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Step into the Hundred Acre Wood as new ‘Winnie the Pooh’ musical takes center stage

Winnie the Pooh has always lived in the Hundred Acre Wood, under the name of Sanders. (Both Disney and A. A. Milne say so.)

But Pooh Bear has packed up and temporarily moved to New York City, specifically to Time Square’s Theatre Row, where he and all his Hundred Acre Wood pals are starring in Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation, set for its official opening on November 4, with first performances beginning yesterday.

In fact, the theater, which was previously called the Acorn Theatre, was just renamed this week ahead of next month’s opening. It’s now called the Hundred Acre Wood Theater!

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger are all onsite for the brand-new musical, which was developed and is being presented by Jonathan Rockefeller. His company, Rockefeller Productions was the brains behind the creation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam, both of which–like Pooh Bear’s musical–feature life-size puppets.

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The adaptation is exactly that–a new story, but with music from the iconic Sherman Brothers, such as the happy tune “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” and “A Rather Blustery Day.”

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The cast includes Jake Bazel as Winnie the Pooh, Chris Palmieri as Tigger, Kirsty Moon as Piglet and Roo,  Emmanuel Elpenord as Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl, and Kristina Dizon as Kanga and Owl.

Emmanuel Elpenord as Rabbit in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation</i>

Kristina Dizon  and Emmanuel Elpenord in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation</i>

Kristina Dizon as Kanga and Kirsty Moon as Roo in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation</i>

Emmanuel Elpenord as Eeyore in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation</i>

in <i data-rte2-sanitize="italic">Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation</i>

Some performance dates are already sold out. Tickets range from $42 per person to over $180 per person. To learn more about the show or to purchase tickets, you can visit winniethepoohshow.com.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!