AYA Performances for Preschool and Lower Elementary

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Click, Clack, MooClick, Clack, Moo

Monday, November 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. - SOLD OUT
12:30 p.m.

$6  • 60 minutes
Grades K-4
Curriculum Connections: language arts, music, and social studies

"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop, which prevents the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. "No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!" So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Book by Billy Aronson, lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, and music by Brad Alexander.

Presented by Theatreworks USA.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Friday, February 17, 2017
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$6  •  60 minutes
Grades PK-2
Curriculum Connections: language, literature-based, storytelling

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, the story was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and has served to introduce generations of toddlers to the delights of identifying colours and objects. The heartwarming father and daughter quest for an unusual plaything, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me offers a splendid introduction to the wonderment of the lunar cycle.

Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Rainbow Fish  

Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:30 a.m. - SORRY, SOLD OUT
12:30 p.m.
$5  •  55 minutes
Grades PK-2

Curriculum Connections: language arts, music, relationships and family

With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Presented by ArtsPower

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The House at Pooh Corner   

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$5  •  60 minutes
Grades PK-3

Curriculum Connections: art, language arts, music

Whether young and wide-eyed or wise to the ways of the world, every so often one must “get back to the House at Pooh Corner” to spend some tender time with faithful friends. Piglet, Tigger, Christopher Robin, and that lovable bear called Winnie-the-Pooh lift our spirits and warm our hearts in this charming production, faithfully based on the A. A. Milne classic.

Adapted by Bettye Knapp.
Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre.

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