Current Theatre Season
Peter Pan and Wendy
June 26–August 11, 2013
A musical by Alyn Cardarelli and Steve Goers; Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
In this musical, Peter Pan's not the only one who won't grow up. Wendy's having trouble coming to terms with moving out of her childhood room and putting on adult clothes. She wants to play! Wendy's life gets sprinkled with a little pixie dust when the daring Peter Pan comes along to whisk her away to the magical island of Neverland where children never grow up. With the help of Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lilly, mermaids, and a rather dedicated crocodile, Peter and Wendy battle the dreaded, but extremely funny pirate, Captain Hook! In this swashbuckling adventure, which includes opportunities for audience participation, our heroes must decide if growing up is really all that bad. Best for ages 4-10. TICKETS >>
ASL interpreted performance Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 4:00
2013–2014 Theatre Season
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Lulu and the Brontosaurus
September 25-October 27, 2013
Based on the book by Judith Viorst; Lyrics and Book by Judith Viorst; Music by Shelly Markham; Directed by Janet Stanford.
Whatever Lulu wants, Lulu gets. And what does Lulu want for her birthday? Why a brontosaurus, of course! When Mom and Dad draw the line at the impracticality of a dinosaur-pet, Lulu is fit to be tied! She packs her suitcase and adventures off into the forest to get a brontosaurus all by herself. When she meets one, it’s clear that he’s not interested in being HER pet. The brontosaurus would like a pet of his own…namely Lulu! Has she met her match? Best for Ages 4-9.
Lyle the Crocodile
November 20 2013–January 12, 2014
Based on Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber; Adapted by Kevin Kling; Music by Richard Gray; Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer.
When the Primm family moves into their New York City apartment, they are quite surprised to find a crocodile in their tub! But Lyle is a rather extraordinary crocodile and quickly becomes part of the family. Unfortunately, a nasty neighbor, Mr. Grumps, has it out for the reptile. He thinks poor Lyle is unfit for the neighborhood simply because he’s different. After a parade, a trip to the department store, and a stint in the zoo, Lyle saves the day and earns his place as a beloved friend and neighbor. Best for Ages 4-12.
February 5–March 16, 2014
By Mike Kenny; Directed by Janet Stanford.
“This is a story that’s old as old, of how a girl turned straw into gold.” When a poor miller brags that his daughter has a talent for spinning straw into gold, a greedy and zany King commands her to make gold for his coffers. Unable to perform this feat, the miller’s daughter enlists the help of a rotten riddling fairy named Rumpelstiltskin…but his price for helping is high. Will she be able to solve Rumpelstiltskin’s mystery in time to save her family? Best for Ages 5-10.
Cinderella: the Remix
April 9–May 25, 2014
By Psalmayene 24; Hip-Hop Beats by Nick Hernandez; Directed by Psalmayene 24.
Cinderella lives in the basement of her Step Mama’s house, mixing beats and dreaming of being a DJ. But in Hip-Hop Hollywood, girls are not allowed to DJ and “frontin’” is a crime. When the super-famous J-Prince announces auditions for his “Jam,” Cinderella disguises herself as a boy to get the gig. With some help from her Fairy Godmother Hope-rah, Cinderella DJs the Jam (at least until midnight)! Will she ever be allowed to spin as her true self? Or will Cinderella be convicted of frontin’ and sentenced to solitary confinement with only the music of Kenny G for company? Best for Ages 5-10.
June 26–August 11, 2014
Based on the book by Roald Dahl; Adapted by David Wood; Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer.
Little orphan Sophie can’t sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. He’s surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophie’s giant is the world’s ONLY friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world. Other giants steal and have a nasty habit of eating children! To save the children of England, Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) embark on a magical journey to Buckingham Palace. Best for Ages 4-10.