Bath youth theater goes 'Buggy' with 'Jungle Book'

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BATH — Midcoast Youth Theater offers a one-two punch this weekend with “Goin’ Buggy” and “The Jungle Book, Kids!”

The all-ages double feature opens July 16 at the Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center, 804 Washington St., and continues Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18.

“Goin’ Buggy” is a musical comedy where insects demand respect. The show is directed by Merissa Madarasz and choreographed by Rowan Joyce, both longtime youth members of the theater group. The cast includes 6- to 8-year-olds from around Bath, Brunswick and Topsham.

“The Jungle Book, Kids!” is a Disney musical directed by Henry Eichman, founder of Midcoast Youth Theater. Courtney Babbidge is music director for the show, which features well-known tunes such as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” Thirty children between the ages of 7 and 11 comprise the cast, and Joyce and Pam Tondreau handle the choreography.

Tickets, which can be bought at the door or online, are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Log onto, or email or, for more information.