Author of “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Because of Winn-Dixie
& “Mercy Watson” Series Will Spend an Evening with CTC Audiences

WHO:    Best-selling local author and Newbery Medalist, Kate DiCamillo, will join Artistic Director Peter Brosius at a special gathering of CTC guests for an evening of conversation, autographs and ice cream.

    DiCamillo is best recognized for her award-winning children’s books, including:
•    “Because of Winn-Dixie” (Newbery Honor book & 2005 film)
•    “The Tiger Rising” (National Book Award finalist)
•    “The Tale of Despereaux” (2003 Newbery Medal winner)
•    “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” (winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award)
•    “Mercy Watson” series of children’s chapter books

WHAT:    An annual fundraising event for Children’s Theatre Company, this event is an opportunity for guests to interact with local and national celebrities/supporters of Children’s Theatre Company, in an informal setting. After an on-stage conversation with Artistic Director Peter Brosius, DiCamillo has generously offered to autograph books on behalf of CTC guests.
    Copies of DiCamillo’s books will be available for purchase on the evening of the event, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Theatre Company.

   Children’s Theatre Company
    UnitedHealth Group Stage
    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

Tickets are on sale now. Contact the Children’s Theatre Company box office at 612.874.0400 or visit for more information or to reserve your seats now. 
$15 per adult; $12 for children; OR, $45 for a family of four

WHEN:     Wednesday, June 2, 2010   
    Doors open at 6:30 pm; Program begins at 7:00 pm
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the first theatre for young people to win the Tony® Award for Outstanding Regional Theater (2003). Founded in 1965, CTC serves more than 300,000 people annually and is one of the 20 largest theater companies in the nation. CTC is noted for defining worldwide standards for youth theatre with an innovative mix of classic tales, celebrated international productions and challenging new work.