The 2016–2017 Series:
Sponsored by Crew 538,LLC
Jigsaw Jones & the Case of the Class Clown
November 20, 2016
Athena Parker has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.
December 11, 2016
A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, the snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the Snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Theaterworks USA’s Frosty was created by Catherine Bush that includes original music by Mandy Williams and produced by The Barter Players.
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Storybooks
January 29, 2017
An exciting musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books.
.Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee) Follow Hubie’s imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.
Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey) The dreaded Dogzilla awakens and the residents of Mousopolis must run for their lives. Can they get rid of that big stinky dog before it’s too late?
Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard) Bird wakes up one morning feeling too grumpy to fly. A succession of happy-go-lucky animals help Bird turn his day around.
I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen) The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. When the deer comes by and asks a simple question, the bear’s memory returns and he renews his search with a vengeance.
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes) Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger- until he takes away her musical purse. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.
Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton) Splat has a special valentine for his classmate Kitten, but she doesn’t seem to like him at all. Will Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?
The Grasshopper and the Ant: An Ant community narrowly focused on work and possessions learn from the musical little Grasshopper that feeding the belly and feeding the soul both have value.
Anne of Green Gables
April 23, 2017
When you imagine, sometimes you find what you need. When you imagine, you find a home.
Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla need a boy to help with the chores around their farm on Prince Edward Island. They are not expecting Anne Shirley, a vivacious orphan with a wild imagination and a breathless fascination to find a place she can call home. ArtsPower’s heart-warming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, follows Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.
Ballerina Swan & Carnival of the Animals
May 6 & 7, 2017
Based on NYC Ballet Allegra Kent’s new book.
Choreography by Gloria Govrin, ECB Artistic Director
Laugh and cry as Sophie the swan follows her dream leaving the safety of her home on the water to humorous escapades in the ballet classroom! The ballet concludes with breathtaking variations from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake!
Also presenting Carnival of the Animals! Lions, birds and fish will frolic on stage in Camille Saint-Saen’s musical masterpiece, completing this unique, double-bill family event.
June 3, 2017
Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.