It’s not often that you can mix a little outside the perimeter creativity with some inside the perimeter artistic gusto, but the Aurora Theatre located in Lawrenceville and the Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta are putting on Mike Artell’s Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood, which runs through April 21 at Horizon Theatre in Little 5 Points.

There really is nothing that warms you up like a good bowl of spicy gumbo, and that is exactly what you will crave once you leave the show Petite Rouge.

This tale is about a little duck, Petite Rouge (Renita James)  who has a simple charge–to take some treats to her grandmama’s house and to make sure it is nice and spicy hot.  Petite Rouge, a precocious duck, is anxious to see the world and veers away only to discover the lurking dangers in the bayou.  Along the way she discover Mardi Gras, new friends, all the while being cautious of the “friendly gator” (Brian Harrison), who really is looking to cook up his own treats.

Fun, whimsical and absolutely fantastic, this production is perfect for kids of all ages. You can’t help but be perked up by the kids giggling and expressive comments during the performance. This is the fifth time I have seen this show and each time I see or hear something different, the tunes are contagious and I hum them all through this past weekend.

The young cast is full of excitement and energy even after running at full steam at the Aurora Theatre for several thousand attendees, this production is fresh and full of fun. You can’t help but see how the cast of actors love and enthusiasm for the Petite Rogue bleeds through their performance.

Don’t miss out and head down to the wonders of New Orleans and follow the duck in the red riding hood, Petite Rouge.  Directed by the hardest working director around Justin Anderson, based on the book by Mike Artell, illustrated by Jim Harris and book, music and lyrics by Jean Gushing.

A well deserved Brava! to Jessica DeMaria, whose expressions and contagious spirit made for a perfect grandmama and part of the ensemble. I love seeing her on stage as she bounces around with boundless energy.

This show will be showcase to students in the city, so support the Synchronicity and give generously and attend this performance that is perfect for kids of all ages.

Check out his encore performance in an ideal intimate space at the Horizon Theatre, for tickets and information visit: or call (404)484-8636.