“Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation” coming to Gallagher BluedornThe acclaimed, record-breaking run of “Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation,” created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, is coming to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Oct. 18.

Tickets are on sale now and start at only $24. For tickets and more information, visit GBPAC.com/Winnie.

The celebrated show for families of all ages will bring Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger to Cedar Falls for a new adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood.

This fresh stage adaptation is told with impressive life-size puppetry, bringing to life exciting new stories featuring characters that have played iconic roles in the lives of children for generations. Accompanying the magical, modern narrative is an original score from Nate Edmondson, which features some of the songs written for the animated feature from The Sherman Brothers', including “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Blustery Day,” “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers,” “Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce” and A.A. Milne's “The More It Snows.”

Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, “Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation” was welcomed in New York beginning in October 2021 and has since garnered rave reviews.

"The music, the spectacular life-size puppets, and the charming performances are the perfect way to introduce (or re-introduce) audiences to live theatre, and this is a must-see show for Winnie the Pooh fans of all ages,” said Jonathan Rockefeller. “We are excited to bring the Hundred Acre Wood across the United States so that audiences of all ages can join us for this heartwarming production."

The creative team includes set design co-designed by Jack Golden and Joshua Warner, lighting design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Lindsay McWilliams, original music and orchestrations by Nate Edmondson and puppets built by Rockefeller Productions and lead builder Matthew Lish.

Chris Hale, GBPAC Marketing Manager, chris.hale@uni.edu, 319-273-3676.


Chris Hale, Gallagher Bluedorn marketing manager