AMELIA RULES the stage!
Local artist/writer Jimmy Gownley's AMELIA RULES! comic is set to take to the stage in December!
From Diamond Comics Distributor's website:
Adapted from a Christmas story that appeared in Amelia Rules! Volume 1: The Whole World’s Crazy, the musical details the adventures of super-hero wannabe Reggie Grabinsky as he recruits other would-be heroes to try to prove Santa is a fraud. Boasting a mostly child cast (featuring 11-year-old Kasey Perkins as Amelia), the production, which runs from December 6-7 in Marlborough, NH features music and lyrics by local musician/composer Michael Cohen and is produced by Small Pond Productions. Plans to make the musical available to other theater companies are in the works. For more information, please visit www.smallpondpresents.com.
“As editor of the Amelia Books I’ve been with these characters since their inception, and watched them grow and mature over the years,” said Cohen. “Knowing them so well made writing the songs for this musical so much easier, more like writing songs for old friends.”
“It’s going to be a real thrill to see all these talented people bring my comic book to life,” said Amelia Rules! creator Gownley. “Michael’s songs are great, and I can’t wait until opening night!”
The widely acclaimed series deals with the relocation of Amelia Louise McBride from Manhattan to a small town after her parents’ divorce, and her efforts to cope with the traumatic event. Like Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes, Gownley’s funny, poignant and heartwarming stories appeal to a wide demographic, including educators, librarians, parents, kids and the young-at-heart.
The above paragraph is absolutely true... if you've never read AMELIA RULES, stop by either store and grab a copy of the Free Comic Book Day AMELIA RULES! comic book. We like to keep that one in stock all year 'round!
Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS, Jimmy! That is very very cool!