Skip to main content

Catapult – Children’s Show

A season 8 finalist on America’s Got Talent, Catapult captivates audiences with its shadow dancing and the ability of the troupe’s dancers to transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Not only is the show packed with hundreds of shape transformations, but it is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories. The Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the natural and built world. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!

This is an abbreviated 1 hour performance for children and school groups. The full performance will take place later that evening at 8 PM. Children are welcome at both events! More information on that event here.

Bunnicula

Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! 

A floppy-eared bunny with mysterious habits is staking out its place in Theatreworks USA’s spine-tingling new musical co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on the best-selling books by James & Deborah Howe: BUNNICULA!

Chester the cat and Harold the dog get along like… Well… Cats and dogs, even though underneath their furry exteriors, they’re really the best of pals. But one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family comes home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. A very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night.

Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so – he’ll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold.
Will Harold and Chester remain friends? Will Bunnicula find his mother before it’s too late? Will the nocturnal assault on all that is good and green continue? Find out in Theatreworks USA’s BUNNICULA!

(One hour in length, recommended for grades 2 – 6)

For more information and study sheets visit: www.theatreworksusa.org

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is an adapted version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale created by John Caird and Trevor Nunn. This touring production explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. This story empowers children to create their own world of make-believe.

As the children fly to Neverland and escape the evil Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, they recognize the importance of friendship as well as the value of being part of a family. This production encourages children to let their imaginations take “flight” and to create their own adventures using household objects as props and puppets as characters.

(Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades 1 – 5)

For more information and study sheets visit: www.theatreworksusa.org

Seussical – second show added at 12:15 pm

10 AM SHOW SOLD OUT
2nd Show Added at 12:15 pm

 
“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, this adaptation especially for young audiences features thirteen actors and enhanced production values. Seussical is TheatreworksUSA’ biggest show ever! 

The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. When the sweet, good-natured elephant Horton hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust, he promises to rescue and guard it because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding “thinks,” in which anything’s possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the Mayor of Who-Ville.
Meanwhile, the one-feathered bird, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, desperately wants Horton to notice her. Maybe, she thinks, she just needs a more impressive tail. At the same time, the amazingly lazy Maysie La Bird connives, cajoles and convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she goes off on a spree.

Will the planet of Who survive? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg? Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous “think” ever save the day!

(Recommended for grades K – 5)

For more information and study sheets visit: www.theatreworksusa.org

Teacher From The Black Lagoon & Other Story Books

An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books including Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee), Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey), Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard), I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen), Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes), Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton), The Grasshopper and the Ant.

Book titles subject to change. (Approximately one hour in length, recommended for grades K – 4)

For more information and study sheets visit: www.theatreworksusa.org

Henry and Mudge

Moving from the city to a new
house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a
playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big,
182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!

Henry discovers that having a
pet is a big responsibility — they need to be fed, they need to be
taken out for walks, and of course they need lots of love and playtime!
And when the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training.
Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but
rolling over is one trick Henry just can’t seem to teach Mudge, no
matter how hard he tries.

When Henry’s cousin Annie comes
for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at
her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because
the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into
the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follow’s the
boy’s scent into the forest—he really does love Henry and doesn’t want
to be without him.

Will the two friends be
reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the
best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.

Skippyjon Jones – 10:30 SHOW SOLD OUT

Skippyjon Jones – SOLD OUT*

 Please note that the 10:30 show is sold out. A 12:45 show has been added.

 

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger
dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a
llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese
cat!

His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving
like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed,
Skippyjon’s wild imagination takes over again as he catches his
reflection in a mirror. “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears
are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a
Siamese cat – I am a CHIHUAHUA!”

And not just any Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent,
and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter
in old Mexico! But when the local pack of chihuahuas is terrorized by
the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will
Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog? Based on the book by Judy
Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones
and Click, Clack, Moo, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about
unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

Appropriate for Grades K – 3 

Skippyjon Jones- SECOND SHOW ADDED AT 12:45

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger
dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a
llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese
cat!

His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving
like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed,
Skippyjon’s wild imagination takes over again as he catches his
reflection in a mirror. “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears
are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a
Siamese cat – I am a CHIHUAHUA!”

And not just any Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent,
and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter
in old Mexico! But when the local pack of chihuahuas is terrorized by
the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will
Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog? Based on the book by Judy
Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones
and Click, Clack, Moo, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about
unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.

Appropriate for Grades K – 3 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has… He wakes up
with gum in his hair, he trips on a skateboard, and then he accidentally
drops his sweater in the sink – all before breakfast! Alexander can
already tell – it’s going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad
day! Alexander’s day continues to go downhill as he gets smushed in the
car on the way to school, his teacher doesn’t like his drawing of an
invisible castle, and Paul doesn’t want to be his friend anymore.
There’s no dessert for lunch, there’s lima beans for dinner, and even
worse: there’s kissing on television! It’s enough to make you want to
move to Australia!

Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious
musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the
best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes,
everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Appropriate for Grades Pre K – 4