OCT 31 - NOV 19





2017 SEASON


Introducing theater to the next generation and providing the perfect entertainment for children, parents and grandparents to share together!

All Family Festivities events are approximately one hour in length. 
Please note that due to fire code regulations, every person who enters the theater must have a ticket. This includes infants and children sitting on laps.




A Christmas Carol
Book by David Armstrong | Lyrics by Mark Waldrop | Music by Dick Gallagher
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Produced by TheatreWorks USA

December 17, 2017
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 6 – 13

This joyous holiday musical for young audiences captures the humorous and touching moments of Charles Dickens’ classic tale with all the familiar characters, including the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, his clerk Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, and the frail, little Tiny Tim. 






Nugget and Fang
Adapted from the book by Tammi Sauer
Produced by ArtsPower

January 21, 2018
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 4–8

Jump in the fun with this under-the-sea musical about Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures.

"A bodice-ripper with a brain."
THE WASHINGTON POS





Junie B. Jones
Adapted from the book by Barbara Park
Produced by TheatreWorks USA

February 11, 2018
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 4–10

The outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones is in a musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.”

"A bodice-ripper with a brain."
THE WASHINGTON POS






Pinkalicious, the Musical
Based on the book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann
Produced by Vital Theatre Company

March 11, 2018
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 4–8

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure her way out of this predicament!

"A bodice-ripper with a brain."
THE WASHINGTON POS





How I Became a Pirate

Book, music, and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book by Melinda Long, Illustrations by David Shannon
Produced by Dallas Children’s Theatre

April 15, 2018
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 4–10|

Sail off with this swashbuckling musical adventure about young Jeremy Jacob who joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates on a quest for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. While Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, he soon learns that home and family are treasures that can’t be found on any map.

"A bodice-ripper with a brain."
THE WASHINGTON POS




Harry the Dirty Dog
Based on the book by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
Produced by ArtsPower

May 6, 2018
1pm and 4pm
Recommended for ages 4–8

Harry has everything a little white dog with black spots might want. There’s just one problem: He hates taking baths! He hates them so much that one morning he runs away and when he returns he is so dirty that he is now a little black dog with white spots. To his horror, his family doesn’t even recognize him. How will Harry ever win his family back?
"A bodice-ripper with a brain."
THE WASHINGTON POS






 

Before seeing Family Festivities musical presentations live on the Playhouse stage, join us for interactive book readings of each of the stories at the Westport Library!

A Christmas Carol Saturday December 9, 2017 at 2:30pm  /  Nugget and Fang Saturday January 13, 2018 at 2:30pm  /  Junie B. Jones Saturday February 3, 2018 at 2:30pm  /  Pinkalicious Saturday March 3, 2018 at 2:30pm  /  How I Became A Pirate Saturday April 7, 2018 at 2:30pm  /  Harry the Dirty Dog  Saturday April 28, 2018 at 2:30pm 



 

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