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For audiences K-6 and their grown up friends!  Gretna Theatre's Kids Series introduces live theatre to kids, some for the very first time.  Our shows are often based on popular books to encourage literacy.  Transform your Saturday  with music, drama, dancing, and lots of laughs.  We’re sure these 1 hour shows will beat staying home and watching the same old Saturday morning cartoons

Performances are 11AM and tickets are $8

$5 for under 5

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Kids Series is sensory-friendly.  That means typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families who support them. Since shows are in the daytime, the theatre never goes dark or blackout and there aren't any startling or strobing lighting effects.  Seating is also completely open and not sold out, so if you need to move in the middle of the show that is ok!  You can get up and exit to walk around and break, or even stand in the back with parental supervision without any judgement or worry. 

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Our 2021 Kids Series

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Forgotten Friend -

                       Reptile Show

Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 11AM  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Join Jesse the Reptile Guy as you meet the real life reptiles that inspired some of your favorite animated story characters, including Ka the snake from Jungle Book, Frog & Toad, and even Bruni the salamander from Frozen II! Hiss, wiggle, and learn how these amazing creatures make up the world around us.  Jesse and the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary has been rescuing reptiles and educating audiences of all ages with his band of reptile friends with over 2,000 appearances. 

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The Three Little Pigs

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 11AM  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Music by George Stiles

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Broadway's Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, the musical, a "very curly musical tail" that is perfect for the whole family! When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help our piggies watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. This endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

Stiles & Drewe's The Three Little Pigs is prsented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performace materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com

 

The Three Little Pigs was presented at The National Alliance for Musial Theatre's Festival of New Musicals in 2013 | namt.org

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Llama Llama Red Pajama

Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Music, Book, & Lyrics by Austin Zumbro

Based on the book by Anna Dewdney

A brand new musical based on the beloved children's book character and animated Netflix series Llama Llama! It's been a big first day of school, and Llama's happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and goes downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn't she coming? It’s an all-out singing dancing llama drama!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

Based on the book by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar books have been dazzling readers around the globe for over six decades, and now you can experience Eric Carle’s timeless classics as a stage play right before your eyes.  The critically acclaimed The Very Hungary Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of over 75 large scale magical puppets. Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this production features three other Eric Carle short stories. The Very Hungry Caterpillar books have delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide, and the New York Times calls this colorful play “Bedazzling!” for families!

Our Kids Series is Sponsored By:

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Remmel Foundation, through he PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee
Anne & Philip Glatfelter III Family Foundation
Lebanon Kiwanis Foundation/Kiwanis Club of Lebanon
Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
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