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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.
Animal Farm. Adapted by Ian Wooldridge from the book by George Orwell. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. May 12 – 21, 2017. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. After revolting against the reign of their negligent human master, the animals of Mr. Jones’s farm create their own ideal society in which all animals are equal and rules are set by democratic vote. It’s all working pretty well, until the allure of power leads the animals to a chilling fate. ANIMAL FARM illustrates how new tyranny replaces old and power corrupts even the noblest of causes. For families with young people ages 12 – 17 and up.
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