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Release No. COC-11.01.16-GoodnightMoon
November 1, 2016

‘Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny’ at Performing Arts Center Nov. 12

The classic children’s books “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny” – both penned by Margaret Wise Brown – will come to life at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. 

This hour-long stage adaptation produced by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia features endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects, original art, and evocative music sure to please both the young and young at heart.

A celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, “Goodnight Moon” has sold millions of copies since its publication in 1947 and has been translated into dozens of languages. The soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery still infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security today. 

Published in 1942, “The Runaway Bunny” tells the imaginary tale of a small rabbit that wishes to run away, which evokes steadfast and reassuring responses from his loving mother. The story is written with a call and response structure, which reinforces the story’s emotional pull. 

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has earned international acclaim for its unique book-to-stage interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”) and Leo Lionni (“Swimmy,” “Frederick” and “Inch by Inch”). 

Considered one of America’s most beloved children authors, Brown created some of the most enduring and cherished children’s books of all time. She also developed the concept of the first durable board book. 

Tickets for “Goodnight Moon” and “The Runaway Bunny” are priced from $15 to $25. The double-feature stage adaptation is recommended for children ages 2 to 8. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit