February 05, 2011 01:00 PM by Candace Young
Extreme Makeover Home Edition design team member, Leigh Anne Tuohy, is slated to do a reading of Ferdinand the Bull at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis this month. Keep reading for all the details, and information on her other upcoming appearance in April…
Leigh Anne Tuohy joined the Extreme Makeover Home Edition team this year, most recently appearing on the special two-hour Brown Family episode. Before Leigh Anne signed on to the popular reality show, however, she and her family became infamous after the story of how they came to adopt their son Michael Oher was brought to the big screen in the movie ‘The Blind Side’, for which actress Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Leigh Anne.
So what is Leigh Anne Tuohy’s connection to Ferdinand the Bull? In the movie, Leigh Anne reads the classic children’s tale to her children, noting the similarities between the title character and new family member, Michael.
Leigh Anne will be doing the special pre-show reading of Ferdinand the Bull on the Orpheum Theatre stage on Tuesday February 8. The reading is part of the opening activities of Orpheum’s Spring Family Series, which is starting off with a musical adaptation of the Ferdinand the Bull.
The pre-show begins at 5:00 pm and will include Leigh Anne’s reading, animals from the Happy Times Farm petting zoo, and activities provided by the Children’s Museum of Memphis. The musical itself is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. If you’re in the area and would like to attend, tickets cost $12.50 apiece and are available at the Orpheum Theatre box office, or through Ticketmaster.
Leigh Anne Tuohy is also scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 18th Annual YWCA Women’s Benefit Luncheon in El Paso in April.
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