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Anne and her younger brother Tim have just moved to a new town. Anne, worried that she won't fit in at her new school, refuses to play with her little brother. In the garage of their new home, they meet the girl from next door, the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden
Using moving boxes and other objects found in the garage, Nina takes an eager Tim and a reluctant Anne on a great make-believe adventure. The three battle the child-eating monster, the Mooklecratz. The children discover their own strengths, the value of cooperation and the unlimited power of their imaginations as they figure out how to defeat the beast Written by Dwayne Hartford, this imaginitive tale is perfect for all ages.
Opens September 7 through October 12, 2019
When asked how to create plays for children, Constantin Stanislavski, the great master of Russian drama reportedly replied: “The same as for adults, only better.” Why does children’s theater need to better? For one thing, children make up the most demanding audience, requiring perfect honesty. If they don’t like what they are seeing, there won’t be any polite applause. Instead, there will be a lot of extra wiggling, loud whispering, and multiple trips to the bathroom.
2019 TYA Season
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie February 2 through March 9, 2019
Aladdin's Luck; April 6 through May 11, 2019
SLEEPING BEAUTY; June 15- July 27, 2019
The Imaginators; September 7 through October 12, 2019
Don't Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf: October 25 through November 23, 2109
home: December 7 through the 28th, 2019
All titles and dates are subject to change.
Maybe you need a little more flexibility on your scheduling. Well then a Flex Pass is the perfect option! You can get a flex pass for the Theatre for Young Audiences season or for the Cabaret Series. Just click on the link below.
TYA Flex Pass
Cabaret Series Flex Pass
In this twist on the beloved fairy tale, a traditional storyteller reading from his all too well known book of Sleeping Beauty is quickly usurped by the story's feisty villain, the evil Griselda. With a magical spell, she literally turns back the hands of time to show what really happened to "Sleeping Betty." Fortunately, two good fairies and a magical frog help set the story straight, and make sure eveyone lives happily ever after.
"A lot of creative twists and turns... Sleeping Beauty is a keeper for the younger crowd, a nice romp through fairytale land that offers plenty of fun without all the sugar that most similar productions throw in." Sun Gazette (Virginia)
Opens June 15 through July 27. NO SHOW on June 22.
The clever street urchin Aladdin falls madly for the Princess Leilah when they meet by chance at the bazaar. Determined to impress her, he embarks on a search for fortune and instead finds a dingy oil lamp. But this is no ordinary lamp; it houses a magical genie who helps Aladdin masquerade as a grand emir to win the Princesses’ hand. Leilah, however, fell for the street urchin, not the grand emir. Frustrated that Aladdin won’t admit who he really is, she gives the lamp to an unscrupulous magician and ends up his prisoner. Aladdin must travel across the desert to rescue her by doing the thing that scares him the most…being himself. WRitten by Janet Stanford, this wonderful play with music is perfect for all ages.
Opens April 6 through May 11, 2019
Don't Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf
Aesop was never so charming as in Don't Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf, a tour de force of Aesop's world. This musical, with optional participation elements, involves every age in tuneful pleasure, making audiences into actors. Filled with ancient wisdom and today's wit, clever lyrics and singable modern music, it is an irresistible attraction confected by Carol Lynn Pearson and J.A.C. Redford. Highlights include: the famous race of tortoise and hare ("You got to keep on keeping on"); a soft-shoe number by the fox ("Flatter them, and you'll walk away with the cheese"); a rousing peasant dance in the bundle of sticks ("The trick is to stick together"); a chorus line of sheep ("If he's got fleece but the wrong kind of nose, maybe he's simply a wolf in sheep's clothes").
Opens October 25 through November 23, 2109
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
When a generous boy shares a cookie with a hungry mouse, it is the beginning of a chain of events that keeps the boy busy all day long, and might keep him busy for days to come. Based on the award winning book by Laura Joffee Numeroff and Felicia Bond, this delightful show is perfect for ages 3 and up.
Opening February 2 through March 9, 2019. Every Saturday at 10am and 1pm.
Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Children under 12.
Performances will take place at
527 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue PA 15202
Seating is limited to 55. Purchase your tickets early.
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
This beautiful show by Lizzie Allen returns to Pittsburgh again this holiday season! That idyllic other world of make believe is explored with evident relish in this two hander for children aged 3 to 6. It's an intimate show, and as resourceful and imaginative as small children themselves can be when they're off in a world of their own....the adventure begins looking for Florrie and Todd's ideal home. Lizzie Allen's play for the under-sixes is rather like Beckett for beginners, a wonderfully concrete and yet infinitely playful meditation on the meaning of home. When bag lady Florrie enquires, ‘Where are we?’ and Todd replies, ‘We are here’, it is a triumphant reminder of their survival against the odds....