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Troy University Pied Pipers to perform at Dothan Opera House on Jan. 31

January 17, 2017

Troy University’s children’s theater group, the Pied Pipers, will perform at the Dothan Opera House on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The 6 p.m. performance is free and open to the public, and parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Since the 1970s, the Pied Pipers have performed familiar folk tales and stories aimed at young children.

“They’ve gone around the state and the southeastern U.S. performing in schools and communities for young school children, primarily pre-K through 3rd grade,” said Tori Lee Averett, chair of the Department of Theater and Dance. “It’s really high energy. They sing, they move, they dance, and they play characters from ‘The Three Little Pigs’ to ‘The Tortoise and the Hare. ‘”

The event is part of TROY Tuesdays, a series of performances the College of Communication and Fine Arts has brought to the Dothan Opera House, spotlighting various areas of the college.

“For one thing, it’s a night with your family – a night with the kids,” she said. “It’s not often that young children can go to the theater and see something just for them, a very colorful, high-energy performance. It’s for a child’s attention span, lasts less than an hour, and it’s a great opportunity to have a night out with the kids.”