Now you can afford to take the entire family to see the extraordinary Children’s Theater Series at PlayhouseSquare. Tickets for all four shows are only $10 per seat when purchased as a series. This is a wonderful way for parents and grandparents to give children an introduction to live theater and to encourage a love for the arts that will carry well into their adulthood.
Season ticket packages can be purchased by going on line at playhousesquare.org/childrenstheater or by calling the PlayhouseSquare Ticke Office at (216) 664-6044. The four-show Children’s Theater Series season ticket package is $40 per seat. All performances will be at the Ohio Theatre.
As an extra bonus, families that purchase the season ticket packages may choose to participate in various workshops that are held on the same days as the performances. Led by professional teaching artists, the classes engage the children in song, dance, creating performances, composing music and much more. Admission to each workshop is $5 per child.
The 2013-14 Children’s Theater Series:
Me and My Shadow
Patch Theatre Company
Saturday, November 2, 2013
What’s more fun than playing with your shadow? They are magical and mysterious and with training can do amazing things, but beinjg a friend with your shadow can be tricky. You must learn the care and feeding of your shadow, how to negotiate with it, problem solving to be explored and frustrations to work out. In the end much adventure and laughter will be had by all.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Back again for a repeat performance, the hungry little caterpillar is back with his assortment of puppet characters. The show is three stories for the price of one including: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, “Little Cloud” and “Mixed-Up Chameleon. The engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and the General Mills Foundation.
CORBIAN Visual arts and Dance in collaboration with Lightwire Theater
Saturday, February 8, 2014
You will remember them for their dazzling performance up to the semi-final round of America’s Got Talent. Lightwire Theater presents DiNO-Light (created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance). Electroluminescent creatures light up the dark stage in a blend of dance, technology, puppetry and story telling.
Tout à Trac
Saturday, May 10, 2014
It is the story we all grew up with of a puppet who wished he could be a real live boy. Pinocchio begins life as a talking piece of wood carved by Gepetto. His rebellious careless nature takes him on a variety of adventures including facing Mangiafuoco (the terrible puppet master), dealing with the meaness of Mr. Fox and the Cat, his escape from Toyland and the dramatic rescue of Gepetto from the belly of a giant fish
Pinocchio is a production of Tout a Tràc in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center based on Carlo Collodi’s classic written and directed by Hugo Bélanger and translated by Bobby Theodore.
The Children’s Theater Series is made possible in part by the Children’s Theatre Endowment established by the Junior League of Cleveland, support from the Ohio Arts Council and is generously supported by the public through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
PlayhouseSquare understands its vital role as an educator in our community, and is committed to providing arts learning opportunities of the highest quality to enrich the lives of students, families, teachers and adults.
PlayhouseSquare is a world-class, not-for-profit performing arts center, arts education champion and downtown developer.
PlayhouseSquare receives public support with local tax dollars from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to preserve and enrich our region’s artistic and cultural heritage, and state tax dollars from the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.