Session: Spring 2024
Chapter:  Rockford
Location:  First Baptist Church of Machesney Park
Time:  4:45pm - 6:45pm
Day:  Monday
Starts:  03/04
Ages:  8 - 12
Tuition:  $235.00


Edward Tulane is a china rabbit. He is special. He is distinguished, dignified, charming, and very, very important. Edward does not see himself as simply a “doll”, and in fact, the term is insulting and degrading to him. Edward is a specimen of great value, and he knows it. The problem is, Edward only loves himself. He finds young Abilene’s love for him almost annoying until one day, Edward becomes lost, and his whole world turns upside down. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a wonderful story about love, loss, change, and finally finding your way home. Students and audiences will fall in love with Edward, and his miraculous journey.”
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Kristi Peterson

Kristi Lee Peterson is a seasoned singer/dancer/actor and has performed in numerous community and professional theater productions for over 30 years. She has taught dance for the Harlem School Districts Fine Arts Program, Rockford College (now Rockford University), Rockford Dance Company and as owner/director of Danceworks & More. She has also choreographed numerous school and community productions throughout the State-line area. Kristi began teaching with Christian Youth Theater after her daughter became involved in her first production, and has been happily inspiring creativity in her students ever since. Most recently she had the opportunity to be the Assistant Director for CYT’s Aladdin JR, which was performed at the beautiful Coronado Theater. During the day Kristi works for RPS205, and spends her free time listening to musical soundtracks, snuggling with her three fur babies, and traveling the world.


718 Harlem Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115