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2015-2016 Children's Theatre on Tour

Apollo: To the Moon

   The Toymaker's Apprentice      How the Camel Got His Hump

October 13 - 30, 2015

January 4 - 26, 2016
March 7 - 18, 2016

   November 10 - December 18, 2015

   March 29 - May 6, 2016

The Children’s Theatre on Tour brings to life exciting new works as well as classics of children’s literature. Recognized by the Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the award-winning Children’s Theatre acting company tours the state, offering three productions a year. Each production lasts an hour or less, easily fitting into a classroom schedule, and an online activity guide further enhances the educational experience!


  • Apollo: To the Moon – October 13 - 30, 2015; January 4 - 26, 2016; March 7 - 18, 2016

So what does it take to get to the moon? In this history-packed celebration of our American Space Program (first produced by Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater), young astronaut-hopeful Scott Gibson learns that it takes way more than just a rocket ship and a space helmet: It takes math, science, physical stamina, mental perseverance—and, oh yes, more math. But before all that, it takes a talent that Scott has in astronomical supply—the talent to dream.

  • The Toymaker's Apprentice – November 10 - December 18, 2015

When Jack and Libby both apply for the new apprentice position at Gideon’s Toyshop, old Gideon just can’t decide which youngster would make the better toymaker. So he agrees to hire them both for one year to see which of the two will best live up to his company motto: The Best Made is the Best Played. Each child gets an equal chance, but only one will win the job in this sweet holiday musical celebrating hard work, fair-mindedness, and the joy of artistry.

  • How the Camel Got His Hump – March 29 - May 6, 2016

In this charming Just So story by Rudyard Kipling, the lazy Camel—who has not yet “earned” his hump—lives in the Howling Desert and will do no work. The Horse, the Dog, and the Ox plead with him to do his part, but the “‘scruciatingly” idle Camel just says “Humph!” Finally, when the Djinn of all the Deserts rolls in on a cloud of magic dust, the Camel gets his just comeuppance and we all learn a valuable lesson about hard work and cooperation.

Theatre workshops

Learn how to be a part of the play! The Children’s Theatre on Tour also offers Theatre Workshops to provide instruction on the performing arts to students of all ages. Students learn the basics including pantomime, voice and diction, improvisation and movement. Workshops are recommended for groups of 50 or less.

BRING the children's theatre on tour TO YOUR COMMUNITY!

1. Here’s all you need to bring the Children's Theatre on Tour to your area!
  • Perform space: 30' wide x 20' deep x 10' high
  • Electric connection: Access to two 110 volt electrical connections to accomodate sound/technical equipment.
  • Access to dressing room or bathroom facilities.
2. It's affordable and there are ways to reduce your fees!
  • $800 per performance or $1440 for two performances
  • $650 for Theatre Workshop
  • The Arkansas Arts Council offers up to 40% fee assistance to non-profit Arkansas-based organizations certified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (this includes public schools, institutions of higher learning, churches, and government units.).
  • Additional fee support may be available. Inquire at time of booking.
3. You will receive additional resources for the exhibition!
  • Press information will be provided for local publicity of the performance.
  • Question & Answer session with cast following the performance, time premitting.
  • Children's Theatre on Tour Activity Guides for each performance provide in-depth information about the play as well as carefully designed activities to enrich the theatre arts experience and fulfill Arkansas Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks.
  • A digital copy of the playbill will be provided.
4. It's easy to book!
  • Simply contact the State Services Department by phone at 501-396-0350 or 1-800-264-ARTS. You may also email Jessica Wright to schedule dates and times.

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