Season tickets for the Children's Theater Series at PlayhouseSquare are now available by calling 216-664-6044 or online at playhousesquare.org/childrenstheater. The four-show Children's Theater Series season ticket package is $40 per seat.
Families that purchase season tickets for the series can choose to participate in workshops scheduled on the same days as Children's Theater Series performances. These interactive workshops are led by professional teaching artists and feature opportunities to learn songs and dance steps, create performances and music and much more. Admission to each workshop is $5 per child.
The 2013-14 Children's Theater Series includes:
Me and My Shadow
Patch Theatre Company, Nov. 2
Children love to play with shadows. They are mysterious and magical and can do amazing things. But making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Jan. 18, 2014
By popular demand, that hungry little caterpillar is returning along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters. The triple-bill includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky and the Mixed-Up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and the General Mills Foundation.
CORBIAN Visual arts and Dance in collaboration with Lightwire Theater, Feb. 8
Lightwire Theater presents "DiNO-Light" as created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance where electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. DiNO (formally known as Darwin) has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world. Audiences may remember this mesmerizing company from their recent production of "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Tortoise & The Hare" or their run to the semi-final round of America's Got Talent.
Tout à Trac, May 10
Pinocchio is an amazing journey into the heart of childhood and imagination. Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Gepetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless puppet Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master; suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and his sidekick the Cat; escape from Toyland; and save his father from the belly of the giant fish. Pinocchio is a production of Tout a Tràc in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center based on Carlo Collodi's classic written and directed by Hugo Bélanger and translated by Bobby Theodore.