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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Super Why springs from TV to stage



superwhy.jpgSuper Why, the top-rated PBS series for preschoolers jumps from the screen to the stage this week for a one-night show in Tampa on Saturday.

The show, which the New York Times hailed as “brilliantly clever” as a reading lesson, centers on the title character “Whyatt,” of Storybrook Village. With the help of his Super Reader friends Pig, Red Riding Hood and Princess Pea, the group enters story books to find clues to solve a problem, earning letters along the way that eventually spell out the answer to the problem such as “Ask first” or “Clean up” or “Keep trying.” In the live show, audiences are expected to shout out answers, sing along, dance — anything but sit quietly in their seats.

The show is here for one night only, 5 p.m. on Saturday at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets are $23.50-$39.50 (813) 229-7827.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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[Last modified: Monday, July 23, 2012 2:08pm]


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