‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ Great Trip to Narnia for Whole Family at Springer Opera House

Jul 5, 2016

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‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ great trip to Narnia for whole family

 

 Columbus, GA (7.5.2016:  “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is near the top of many lists the most popular English books. It’s on both Time magazine’s well-respected list of the All-Time Best 100 English Language Novels and the Top 10 Bestselling Books of all time.

 Most of the rest of the books on these lists are adult books. Although “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a child’s book, it’s on all these Top 10 lists because a lot of adults have read — and reread — it.

 The first production of the Springer’s 2016-17 season is “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” part of the Springer Children’s Theatre Series. It runs Friday-July 24 in the McClure Theatre, the Springer’s second theatre right behind the State Theatre of Georgia with its entrance on 1st Avenue.

 This production is a wonderful way to share the unforgettable land of Narnia with your whole family.

 The adventures of the four children and the gentle but powerful lion Aslan are fun for every age. Seeing an exciting and well-loved story told live in a theatre is also a great way to inspire young readers.

 Public performances of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 15-16 and 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and July 17 and 24.

 For tickets or more information, please visit springeroperahouse.org or call 706-327-3688.

 Set during World War II, four children wander through a wardrobe and into magical world where they become royalty and after harrowing battle between good and evil rule the land of Narnia until they’re adults. But when they travel back to the real world only seconds have passed.

 C.S. Lewis was a British novelist and poet who taught at Oxford and Cambridge universities. He was friends with fellow Oxford faculty member J.R.R. Tolkien and they read and critiqued each other’s work.

 Lewis and his family took children into their home, as many living outside of London did, to help them escape the Blitz during World War II. Undoubtedly, this served as an inspiration for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”


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