“Nothing” that’s really something up at Springer Children’s Thea - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

“Nothing” that’s really something up at Springer Children’s Theatre

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Springer Opera House) (Source: Springer Opera House)
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:05 GMT
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the 62-year-old victim but saysMore >>
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus.More >>
  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Springer Children's Theatre opens a play that's about a nothing who is really something.

 The play is Judy Blume's "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and it really is something in the world of children's publishing. "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" is the third best-selling children's book of all time, according to Publishers Weekly.

 Peter Warren Hatcher is the fourth grader from the title, who feels like he's perpetually tormented by his little brother Farley, who's usually known as Fudge. Fudge is constantly getting his older brother into trouble with his parents, at school and in public.

 Whether Peter is playing with his friends at the park, going to a birthday party or helping his parents entertain guests at home, Fudge is always there, in the way, creating mischief – and Peter has to straighten it out. And when Peter brings home a pet turtle, a calamitous new Fudge adventure begins.

 This hilarious and affecting look at family life and sibling rivalries is performed in the Springer's second theatre in Foley Hall (entrance behind Mainstage Theatre on 1st Avenue) by a cast of professional adult actors and young people who are students of the Springer Theatre Academy.

 Blume's novels for children and young adults have sold more than 80 million copies and been translated into 31 languages.

 Blume has won more than 90 literary awards for her contributions to young adult literature. Several of Blume's other books appear on the list of top all-time best-selling children's books.

"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" runs in Foley Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 5 and 6. and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

 For tickets or information, call the Springer Box Office at 706-327-3688 or visit springeroperahouse.org.

Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.