Posts filed under: Family Series

Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

December 14 – December 29

Book, music and lyrics by James W. Rodgers

Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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13: The Musical

October 12 – November 24

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

 

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (ParadeThe Last Five YearsBridges of Madison County13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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Little Red Riding Hood (and the Power Mutants)

September 7 – September 29

by Ed Monk

 

Little Red, of Little Red’s Gourmet Catering and Home Delivery Service, is on a mission to deliver some goodies to Grandma’s house. Unfortunately, Oswald The Big Bad Wolf, president and founder of Oswald’s School for Wolves, is trying to teach his somewhat dim students how to steal baskets of goodies. Only The Power Mutants, a strange and mysterious group of mutant superheroes with rather silly powers, can help Little Red. Will the goodies get to Grandma’s house on time?

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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Wizard of Oz Jr.

 

July 20 – August 18

 

Book by Jim Eiler
Music by Jeanne Bargy and Jim Eiler
Lyrics by Jim Eiler
Adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum

 

The most beloved tale of all time comes to life on the stage. Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled road of yellow brick in The Wizard of Oz.

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister… but are now on Dorothy’s feet. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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A Year with Frog & Toad KIDS

 

June 22 – July 7

 

BOOK AND LYRICS BY Willie Reale
MUSIC BY Robert Reale
BASED ON THE BOOKS BY Arnold Lobel
Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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The Secret Garden

 

May 4 – May 26

by  Sylvia AshbyFrances Hodgson Burnett

This story is as familiar as you remember. Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A wonderful story of transformation, from the author of our immensely popular Anne of Green Gables.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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Heathers (High School Edition)

 

March 16 – April 14

by  Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy

 

Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.

Are you in, or are you out?

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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Stuart Little

 

February 2 – February 24

 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White

 

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte’s Web. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a “real people’s world.”

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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The Magic Toyshop

December 8 – January 6

Book and lyrics by Patricia Clapp and Dyanne Earley

Music by Kevin Stites

 

When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on the wonderful dolls he has made, they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. They are too wonderful to be “mussed, crushed and handled” by loving children. The dolls, however, take the opposite view. Dolls are meant to be loved, and these dolls don’t want to miss anything. With the aid of an unusual customer who visits the toy shop, and additional aid from the audience, the dolls achieve their desire to be given to children at Christmas. A happy holiday musical which involves everyone.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

December 18, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 4:00

December 24 at 1:00

 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

September  22 – October 28

By Kathryn Shultz Miller

Adapted from the story by Washington Irving

 

Here is the spooky classic story by Washington Irving, presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The storybook tale revolves around the main characters—the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod, the coquettish Katrina and Ichabod’s brutish rival, Brom Bones. As much fun as the play presents, it saves the best for last—the ride of the headless horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an exciting family entertainment.

 

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

 

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The Boy Who Stole the Stars

August 11 – September 8

by Julian Wiles

 

 

“It steals the audience and steals hearts,” wrote a critic when this warm and moving play opened at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. A young boy discovers his grandfather is dying. The old man’s behavior is different; he’s short-tempered and no longer tells his wonderful stories. The boy enlists the grandfather’s aid in helping him with a school project—counting the stars. Their togetherness seems to renew the old man’s interest and he begins telling stories, one of them about the dragon in the sky. The dragon, he explains, is there to guard the stars. An old legend says that should the stars be returned to earth; it would mean a new paradise with no unhappiness, no death. Hearing this, the boy goes off to slay the dragon and return the stars to earth, seeking a means of keeping his grandfather from dying.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

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Mary Poppins JR.

July 14 – August 5

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney Film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by
Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by
Cameron Mackintosh
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

101 Dalmations KIDS

June 23 – July 8

Music and Lyrics by
MEL LEVEN, RANDY ROGEL, RICHARD GIBBS,
BRIAN SMITH, MARTIN LEE FULLER, DAN ROOT
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by
MARCY HEISLER
Music Adapted and Arranged by
BRYAN LOUISELLE
Based on the Screenplay by
BILL PEET
Based on the Novel, “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by
Dodie Smith

 

 

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.  Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

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Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg

May 19 – June 17

by Joseph Robinette

Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ’50s and an exciting, funfilled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course—we’d never break tradition in that important area).

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

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Les Miserables (School Edition)

April 7 – May 6

Music by Claude Michel-Schonberg

Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel

Additional Material by James Fenton

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

February 10 – March 18

Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby

Music by Shirley Mier

Directed by Lisa Dillon

Enter the magical world of twelve princesses who love to dance. Each night, they sing the song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest. Once they arrive, the trees sparkle and chime with silver and gold leaves, beautiful music plays and the spirit of their mother watches over them. In the meantime, their father, the king, is perplexed, and the shoemaker and his apprentices are exasperated, but the princesses must dance. Then one day, the king (tired of finding twelve pairs of worn shoes outside his daughters’ room each morning) issues a proclamation. The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive his or her heart’s desire and eight bags of gold!

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00

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Choices

 January 13 – February 4

An original work by Jenny Connors and the Breaking Borders Company

Music and lyrics by Cory Coppin and Kale Coppin

Directed by Alison Gilbreath

 

Toby doesn’t want to go to summer camp.  He’d rather stay home, alone in his room with his games.  He has a bad attitude about everything and everyone until he is visited by three spooky friends, each with their own lesson.  Join Toby on his journey with Old Man Smithers, the Lady of the Pond, and the Spirit of Summer.  Adults and children alike will be tapping their toes along with this fun musical that teaches about the power of positive thinking and taking a chance on friends.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

 

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The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

The Bully & Alice In Wonderland

January 7 – January 29, 2017

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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 order keflex antibiotic 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 buy lexapro 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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