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The Night Before Christmas Carol
David zum Brunnen
Tue., Dec. 11 at 1PM & 7PM
Tickets: $15

David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters in an energetic and acclaimed performance that gives audiences a humorous (and historically accurate) glimpse into Dickens’ inspirations for his world-famous tale.
Freedom Bound
Mad River Theater Works
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10AM
Grades 3+ • Length: 50 minutes
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, MC, MU, SS

This compelling original play with music tells the tale of one of one of the most important incidents in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: The story of Addison White, an escaped slave, and his rescue by the citizens of the town of Mechanicsburg.
Emily Brown and the Thing
Tall Stories
Sat., Feb. 9 at
1PM* & 3:30PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 3+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance

This magical show, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton, features great songs, clever puppets and lovable characters that audiences of all ages will adore.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Cirque Mechanics
Fri., Feb. 15 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 55 mins. (40 minute performance followed by a 15 minute Q & A)
CURR. CONNECTIONS: S

Experience the American circus reinvented in timber, steel and imagination. Mechanical wonders include a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists, and a galloping mechanical horse. This performance explores the engineering and math behind the construction and design of the machines.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Cirque Mechanics
Fri., Feb. 15 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Step right up to Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. Experience a unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional one-ring circus, filled with mechanical marvels, thrills, laughs and excitement!
The Bright Siders
Fri., Feb. 22 at 10AM*
Grades PreK+ •  LENGTH: 50 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: RF, MU, CL

*Relaxed Performance
The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience engagement.
The Bright Siders
Fri., Feb. 22 at
7PM*
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 4+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions.
Shaun Boothe presents
The Unauthorized Biography Series

Thu., Feb. 28 at 12PM
Grades:  4+ • LENGTH: 60 Min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS:  CL, D, MU, MC, SS

Award-winning hip-hop artist Shaun Boothe motivates young audiences using rap songs that chronicle the extraordinary lives of cultural icons King, Obama, Winfrey and Ali. His engaging take on the trails they blazed imbues students with the courage to find their own paths.
Shaun Boothe presents
The Unauthorized Biography Series
Thu., Feb. 28 at 7PM
Tickets: $15 & $25

An award-winning hip hop artist, TEDx speaker and creator of The Unauthorized Biography Series, Shaun Boothe celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs and documentary-style music videos.
Shadow Play
Trusty Sidekick
Sun., Mar. 3 at
1PM* & 3:30PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 2+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
What happens to your shadow while you sleep? Featuring innovative lighting and charming video animations, this original play sends audiences on a thrilling multimedia, non-verbal adventure to answer that very question.
They Called Her Vivaldi
Theatre Lovett
Fri., Mar. 15 at 10AM
Grades: 2+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MU, SS, CL, RF

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical prodigy whose magical, musical hat goes missing. Part comedy, part thriller, this new production is full of beautiful music and hilarious characters, and celebrates the power within us all to follow our dreams. 
They Called Her Vivaldi
Theatre Lovett
Fri., Mar. 15 at 7PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 7+)
All tickets: $10

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical-prodigy whose magical, musical hat goes missing. This new production is full of beautiful music and hilarious characters, celebrating the power within us all to follow our dreams.
Underneath a Magical Moon
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal
Fri. Mar. 22 at 10AM
Grades K+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: CL, LB, MU, RF

This sparkling new production is a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where time stands still and the impossible seems possible.
Underneath a Magical Moon
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal
Fri. Mar. 22 at 7PM
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 3+)
All tickets: $10

This sparkling new production is a reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling. Fly with Wendy and her brothers as they create the world of Neverland, where even everyday objects become extraordinary under the magical moon.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Fri., Apr. 5 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: MC, MU, S, WT

Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company today, the Golden Dragons combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Fri., Apr. 5 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

The Golden Dragons Acrobats combine thrilling acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music in an unforgettable performance of spectacular skill and spellbinding beauty.
Illusionist Kevin Spencer
Fri., Apr. 12 at
7PM*
FAMILY (Most appreciated by ages 4+)
All tickets: $10

*Relaxed Performance
A world-renowned illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit, Kevin Spencer brings audiences a relaxed, family-friendly performance brimming with fast-paced magic and illusion guaranteed to capture the imagination.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
Dallas Children’s Theater
Mon., May 6 at 10AM
Grades: PreK+ • LENGTH: 70 min.
CURR. CONNECTIONS: LB, LA, RF,
MC, S, SS, MU

Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside. You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! 
 
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