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Lois Ehlert’s Mole Hill Stories
Lois Ehlert’s Mole Hill Stories. By Alvaro Saar Rios. Adapted from the book by Lois Ehlert. Mole Hill Stories received its world premiere at First Stage, Milwaukee, WI. November 5 – 20, 2016. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. Inspired by the work of Milwaukee author/illustrator Lois Ehlert, this collaboration with Danceworks returns to First Stage, bringing three of Ehlert’s most famous stories to life –Mole’s Hill, Cucu, and Moon Rope. Journey with Mole as she discovers, with the help of her friends, that there is more to life than one can see at first glance and that our dreams are within reach if we believe. Actors and dancers and live music spin a magical world, and true to Ehlert’s original text – the play makes use of English and Spanish language. For families with young people ages 3 – 7 and up.
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors. By William Shakespeare. December 9 – 18, 2016. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city. Mistaken identities, assumed personas and wild mishaps as laughs fly in Shakespeare’s farce about the most outrageous family reunion ever. For families with young people ages 12 – 17 and up.
Lovabye Dragon. A world premiere play. Adapted from the Dragon and Girl books by Barbara Joosse. By Jeff Frank with help from Barbara Joosse. Music and lyrics by The Happy Racers. January 21 – February 19, 2017. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. From the Dragon and Girl series by award-winning Wisconsin author Barbara Joosse comes an enchanting new musical of unexpected friendship between a lonely girl and an even lonelier dragon. Together they embark on a grand adventure to the farthest far away only to face their greatest challenge. With music by The Happy Racers, this show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and to put a smile on your face. For families with young people ages 3 – 7 and up.
TXT U L8R
TXT U L8R. A world premiere by Eric Coble. March 10 – 19, 2017. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. It starts on a Wednesday. Kids in high school getting the weirdest texts from fellow students they don't know. What's going on? And what if it's not people connecting with people via their phones… but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A digital mystery of the mind and heart for the savvy texter. For families with young people ages 12 – 17 and up.
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook. A play by Allison Gregory. Adapted from the books series by Barbara Park. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. Based on the books Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook and Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park. April 28 – June 4, 2017. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street. Meet the funniest girl in Room Nine – Junie B. Jones! A terrible thing happened to Junie B. —someone took her new black furry mittens! And plus also they kept them! When Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, she should be allowed to keep it too, because “finders keepers.” There’s also a new boy in school, and he’s the handsomest boy Junie B. has ever seen. Unfortunately, Lucille and That Grace want him for a boyfriend too, and Handsome Warren just thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Whatever is Junie B. to do? Find out how Junie B. perseveres through her kindergarten conundrums and learns that honesty is the best policy. For families with young people ages 5 – 9 and up.
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