Madeline and the Bad Hat

ArtsPower’s colorful musical, Madeline and the Bad Hat, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren’t everything. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike.

2015-2016 Season
Type: Musical
Grades: K - 2
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “Madeline and the Bad Hat.” Written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. Copyright © 1956. Published by Viking Press, a division of Penguin Books, Inc., New York, NY. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

ArtsPower has performed here many times and we love bringing them back for shows at the Arts Center. Audiences are always thrilled with these family-friendly performances.

Sandy Oxx, Executive Director, Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD

We enjoyed “Madeline and the Bad Hat” very much! The cast and stage manager were extraordinarily polite and so very talented. We will be contacting your group again to book another show.

Patty Giuffre, President, Lake County Children’s Theatre, Pewaukee, WI

I just wanted to tell you that “Madeline and the Bad Hat” was delightful! Your cast was terrific to work with. We enjoyed our experience with ArtsPower.

Lynn Dickerson, CEO, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA

“Madeline and the Bad Hat” was so impressive! Our audiences were transfixed by the actors and their gorgeous singing voices and totally believable characters. What a talented cast – incredible! Thank you so very much for producing such quality shows.

Paula Albertsson, Executive Director, Northshire Performing Arts, Dorset, VT

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