Stories to Stage

Classic Children’s Books Brought to Life Onstage! (Pre-K to Grade 3)

Choose from two story options:

    • Relive the timeless story of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are as this contemporary version shows “Maxine” arguing with her mother about her messy room then sailing off to dance with wild things to create a “rumpus” through improvisational dance.  Students’ are delighted with the story told by the dancers on stage. The experience includes props, instruments, and colorful costumes that fill the senses and stimulate the imagination!
    • Ezra Jack Keats’ book, The Snowy Day, encourages young students to create in their minds the magic of snow through actions of the characters, the setting/props, and movement. Dance with Peter by making a snowstorm with white chiffon fabric, build a snowman, and throw gigantic snowballs.  Students discover expressive movement through the characters, emotions, and narrative. *New performance Summer 2017

Pre-K to Grade 3


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