2021-2022 SEASON

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December 3, 2021 at 4:30pm

December 4, 2021 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm
December 5, 2021 at 2:00pm

 

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

 

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing sparklejollytwinklejingley loud for all to hear! In this heartwarming adventure, based on the New Line Cinema film, Buddy realizes he is a human living among elves and decides he has been in the North Pole long enough. Join him this Christmas season on his journey to find home, and discover what family really means!

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time:

Act 1: 45 minutes

10-minute intermission

Act 2: 30 minutes

 

Language:

  • Gentle insults and name calling are used (“Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins”).

  • Use of sarcasm and subtle judgement (“Dorky”)

  • Ingenuine threats of violence (“No, would somebody like a punch in the throat?” and “How’d you like to be dead?”)

 

Themes and Situations:

  • Buddy refers to himself as an orphan because he was separated from his parents. 

  • Walter chooses to focus on his work rather than spend time with his family. His wife and son (Emily and Michael) express that they wish he would be around more often. 

  • It is suggested that Buddy’s mother, Susan, has passed away. 

 

Potential Scary Moments:

  • It is revealed that the mall Santa’s are not really Santa.

  • Michael, Emily, and Walter openly announce that they believe Santa is fake. It is revealed at the end that he is real, and they all begin to believe in Santa Claus.

  • Buddy is told to leave by his father, and Buddy runs away. 

  • There is a story about a one-legged boy who receives a leg for Christmas. 

 

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Christmas Town is compared to Heaven.

  • Staged combat between Buddy and fake Santa.

  • Magic is used when Santa’s sleigh begins to fly.

Elf the Musical Jr. (musical)

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February 11, 2022 at 4:30pm
February 12, 2022 at 6:00pm

February 13, 2022 at 2:00pm

 

Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Book by Bridget Carpenter

Based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films

When a super-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to figure out how to break the spell and switch back. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney Channel Original movie, this heartfelt and hilarious new musical explores the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter.

 

Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 8 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 80 minutes, with 10-minute intermission

 

Language:

  • Ellie uses aggressive language towards her family members (“Shut it!,” ”You stink, Fletcher,” “I hate you,”“Stupid!”).

  • An insinuation to a curse word is made by Ellie in Katherine’s body, but no curse words are used (“Will hunt for the glass and save my…butt.”)

  • The phrase, “Oh my gosh,” is used.

 

Themes and Situations:

  • Family conflict and difficulty adjusting to a step-parent

  • There are mentions of Ellie’s father’s death throughout (the show happens years after death has occurred).

  • Financial challenges are suggested

  • There is intense bullying by Savannah, including calling Ellie a “loser,” smacking books out of Ellie’s hand, and elbowing Ellie in the stomach.

  • There is a discussion of growing up and the development of hormones.

  • Cigarettes and piercings are displayed in a negative light.

  • There is a song entitled, “Parents Lie,” revealing common things parents misconceive to their younger children.

  • A lack of body confidence is represented, but themes of loving your body are presented as a response to this.

 

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Strobes and other lighting effects will be used to represent magic throughout the show.

  • A magical hourglass is what causes Ellie and Katherine to swap bodies.

  • There is potential for loud noises from screaming and props breaking.

  • Savannah gets mildly violent when elbowing Ellie in the stomach, knocking items out of her hand, etc.

  • A child goes missing. This conflict is resolved quickly and he is reunited with his family.

 

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • There are public displays of affection through kissing and hugging between love interests.

  • During a magic trick, Fletcher pulls a scarf from his mouth, and he mocks “choking” during this trick.

  • Being locked in a psych ward and medicated is mentioned after Ellie and Katherine “switch bodies.”

  • Sarcastic remarks are made by Torreyregarding killing a child if they were to ever run away.

  • A misunderstanding causes an insinuation that the physical harm of Katherine’s son has occurred.

Disney's Freaky Friday (musical)

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April 15, 2022 at 4:30pm & 7:00pm
April 16, 2022 at 2:00pm

Lewis Carroll's Classic Story
Adapted by William Glennon

 

Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic comes to life onstage in this clever and refreshing adaption. An acting troupe eager to perform the classic story seeks out someone to play Alice. As Alice’s adventure unfolds, the group of actors portray all of the delightfully absurd characters in the curious playground of Wonderland, using clever stagecraft, fast-paced costume changes and hilarious onstage antics. Join Alice on the adventure of a lifetime, and see why the magic of Wonderland continues to captivate children and grown-ups alike!

 

Ages Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 8 and up

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission

 

Language:

  • Queen of Hearts talks’ heads, poison, boxing their ears, execution, and stealing.

  • Many characters use language and phrases such as, “rude”, “pig”, “hate”, “prisoner”, and “beat him”.

 

Themes and Situations:

  • Harsh topics such as beheading and execution

  • Being lost

  • Alice has fits of emotion, many times resulting in crying

  • Being a prisoner and going through a trial

 

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Alice falls down the rabbit hole

  • Alice grows bigger and smaller

  • Lights flashing and vocal sounds to set Duchess’ house

  • Cook banging pots and pans

  • Cook tries to hit the Duchess with a pot.

  • Queen of Hearts yells frequently, usually about chopping off people's heads.

 

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Flashing lights, loud noises, language, and topics could be very confusing and frightening for children under the age of 8.

Alice in Wonderland (play)

2021-22 PRODUCTIONS ALREADY COMPLETED

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October 8, 2021 at 4:30pm & 7:00pm
October 9, 2021 at 2:00pm


Based on the book by Dr. Seuss

In this classic Dr. Seuss tale, Sally and her brother go on a wacky adventure with the Cat in the Hat, his many props, and his mysterious friends... Thing 1 and Thing 2! Join this whimsical cast of characters as this timeless story comes to life on stage. 

 

Ages Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 4 and up

Run Time: 30 minutes, no intermission

 

Language:

  • Lines have a consistent rhyme scheme (“Said our fish as he lit/’No I do not like it’/’not one little bit’”)

  • Complex or non-traditional sentence structure (“Do I like this? Oh no, I do not!”)

  • Use of puns and word play (“these Things are good Things”)

 

Themes and Situations:

  • Themes of “Rules and Orders;” the two children are confronted with the dilemma of having someone over when their mother isn’t home; although the children disobey their mother, they are confronted with this fact at the end and face the consequences of their choice to disobey

  • Throughout the play, there are elements of chaos that the kids endure. This includes the chaos that the cat brings into their household as he balances all of their plates and their fish in his hands, as well as seeing Thing 1 and Thing 2 ruin the house and their mother’s brand new dress.

 

Potential Scary Moments:

  • Thunder and rain (loud volume and potential flashing lights)

  • Big crashes and other loud noises

  • Doors slamming 

  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 (physical appearance and mannerisms may be scary for some very young audience members)

  • General volume and lighting effects could be scary or overwhelming to very young audiences

 

Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Theatrical effects such as flashing lights or loud sound effects 

  • Disobedience is portrayed throughout the show, but is resolved at the end as a lesson learned

  • Mythical creatures and creative ideas are portrayed throughout, such as fish speaking, a humanoid cat, and Thing 1 and Thing 2

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (play)

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