Tuition for Students (High School and below): $365
The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence, and overextended mom, Sheryl, can do little more than slap on a smile. But, when the youngest Hoover... energetic Olive, enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks that their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek, chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine."
From the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine.
Rated PG - for language.
CAPTAIN LOUIE JR.
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwarz
Book by Anthony Stein
Performances October 19 - 28
Rehearsals begin Sept. 10
Casting Ages 5 - 13
Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make new friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his imagination back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.
Based on the book, The Trip, by Ezra Jack-Keats and a score by grammy winning composer, Stephen Schwarz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell)
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Performances: Nov. 2 - 11
Casting Ages 13 & up
Tuition for Students: $365
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
MORNING SHOWS - FAMILY SERIES
POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
(Ages 15 - Adults)
Music by Greg Borowsky
Book by Douglas Lyon and Melvin Tunstall, III
Directed by Jill Blalock Lord
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.