2019 -2020 Young Audience Series
Performances at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees
Please check box office for specific performance dates and times
SLEEPY HOLLOW October 5 – 26, 2019
Adapted by L. ROBERT WESTEEN from the story by WASHINGTON IRVING
It’s the day before All Hallows Eve and the inhabitants of the Knickerbocker household have gathered together to hear the annual telling of the story of the ill-fated Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. This exciting and inventive adaptation has some tricks, and is a treat for all ages. **This production contains a few moments that might be frightening for very young children.
A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL December 7 – 21, 2019
By Peter Bloedel
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices, and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred, to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with, if he ever had his way with the story.
THE LITTLE MERMAID January 25 – February 15, 2020
Adapted by LINDA DAUGHERTY
Based on the beloved tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the story of the little mermaid, Pearl, is brought to life for the stage in this coming of age tale of family, friendship, sacrifice, and finding true love. Will Pearl risk all that she holds dear for a chance at love with the prince whom she adores? This adaptation has been a Company OnStage audience favorite for decades.
PINOCCHIO COMMEDIA March 14 – Apr. 4, 2020
Adapted by JOHNNY SIMONS
The charming tale of the wooden puppet Pinocchio, who dreams of becoming a real boy, is brought to life in true Italian, commedia dell’arte fashion. Our story begins with a troupe of strolling commedia players exploding into the theatre with their noisy props and crude scenery; Arlecchino, Pantalone, Razullo, Beltrama, Pulcinella, Pedrolina, and Columbina. All the familiar characters of Carlo Collodi’s story are portrayed in flamboyant and colorful fashion providing entertainment for adults as well as children.
EXCALIBUR May 2 – 23, 2020
By MICHELE L. VACCA
The grandeur of ancient British and Welsh legend and lore brought to life through the eyes of the fabled master of Wizardry and Wit, the Magical and Mysterious Merlin the Enchanter, who re-creates the exciting and dramatic story of how young Arthur came to be one of the most celebrated Kings of legend.
TREASURE ISLAND June 20 – July 12, 2020
Adapted by TOBY HULSE
The story of Long John Silver and his pirate crew spill from the spirited imagination of a young girl. Emily dreams of being a pirate, although wanting to be a businesswoman would be more sensible. Her dream comes to life in this version of Stevenson’s classic tale, where she is Jim Hawkins in the story of wicked pirates, good old English pluck and buried treasure.