AYA Performances for Preschool and Lower Elementary 18-19

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Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$6  • 60 minutes
Grades K-3
Curriculum Connections: language arts, literature-based

Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who's always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge. Soon it's no work and all play (and cake, pizza, movies, and bubble baths...) as the animals run wild, taking advantage of Bob's lack of experience. Will the animals come clean about their devious tricks, or is there more to Brother Bob than meets the eye?

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Presented by Lifeline Theatre

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

Friday, November 2, 2018 
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$7  •  60 minutes
Grades PK-2
Curriculum Connections: language arts, literature-based, storytelling

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Llittle Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, an airplane, a shark, and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before realizing the value in himself.

Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

To view a short video of the production, click here.

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The Rainbow Fish

Friday, March 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$7 •  60 minutes
Grades PK-2

Curriculum Connections: language arts, literature-based, storytelling

This beloved story by Marcus Pfister is retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. This tale introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired-- and resented-- by the entire underwater world, until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as The Rainabow Fish finds the courage to explore the great deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creates of all shapes, sizes, and colors who are eager to make his acquaintance.

Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

To view a short video of the production, click here.

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Pete the Cat 

Friday, April 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 30 SEATS LEFT
12:30 p.m.
$6  •  55 minutes
Grades PK-3

Curriculum Connections: language arts, literature-based, family relationships

When Pete gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners -- and boy are they square! The minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking... except for Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. Jimmy has lots of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

Based on the book series by Eric Litwin

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Presented by Theatreworks USA

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