Come meet Tyke and Moppet: two lovable characters who explore an exciting new world together. Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in this highly interactive, multi-sensory and whimsical journey through friendship. Young ones will become part of the play as Tyke and Moppet romp around and among the audience.
Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
Bradley D. Anderson, Artistic Director
Tyke and Moppet
Created and Directed by
Music Composition by
Geoffrey Eggleston, Aleigha Morton
Grace Taylor, Rebecca Taylor
Musical Direction by
Set Design by
Properties Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ukelele ………… Ruby Reeves
Keyboard ………… Rebecca Taylor
Live Foley ………… Choley-Rei Brown, Adison DeClerk Halbert, Stephen Jones, Ruby Reeves,
Mady Reyes, Grace Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Walt Wenger
Technical Director ………… Drew Posey
Properties Master ………… Miranda Young
Electrician ………… Mike Stacks
Stage Manager ………… Stephen Jones
Props Construction ………… Miranda Young, Mark Hansen
Costume Construction ………… Kenny Barrn, Erin Larkin, Ceanne Warner,
Nikki Webster, Tyler Wisdom
Set Construction ………… Drew Posey
Scenic Assistant ………… Paige Carpenter
The AAC Children’s Theatre extends a special thanks to the volunteer cast and crew members for their extensive support and participation.
Cast and Crew Profiles
Chloey-Rei Brown (Ensemble) is excited to be making her debut performance in the Arkansas Art Center’s production of Tyke and Moppet. Chloey is a 3rd grader at Gibbs Magnet School in Little Rock. She enjoys playing all sports, writing, cooking and creating short films with her four siblings. Chloey would like to thank the Arts Center for this opportunity, as well as her big sister for encouraging her to audition.
Katie Campbell (Director) is a director, performer and teaching artist. She is originally from North Carolina but has found an artistic home in Little Rock as a company member with the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre and improviser with ImprovLittleRock and The Joint Venture. She is a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant recipient for her original puppet play, The Ugly Duckling. Additionally, she is the co-founder and co-director of the youth improv comedy company, Armadillo Rodeo. She has directed for AACCT, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Wayne State University (Mich.), Shake on the Lake (N.Y.), PRF Productions (Pa.), The North Carolina Theatre for Young People and THTR 232 (N.C.). Favorite directing credits include Cat in the Hat, James and the Giant Peach, Go, Dog. Go!, The Giver and The Comedy of Errors. She has an MFA in directing theatre for young audiences from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in theatre arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Geoffrey Eggleston (Tyke) likes Little Rock so much that he drove all the way back from South Dakota for his second season with the Children’s Theatre! Last year, his favorite roles were Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Joe in Schoolhouse Rock Live! and MacDonald McGregor in The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. He has a BFA in musical theater from Millikin University. Geoffrey also regularly performs locally as a stand-up comedian.
Adison DeClerk Halbert (Ensemble) is excited to be making her debut appearance in the Arkansas Arts Center’s production of Tyke and Moppet. Adison is a 6th grader at Holy Souls School. She enjoys volleyball, rock climbing, dancing/singing and hula hooping. Adison loves writing songs, creating stories and performing in front of friends and family. Adison is always ready to try something new and would like to thank the Arkansas Arts Center, as well as her family, for supporting her in her new adventure.
Stephen Jones (Stage Manager/Production Apprentice) is thrilled to be starting his first season with AACCT! In May, he graduated from New York University with a degree in film/TV production. While in NYC, he worked with TADA! Youth Theater, where he helped manage drama classes for kids ages 3-14, and Opening Act, an after-school theatre program for underserved students. Stephen co-founded Half-Empty Productions, a local theatre company dedicated to producing original works by Arkansas writers.
Aleigha Morton (Moppet) is more than happy to return to the AACCT for a sixth season! She received a BFA in acting from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She recently appeared as Elizabeth in The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. Favorite roles include Pierre the Troll in The Three Little Pigs and Three Billy Goats Gruff and Dori in Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Ruby Reeves (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at the Arkansas Arts Center in their production of Tyke and Moppet. Ruby is a 5th grade homeschooler and she loves singing while playing piano, guitar or ukulele as well as making music creations on the app, Music.ly. Theatre credits include Really Rosie, Once on This Island, Annie Jr. and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She is also excited to be a part of the upcoming The Christmas Story at The Rep. Ruby would like to thank the directors for giving her this opportunity.
Mady Reyes (Ensemble) is proud to have her breakout performance at the Arkansas Arts Center in the production of Tyke and Moppet. Mady is a 4th grade student at ESTEM Charter School. She enjoys writing and directing plays with her friends at school during free time, participates in gymnastics and looks forward to Junior Arts Academy at the AAC every summer. Mady thanks the Arkansas Arts Center for the opportunity to collaborate on this original production and appreciates the support of her family and teachers.
Grace Taylor (Ensemble/Performance Apprentice) is tickled pink to be joining the rest of the AACCT team for its 2016-2017 season. She recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre & Dance with a BFA in musical theatre. She has spent the past few summers at Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Mo. performing in a variety of musicals, including Damn Yankees, Meet Me in St. Louis and Annie Get Your Gun. Favorite shows at her alma mater include On the Town, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan and The King & I. Grace has also served as instructor for various theatre academies and her resume includes quite a few stints as dance captain. She is delighted to call the AACCT and Little Rock home for this next chapter of her life! Many thanks to friends and family for always supporting her dreams.
Rebecca Taylor (Ensemble/Performance Apprentice) is thrilled to be making her debut with Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre. She recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in musical theatre, was an Honors Scholar and achieved the rank of summa cum laude. Rebecca loves diving into many different facets of theatre; in addition to performing, she also has extensive scenic, carpentry and properties experience. Select performance credits: On the Town (Lucy Schmeeler); Stop Kiss (Mrs. Winsley); The King & I; Hairspray and Peter Pan. Rebecca spent this past summer working and frolicking in the wilderness of Vermont at Dorset Theatre Festival. Vielen Dank to my incredibly patient and loving family, devoted friends and amazing colleagues … past, present and future!
Walt Wenger (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Arkansas Arts Center debut in Tike and Moppet. Walt is a 2nd grader at Indian Hills Elementary School. He enjoys writing books, plays, and movies and creating his own short films at home. Theatre credits include The Fairytale Play. Walt would like to thank the Arkansas Arts Center for this opportunity.
Behind the Scenes
“Being a part of the collaboration process on Tyke & Moppet was a new and exciting opportunity. I was unaware that theatre for an audience as young as 2-years old existed, so it was a foreign medium to me. Exploring the possibilities of bringing magic to the mundane allowed us to create a world that is grounded yet wonderfully fantastical.” – Drew Posey, Technical Director
Dog house: digital drawing by Drew Posey
Garden: Digital drawing by Drew Posey
Tent: paper collage and watercolor by Drew Posey
Clothesline: paper collage and watercolor by Drew Posey
Original Tyke and Moppet sketches, fabric swatches and costume collages by costume designer, Nikki Webster.
Tyke costume sketch and fabric swatch by Nikki Webster
Costume sketch and fabric swatch for Moppet by Nikki Webster
Costume collage for Moppet by Nikki Webster
Puppeteer costume collage by Nikki Webster