Posted at 9:11 PM on August 4, 2009
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Theater
The Children's Theatre Company is following up its success with the musical "A Year with Frog and Toad" with the Sesame Street inspired "Bert & Ernie, Goodnight!"
It's a formula that has worked for centuries - place two good male friends with very different personalities in the same room, and watch what happens. Think The Honeymooners, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and The Odd Couple.
"Ernie is a bit of a trickster. He is imaginative and enthusiastic, while Bert, who is orderly and disciplined, simply wants to sleep. Their personalities differ, but at the core, this is a friendship with amazing heart and tenderness," says Peter C. Brosius, artistic director at CTC.
Brosius has even brought back two actors who inhabited the roles of Frog and Toad, Bradley Greenwald and Reed Sigmund. Previews for "Bert & Ernie, Goodnight!" begin September 8.