From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?
Past 2012-2013 Productions
A Theater for Young Audiences World Premiere
BIG, THE MUSICAL- TYA
September 21 – October 28, 2012
Based on the motion picture ‘Big,’ written by Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg; produced by Twentieth Century Fox
TYA Adaptation by Jeff Frank, First Stage & Michael J. Bobbitt, Adventure Theatre MTC
Book by John Weidman
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Michael J. Bobbitt
Ages 5 and up
Tickets are no longer available for this performance. Please join us for our other shows this season.
Theatre for Young Audiences Version- The 1987 hit movie bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were ‘big’ and wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he bargained for- and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. See this new version - complete with Zoltar and floor piano- that spotlights the touching friendship of Josh and Billy as they learn what it’s really like to be ‘big.’
A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
November 17, 2012 – December 31, 2012
Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Adapted by James DeVita
Directed by Serge Seiden
The Ingalls are hosting some of their friends and relatives for a pre-Christmas dinner when a sudden storm threatens to cut off access to the town from which most of the guests have come. Come home for the holidays with this heartwarming adventure that shows that the simple things make living worthwhile as Mary and Laura learn the true meaning of Christmas.
WINNIE THE POOH
January 18 – February 24, 2013
Based on the book by A.A. Milne
Adapted for the stage by le Clanché du Rand
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Winnie the Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little bear of Very Little Brain, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." Follow Pooh and Piglet on a Heffalump hunt, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.
A World Premiere
THREE LITTLE BIRDS
March 15 – April 14, 2013
Based on the story by Cedella Marley
Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt
Additional music & lyrics by John L. Cornellius, II
Directed by Nick Olcott
Ages 4 and up
Ah…yasso nice! Three little birds sing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the T.V. in his room. But his tricky friend, Nansi wants him to get out and enjoy the Island of Jamaica. But, Ziggy is afraid of hurricane, mongoose and evil spirits. Their worldly adventure is enlivened by the fantastic songs of renowned Reggae artist, Bob Marley. Roots, Rock, Reggae!
A World Premiere
May 3 – June 2, 2013
Based on the comic strip and books by Lincoln Peirce
Book by Jason Loewith
Lyrics by Chris Youstra & Jason Loewith
Music by Chris Youstra
Directed by Michael Baron
All 5 and up
Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by
winning “The Nickelodeon”, the first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate’s arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he’s gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do?