Running on Kid Power!
This is a season of plays that has kids, dogs, bears and other lovable creatures taking charge of their own adventures, sorting out their own problems and deciding their own destinies! Subscriptions for Pumpkin Theatre's 48th Season go on sale this Monday, May 11. See details about subscriptions and tickets below the production schedule.
Go, Dog. Go!
Adapted by Allison Gregory & Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
Music composed by Michael Koerner
"Do You Like My Hat?" lyrics by Michael Koerner
Produced by arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
WHEN: October 17, 18, 24 & 25
This classic children's book comes to life on stage! Watch this group of highly motivated dogs as they drive their cars to various locations in their pursuit of work and play! They snorkle. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees! This rollicking free-for-all of a musical is sure to entertain kids of all ages.
By Derek Cooper (Pumpkin Company Member!)
WHEN: November 28, 29, December 5 & 6
Adapted from a Lenape Native American legend, this musical tells the story of a traveling troupe of songbirds who arrive to entertain a colorful, animal community. Though their lead singer, Rainbow Crow, is passionate about her talents, the other animals become distracted by the world's first appearance of snow. It's all fun and games until the snow begins to engulf everything! Follow Rainbow Crow on her journey to meet a powerful and quirky spirit known as the Creative Thinker and discover a solution to save her friends.
3rd Annual Kids for Kids Production
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall & George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Tom Yohe, George Newall, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry & Lynn Ahrens
Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
WHEN: January 30, 31, February 6 & 7, 2016
Pumpkin's Kids for Kids slot is the only production each year where children perform for our mainstage audiences! Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr follows a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax, watching TV, characters representing different facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.
Winnie the PoohFrom the stories of A.A. Milne
Dramatized by Le Chanché Du Rand
Music by Allan J. Friedman
Lyrics by A.A. Milne & Kristen Sergel - Additional Lyrics by Le Chanché Du Rand
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL
WHEN: April 9, 10, 16 & 17
Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of Very Little Brain, is singing happily that "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the "terrible" trouble begins. Kanga comes to the forest with soap for baths and spoonsful of Strengthening Medicine! Something must be done!
Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Children's Western With Music
By Jason Tinney
Music and Lyrics by Holly Morse-Ellington & Jason Tinney
WHEN: April 30, May 1, 7 & 8
Caroline "Buttons" McGee has a chip on her shoulder and eyes on a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada. Armed only with a sling shot, she runs away from her orphanage in Baltimore and sets out for the Wild West. Along her journey, Buttons finds an unlikely ally in Tom "Smudge-Nose" Parker, a gruff old prospector and his horse, Sally. Standing in the way of their treasure is Santiago, a rascally coyote who has his own interests in the secrets buried within the mines. Set in the 1870s, Girl With Diamonds In Her Eyes is a heart-warming story filled with humor and music that reminds us that love, friendship, and family are worth more than all the riches in the world.
TICKETS: Our regular subscription prices are as follows:
- 5 shows for $66
- 4 shows for $54
- 3 shows for $42
For more information go to our web site, www.pumpkintheatre.org, or call the box office at 410.902.1814.
Tickets go on sale Monday May 11th. To purchase go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814.