The 2018–2019 Series:
Sponsored by Crew 538,LLC and Vivian Partridge
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in TheatreWorksUSA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.
(Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades K-5)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
’Twas the Night Before Christmas Book, Music, and Lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this hilarious musical introduces Santa in a particularly beneficent light. This classic from Virginia Rep has been charming audiences nationwide for many years.
(Approximately 55 minutes in length, recommended for grades K-5)
Madeline and the Bad Hat
ArtsPower’s colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren’t everything. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike.
(Approximately 60 minutes in length, recommended for grades K-3)
One day, you’ll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him.
ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.
(Approximately 55 minutes in length, recommended for grades K-2)
From the loving heart of E. B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, comes this merry musical from Theatre IV about a noble mouse who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination. The play brings to life this fantasy classic where Stuart, a mouse, is born into the Little family. Although he is quite different from other members of the family, Stuart is loved by all – except perhaps Snowbell, the family cat. Stuart’s adventures include getting caught in a window shade, sailing a boat, making friends, and embarking on the journey of a lifetime. By turns funny, tender and exciting, Stuart Little mixes gorgeous child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic.
(Approximately 60 minutes in length, recommended for grades K-5)
Pete the Cat
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth.
As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!
(Approximately 50 minutes in length, recommended for grades K-3)