Mayhem Poets (Grades 6-12)
November 1, 2019 // 9:30 & 11:30AM
“Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.” These theatre-trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.
Dogman The Musical (Grades K-5)
November 4-5 // 9:30 & 11:30AM
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.
Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. but while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy d0-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.
The Snowy Day (Grades Pre-K-3)
December 19-20 // 9:30 & 11:30AM
The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snowball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy and The Snowy Day.
The Pout-Pout Fish (Grades Pre-K-3)
January 30-31 // 9:30 & 11:30AM*
Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout.
Sweet Chariot (Grades )
February 3 // 9:30 & 11:30AM
Theatre IV’s production of Sweet Chariot shares the narratives of ex-slaves as told to WPA writers. These stories were complied in the Slave Narrative Collection. Over two thousand interviews with former slaves were conducted in seventeen states during the years 1936-38. Theatre IV combines these first-hand accounts of life as a slave and Emancipation with slave spirituals to recreate a world of longing and hope.
What Do You Do With An Idea?
May 14-15 // 9:30 & 11:30 AM
One day, a child has an idea. At first, they don’t know what to do with it. It seems strange. They don’t know what other people will think of this idea and they attempt to hide it away. But the ida persists and gets stronger—along with the child’s confidence. And then, one day, something amazing happens. told through movement, music, and narration, an ensemble of dancers creates a magical world where ideas grow and take flight. Based on The New York Times best-selling book, this is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, or too difficult.