Posts filed under: Family Series

The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

January 7 – January 29, 2017

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BREAKING BORDERS Touring Company’s School Show

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The Fabulous Fable Factory

February 11 – March 19, 2017

Based on the musical by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney

Directed by Allen Schmeltz

This is a delightful story of an inquisitive youngster who discovers an old factory operated by a Mr. Aesop and a human machine of nine fablemakers.  After she accidentally turns on the Fable Making Machine the adventure begins and some of Aesop’s best-known fables come to life including The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare and others. The young girl surprises everyone, including herself, with her moral-making ability.

This charming show features the actors playing all the parts including the Fabulous Fable Making Machine.

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The Hobbit

March 25 – April 30, 2017

This is the classic fantasy about a young and extremely reluctant Hobbit who leaves home and sets off with a band of adventures to slay a dragon and recover and enormous treasure.  Join Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf, Trolls, Elves, Goblins, the Master of Esgaroth and Smaug the Dragon as they weave this adventurous tale.  Told with wit and humor, THE HOBBIT is sure to please all ages.

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Treasure Island

May 13 – June 4, 2017

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Join us for a rollicking adventure with Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins and a cast of pirates, townsfolk and ship’s crew in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale.  “Thar will be treasure and evil deeds all done with a seasoning of humor and ultimately good winnin’ out over evil.”

Jack and the Beanstalk

June 17 – July 9, 2017

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This delightful rendition of Jack and the Beanstalk is performed by a traveling group of players.  It is a play within a play, where a group of traveling actors put on Jack & the Beanstalk, with the addition of a strange and wonderful Magic Keeper. Each actor plays multiple roles and the audience also gets involved in the story.

Madagascar

July 22 – July 30, 2017

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Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Jungle Book

August 5 – August 20, 2017

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The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Anne of Green Gables

August 26 – October 1

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Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew’s heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla’s hard exterior. Then there is young Josie Pye, a lad named Moody Spurgeon, and Matthew, Anne’s kindred spirit. This lovely classic is very simple to present and full of warmth and wit.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

October 15 – November 26, 2017

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Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and — yuck! — kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia.

Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen — even in Australia.

Madeline’s Christmas

December 9 – December 30, 2017

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“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.”

So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds.

But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door. Expecting to see Santa, Madeline meets the rug merchant who has brought 12 very special rugs. He reminds Madeline that Christmas is the time of miracles, and that these are not ordinary rugs! Soon everyone wakes up feeling healthy. The rug merchant shows them that they each have a magic carpet and that they can fly home to be with their families for Christmas! After saying goodbye to the girls, Miss Clavel finds a present that the girls left for her, befriends a little mouse, and counts her many blessings singing “Everything Is Right Tonight.” Before you know it, the girls fly back to the old house and are together again on New Year’s Eve. They thank Madeline for taking care of them and making their Christmas so special!