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Communications Department
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9/3/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 09/03/2014
Subject :

Announcing the Palo Alto Children's Theatre 2014 - 2015 Season
Contact : Marieke Gaboury, Coordinator of Theatre Operations    650-463-4933
    marieke.gaboury@cityofpaloalto.org

    

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Announces The 2014/15 Season
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
A Year With Frog And Toad
Junie B. Jones, The Musical -Regional Premiere
Alice In Wonderland

Palo Alto, CA – Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Artistic Director Judge Luckey has announced the theatre’s lineup for 2014/15. The season includes four main stage productions, nine Playhouse productions and six Outreach productions performed at elementary schools.

Three-time recipient of the Palo Alto Weekly’s Best Place for Live Entertainment, the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre celebrates its 83rd season. With annual attendance of more than 39,000 audience members, the theatre continues its mission of engaging children through the power of the arts.

“With recognizable and well-loved works from children’s literature, we are thrilled to create a dynamic, engaging theatre experience for children of all ages,” said Luckey. “Our commitment to children extends from these productions to our Arts education classes and camps for children ages 3-18; Outreach Theatre productions serving children at all 12 public elementary schools; and our Dance in Schools Initiative serving 4,000 students enrolled in the Palo Alto Unified School District.”

THE 2014–2015 MAIN STAGE SEASON
Main Stage tickets go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 3!

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
, Nov. 6-16
Based on Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 
By Kevin Henkes | Adapted by Kevin Kling
Children will love the madcap antics of these beloved characters taken from three of Henkes' classic tales, Chester's Way, Julius - Baby of the World and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

A Year With Frog And Toad, Dec. 11-21
Theatre for Young Audiences
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale 
Music by Robert Reale | Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Based on Arnold Lobel's well­loved books, this whimsical show tells the story of two great friends.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical, Jan. 22-Feb. 8
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler | Music by Zina Goldrich | Based on the book series by Barbara Park
Awaken a young person's desire to read when you join us for this lively musical about Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade. This special production features local professional actors and additional student matinee performances.

Alice In Wonderland, May 14-24
By Charlotte Chorpenning | From Lewis Carroll
Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland where she meets all its famous residents. Join us for this beautifully adapted comedy for audiences of all ages.

PLAYHOUSE SEASON
Tickets are on sale now! Playhouse is an interactive theatrical experience specially designed for children ages 3 to 6. In collaboration with a professional teaching artist, high school teenagers bring beloved fairy tales to life on the Magic Castle Stage. Presented in an informal setting, these productions are a great introduction for young children to the imaginative and creative world of theatre.

Performances are approximately 45 minutes in length, Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, and Sundays at noon.

Sleeping Beauty, Sept. 13-14
Jack and the Beanstalk, Oct. 18-19
Puss n' Boots, Nov. 15-16
The Gingerbread Boy, Dec. 13-14
The Emperor's New Clothes, Jan. 17-18
Rumpelstiltskin, Feb. 21-22
Hansel & Gretel, March 21-22
Goldilocks AND The Three Bears, April 18-19
Cinderella, May 16-17

OUTREACH PRODUCTIONS
Schools with On-Site Children’s Theatre Outreach Productions in the 2014/15 School Year: Walter Hayes Elementary; Escondido Elementary; Addison Elementary; Palo Verde Elementary; Fairmeadow Elementary; Juana Briones Elementary.

 To purchase tickets or for more information on the Main Stage Season and other Palo Alto Children’s Theatre programs, visit
 www.cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre.
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