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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 $10
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.
Our 2022 Kids Series
Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Based on the book "Pinkilicioius" by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann
Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. Alas, Pinkalicious needs a way out of her pink predicament, and joined by her family they find unity and appreciation in the quirks that define us all.
PINKALICIOUS the Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com
Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Bubble rainbows with people inside. Audience members making volcano bubbles! Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles? See the newest, funniest, zany spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records-holding, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!
Jeff Boyer is an internationally acclaimed pioneer of highly interactive community based bubble performance. A variety artist with over 25 years of entertainment experience, specializing in inclusion and diversity performance he seamlessly engages audiences beyond language, cultural, age, and ability barriers.
Elephant & Piggies' "We Are in A Play!"
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the hit books by Mo Willems, An elephant named Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Gerald is always worried about their friendship, but Piggie is not worried at all. But when they are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, who LOVE to have fun, their friendship is put to the test in this funny, Heartwarming musical.
ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S "WE ARE IN A PLAY"
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
Go, Dog. Go!
Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman
Adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
Music by Michael Koerner
Arrangement and Production Tracks by Rob Witmer
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.