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Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand) opened its doors with a three-day celebration on Jan. 14-16, 2011. The center is located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. Administrative offices and art gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MCL Grand gives the many arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works and also hosts other regional and national shows and exhibits, events, classes and meetings. The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 1,750 square feet of classrooms. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theater lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners.

Page Sutherland Page architectural firm designed the center, which draws upon similarities to the existing buildings in Old Town Lewisville. Several local arts groups provided input in the planning stages of the facility. Tax Increment Refinance Zone bonds funded most of the project.


Russian Children Theater - "Red Haired, Honest in Love"

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This children’s musical performance is based on the book by the Swedish writer Jan Olof Ekholm, "Tutta Carlson First and only, Ludwig the Fourteenth, etc."

In the fox family lives a small fox Ludwig, the fourteenth in the genus Larsson. The youngest in the family, he feeds the organic aversion to lies, cunning and tricks, which are taught by the beast in the forest school, but he loves poetry and even tries to compose songs. Unable to withstand lies, Ludwig leaves school, and then runs away from home. Accidentally, he comes to human habitation, where he finds new friends: the writer of the poems Maximilian and the charming Tutta Carlson, who lives in the henhouse.

Tutta and Ludwig become inseparable friends, the nobility and honesty of the fox rescues the chicken coop from the raid of the fox family, and Tutta's trick allows deceiving the hunters who raided the fox. And to prevent this amazing friendship between the fox and the chicken, neither the eternal feuds of foxes and chickens, nor the ferocious dog can.

This musical will be performed in Russian for ages 2 and up. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online.

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