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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
November 17, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Grades K - 5

It’s Christmas Eve and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent. He puts his children to bed, believing there is little hope for a Merry Christmas. “Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter” and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget, complete with visits from the Sugar Plum Fairy, Reindeer, and Santa himself! See Clement Clark Moore’s poem brought to life on stage as only the Barter Players can. It’s pure Christmas magic. 

Written by Catherine Bush, Music by Dax Dupuy. The Barter Players Encore Company from the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia (Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance)
Approximate time: 55 minutes
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February 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Grades K - 5

Based in New Orleans, Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling, and evocative music scores that create an imaginative audiovisual experience. In Dino-Light a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the curious dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. A recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Dino-Light has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world.
Approximate time: 45 minutes
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Junie B. Jones
March 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Grades K - 5

Dear first-grade journal,
Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.) This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It's got loads of funny songs, and it's based on a bunch of books by this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade. Whew! I'm glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all.

Love, (but not the mushy kind) Junie B.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.
Approximate time: 60 minutes
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