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OUR ORIGINAL DANCE COLLABORATION RETURNS
Based on the book by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr
“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope.” In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are bringing back the magical production that started our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Journey with us into the magnificent wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Surprises abound behind every tree in this ballet-inspired story adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr.
THE DESIGN PROCESS COMES ALIVE! A STEM-INSPIRED STORY!
Based on the book The Most Magnificent Thing, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. Published by Kids Can Press Ltd.
The design process comes alive on our main stage this spring! A young girl has a wonderful idea. “She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!” But as the girl tries and fails, repeatedly, she finds invention is anything but easy. Working through her anger and frustration she “smoothes and wrenches and fiddles,” and she “twists and tweaks and fastens,” until she manages to get it just right. Our world premiere musical adaptation shows that it’s okay to make mistakes as we create, tinker and achieve.
A HIDDEN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
AGES 7 & UP
HIDDEN HEROES is based on the book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. By Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris. Published by ABDO Publishing, Minneapolis, MN. Copyright © 2017
“It doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it,” says Annie Easley’s mother to her young daughter. In the 1950’s and 60’s the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. Be inspired this spring, as we tell the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth.
A GOLDEN TICKET TO A MAGNIFICENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE
Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Charlie Bucket touring the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory enlivens our stage this summer. This enchanting adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film, will be a delicious experience for everyone to savor!
OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
Our Theatre for the Very Young series continues in August with our world premiere of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott winning book, Inch By Inch. Our youngest theatre goers will be immersed in the whimsical and sweet story that dares to ask, “Can a song be measured?” Our littlest patrons will meet up with our winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun. They will then help him cleverly solve the dilemma of how to measure the song of the hungry nightingale.
September 20 – October 10, 2019
Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
AN ADVENTURE OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS! ALL AGES
September 27 thru October 27, 2019
Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano
Lyrics by Joe Troiano
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn
OUR FOUR-SIDED FRIEND RETURNS! ALL AGES
November 22 thru December 27, 2019
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
January 17, 2020 thru February 17, 2020
Based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds
© 2003 by Peter H. Reynolds
Originally published by Candlewick Press
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
ONE LITTLE DOT MARKS THE BEGINNING ALL AGES, WORLD PREMIERE!
March 6 – 22, 2020
Based on the book by Kelly Barnhill
SOMETIMES STORIES CAN SAVE THE WORLD AGES 7 & UP, WORLD PREMIERE!
April 17, 2020 thru May 17, 2020
Based on the Book by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez
CELEBRATE THE COURAGE TO BEGIN! ALL AGES, WORLD PREMIERE!
April 24, 2020 thru May 23, 2020
Based on the book by Bao Phi
CAPTURE THE MEMORY OF AN EARLY MORNING FISHING TRIP ALL AGES, WORLD PREMIERE!
June 19, 2020 thru August 2, 2020
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Music by Special Arrangement with Sony/ATV Publishing
Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams
Based on the MGM Motion Picture
Licensed Script Adapted by Ray Roderick
August 5 – 23, 2020
Written By Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Theatre for the Very Young AGES 1-5
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