2015-2016 Children's Theatre on Tour
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!
2015-2016 TOURING PRODUCTIONS
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.
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.