Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia
Book by Mary Hall Surface/Conceived by Gayle Cornelison In this fast paced show, we meet Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Audiences will enjoy this portrayal of his determination, despite seemingly insurmountable racism. The story is driven by Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers who dared to sign Robinson, as he guides Robinson while believing in him and his talent. Many characters move in and out of the story that both support Robinson, and attempt to keep him down. Robinson’s use of nonviolence and unquestionable talent challenged the rules of segregation, and therefore impacted American life. This show fits in perfectly with lessons in: BULLYING, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, HEROES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, INVESTIGATING PERSONAL STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION, FACING INJUSTICES.
Goldilocks on the Path March & May 2020 Book by Carole Graham Lehan Music & Lyrics by Christopher Youstra An original TAP production An original Theatrical Arts Production that combines the stories of Goldilocks, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and Red Cape (Red Riding Hood). Goldilocks, our villain, entices our characters to follow [...]
The Diary of Anne Frank March 31 - May 2020 Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Based on the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Edited by Otto Frank Back when this play had its time on Broadway, it received unanimous acclaim from all the top New York [...]