Pictured is a flyer for “Rockin’ Robin Hood.” Photo Provided.
Pictured is a flyer for “Rockin’ Robin Hood.” Photo Provided.
Wagon Wheel Junior will present “Rockin’ Robin Hood” on Feb. 4, 5 and 7 at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.

General admission tickets are on sale for $12 and are available by calling the Wagon Wheel ticket office at 574-267-8041 or visiting the website at www.wagonwheelcenter.org.

Told as an origin story, the story begins in a happier time when Nottingham is wealthy and prosperous. A young orphan Robin and his twin sister Hazel arrive with big hopes to open an archery shop, but immediately run into trouble. King Richard has recently left for the Crusades, so the rotten Sheriff of Nottingham and his avaricious fianceé, Lady Blackwood, seize the opportunity to tax the town blind.

Robin quickly makes an enemy of the sheriff and eventually becomes a wanted man …  an outlaw! By the time he escapes to Sherwood Forest, he’s met all his legendary friends — Friar Tuck, Little John, Marian and more — and brought the team together to help return what is stolen from the poor and eventually bring the evil sheriff down.

Loaded with action, chase scenes, prison breaks and an archery tournament that’s simple to stage, audiences will love the score by the award-winning Rockwell and Bogart, according to the news release from the Wagon Wheel. With a wealth of ensemble numbers, it blends medieval ditties into upbeat rhythms and tempos, capturing the timeless spirit of the outlaw hero.

Masks will be required while attending this performance.

For more information, visit www.wagonwheelcenter.org or email kris@wagonwheelcenter.org.