Theater for Young Audiences announces 2018–19 season

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information provided by Theatre at the Center

MUNSTER, Ind. (September 1, 2018) – Theatre at the Center’s 2018-19 Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) season of live theater for school groups and families includes a continuation of classic stories as they leap “from the page to the stage” to both educate and entertain audiences.

The season kicks off with the classic tale Sleeping Beauty, October 4-8, produced by Chicago Kids Company. Attending groups can enter a coloring contest for a chance to win tickets to the upcoming production of The Holiday Shop. The show is recommended for pre-school through 5th grade.

The Holiday Shop (December 5–14) is an original musical about a young child who finds a magic snow globe that can bring to life toys from around the world, all sharing rich traditions. Produced by Charles Misovye and Associates, attending groups can enter a “create your own Christmas card” contest for a chance to win a Family-4 Pass to Zao Island. The show is recommended for pre-school through 5th grade.

The new year launches with Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad—January 22-26 in 2019. Produced by Virginia Rep on Tour, this stirring drama is a tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of slaves with courage to change the world. A new public performance has been added at 11:00am on Saturday, January 26. Groups who attend a performance can enter an essay contest for a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 Youth Savings Account from People’s Bank in Munster. The show is recommended for grades 4 through 12.

The season concludes with Little Red Riding Hood (April 8-14, 2019)—the classic adventures of the colorful little heroine, Grandma, and a hungry wolf. The show is produced by Charles Misovye and Associates, and attending groups can enter a coloring contest for a chance to win tickets to Wolf Park. The show is recommended for The show is recommended for pre-school through 5th grade.

The end of the TYA season is always celebrated with The Prince and Princess Party on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00am–noon. Children will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite Prince and Princess. Guests can enjoy activities, food, and fun, including a buffet lunch of chicken tenders, fries, a juice box, and a chocolate sundae for $12 per person. Tickets for that Saturday’s performance of Little Red Riding Hood are available for an additional cost.

School performances

TYA School performances are weekdays at 9:30am and 11:15am, with additional performances of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad January 25 and 26 at 1:00pm. Activity Guides and contest rules for all productions are found at www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com on the Theatre for Young Audiences page. Public performances are Saturdays at 10:00am and noon, with additional performances of Little Red Riding Hood on Sunday, April 14 at 10:00am and noon.

Pricing information

All TYA public performance prices are $8 per student and $10 for adults. School group prices are $6.50 per student and $8.00 per adult.Groups of 100 or more students are only $5.50 per student and $8.00 per adult. One complimentary ticket is issued for every 25 paid students. Everyone attending a school performance must have a reservation.

Guests can enjoy lunch at 12:15pm in the dining venue on select dates for Sleeping Beauty and The Holiday Shop. The menu consists of an all-beef hot dog, potato chips, fruit rollups, cookies, and an orange drink for an additional $6 per person. Reservations are required.

All performances are at Theatre at the Center, located in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana. Call Charlie for reservations: 219-836-3258. Tickets for public performances are available at the Box Office: 219-836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.