2017/2018 Main Stage Season



Fridays & Saturdays July 28 through August 19

DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD OF OZ: A PARTICIPATION PLAY FOR CHILDREN
by Steve and Kathy Hotchner, produced with permission from Samuel French, Inc.
Will her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, ever find a brain, a heart, and the nerve? In this participatory play, the audience plays roles of munchins to help Dorothy defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way home.

Fall: October 15 throught October 29, 2017

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
by Mary Hall Surface
Crops are dying, milk is souring, and the village of Guildermere has no one to blame but the dragon who lives upon the downs. The townspeople call in the St. George to challenge the dragon to a duel, but this dragon has no interest in duels. This is a peace-loving, poetry-spouting dragon who would much prefer a cup of tea. This adaptation of the original story explores what happens when misunderstandings escalate into prejudice and violence. Adapted by Mary Hall Surface, based on the book by Kenneth Graham, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

Holiday: December 15 through December 30, 2017

WONDER TALES FROM VIETNAM
In Vietnam, there would be no New year’s celebration without a Mai flower, a broom, and a yellow carp fish). According to ancient legends, flowers become girls, Kitchen Gods traveled on the back of the carp, and no one can clean on New Year’s Day for fear of sweeping all the good fortune away. Watch the stories of the Tet New Year’s festival come to life through performance, in this dramatic collection of plays. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

February 2018

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl
James Henry Trotter hasn’t got a friend in the world and lives with his two horrid aunts, Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. One day, he meets an Old Green Grasshopper who introduces James to the rest of the insects living in a giant magical peach. Join James and a group of insects as they adventure in their Giant Peach, including crossing the Atlantic Ocean and landing in New York City! Adapted by David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl, produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

April 2018

PUSS IN BOOTS
Before he joined the ranks of Shrek, Puss in Boots the Cat made a name for himself in his own adventure. Gifted to a poor miller’s son, a not-so-ordinary cat requests a pair of boots and sets out to help his master earn a better life. Puss in Boots uses his wits and bravery to trick his master’s way from rags to riches, making an honorable name for both of them and taking control over their happily ever after. Based on the fairy tales by Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Charles Perrault. Performed for children and their families by our company of young actors. $10 (Museum & Theatre members receive $1 off per ticket), $16 to stay and play. Purchase tickets online, call (800) 838-3006, or stop by the front desk.

For more information or audition dates, please contact Theatre Educator Allison McCall at allison@kitetails.org

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