Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham.

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. Young audiences will identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen.

When: October 20, 2017 & April 20, 2018
Where: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St.
Price: $5/Student Ticket, $4/Title 1 Student Ticket
Grade: K – 6 Time: 10am
Length: 1 hour
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Peter Pan

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Music by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne
A musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie

The boy who won’t grow up is flying back to the Memphis stage! Wendy, John, and Michael Darling’s world is turned upside down when Peter Pan swoops into their nursery. He leads them to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Featuring classic songs such as “I Gotta Crow,” “Neverland,” and “I’m Flying,” Peter Pan promises to touch, inspire, dazzle, and charm all generations.

When: November 14, 2017 – December 15, 2017 (Tues-Fridays)
Where: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St.
Price: $8/Student Ticket, $7/Title 1 Student Ticket
Grade: K-6
Time: 10am
Length: 2 hours

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Junie B. Jones, The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich, Based on the Book Series by Barbara Park

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

When: November 21, 2017 – December 15, 2017 (Tues-Fridays)
Where: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper
Price: $5 Student Ticket/ $4 Title 1 Student Ticket
Grade: K – 6
Time: 10:30am (Nov 21-Dec 8 & 15) 9:15am & 11:00am (Dec 12-14)
Length: 1 hour

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James and the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Based on the book, “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches him on a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family to survive the adventure of a lifetime.

When: March 20, 2018 – April 6, 2018(Tues-Fridays)

Where: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper St.

Price: $5/Student Ticket, $4/Title 1 Student Ticket

Grade: K – 6

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The Frog Prince

Adaptation by Catherine Gray

Actor and playwright, Catherine Gray, has created a charming play based on a well-known children’s story. When the princess loses her golden ball down the well, only a little frog can help her. But when the frog asks for a kiss in return the princess goes to greater lengths to avoid him. The result is a fun and funny look at what happens when we get what we think we want. This hilarious take on the classic tale not only pokes fun at our human foibles but at the very nature of the fairy tale as well.

When: February 16, 2018
Where: The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
Price: $5/Student Ticket; $4/Title 1 Student Ticket
Grade: k – 6
Time: 10am

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