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Show History

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. - June 2016

images.jpeg     Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

 

     When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

 

http://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-james-and-the-giant-peach-jr 

Peter Pan, Jr. - June 2015

PeterPanJR_4C.pngBased on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another.

 

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!  It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.

 

http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-peter-pan-jr

Xanadu, Jr. - June 2014

This TONY Award-nominated hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and has been adapted for the MTI Broadway Junior Coll

ection. Based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu JR. is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000404

The Little Mermaid, Jr. - June 2013

logo_200x200_000378.gifJourney “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

 

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000378

Annie Jr. - June 2012

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Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. 

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. 

With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000170

INTO THE WOODS, JR. - June 2011

into-the-woods-jr-logo.jpgThe Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheimand Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale where all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch—meet and interact on their journeys. INTO THE WOODS JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.

 

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000189

A THOUSAND CRANES - December 2010

 

1281197158196_w185.jpgA Thousand Cranes

by Kathryn Schultz Miller                                                                                                                   

 

     A Thousand Cranes is the true and poignant story of Sadako Sasaki and her quest to fold a thousand paper cranes.  Sadako was only two years old when the Hiroshima bomb fell and seemed to be unharmed, but at twelve she was diagnosed with "radiation sickness" an aftermath of the bomb's effects. With boundless optimism, she takes an old story to heart:
"If a sick person folds a thousand paper origami cranes the gods will grant her wish and make her well again. She begins to fold her thousand cranes."

 

http://www.childrenstheatreplays.com/atc.htm

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JUNIOR - JUNE 3-4, 2010

 

1254081796079_w235.jpgBased on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST includes all of the wonderful songs from the film, written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, (the team responsible for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), plus new songs written especially for the Broadway version by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice (ALADDIN, AIDA). 


Your audiences will be transported to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his and the “tale as old as time” begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences.

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000340

The Red Kangaroo - December 2009

1254081795773_w185.jpg1254081795785_w185.jpg    The Red Kangaroo, by Australian playwright Wayne Tunks. This show was put together specifically for the Coyote Creek Drama Club!

 

  The author, Wayne Tunks, has grown a reputation as one of Australia's top theatre writers.  He is also a critically acclaimed actor and director.  Mr. Tunks is also a professional M.C. Currently, he is the morning announcer on Australia's Vintage 87.6FM.  Wayne also works as a drama teacher and a director of student productions.

ALADDIN, JR - MAY 27 - 28, 2009

 

logo_aladdinjr.gif   Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me” will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000271

SCENES AND MONOLOGUES - DECEMBER 2008

drama1.jpgA collection of Scenes and Monologues from various sources. 

SEUSSICAL, JR. - MAY 2008

logo_SeussicalJR_200x200.gif  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and all of the Whos of Whoville! The score emerges as a Seussian Gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and RB to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and you’re imagination run wild for “Oh, the thinks you can think, When you think about Seuss!”

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000296

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH - DECEMBER 2007

 

photo-PhantomTollbooth-1b.jpgHere are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses. When he must return home, Milo's sorry to leave his friends-- but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same.

http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/4329

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR, - MAY 2007

 

island_big.gif     This is the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a young man from a wealthy family. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

     Told in a presentational style reminiscent of story theatre, it is equally effective regardless of its cast size and features minimal - though colorful - sets and costumes that capture the imagination of the audience. Creative dance or movement-driven staging is also part of the show's style, calling upon performers to portray trees, wild animals and even a fierce rainstorm.

     With its touching story and catchy pop and Caribbean flavored score by songwriters of the film Anastasia and the Broadway smash Ragtime, Once On This Island Junior is a multi-cultural feast for the heart, mind, and soul. 

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000206

 

GOLDILOCKS ON TRIAL - December 2006

 

GoldilocksGraphic1.jpgGoldilocks is on trial for breaking and entering. Will she be found guilty and sent to prison, or will the truth come out? It's up to Judge Wallabee and some very silly jurors to decide, after hearing testimony from Goldee, the bickering Three Bears, and surprise witness Merwin the Big Bad Wolf, among others...

 

http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=258

HONK! JR. - June 2006

 

honk_lg.gifHonk! Junior is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, "The Ugly Duckling" and features a Joseph... Dreamcoat-like score that kids everywhere will enjoy. 

 

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000233

AESOP'S HOP - December 2005

 

2218.jpgWelcome to the mythical Forest of Fables, home of the Tortoise and the Hare, the Ants and the Grasshopper, the Lion and the Mice, and many other colorful creatures. This realm is also the home of Aesop, the friendly storyteller from Ancient Greece. The animals and two immortal Muses prepare for Aesop's surprise 98th birthday party, until they realize that they have no music for their upcoming celebration. The problem is solved when a nervous Donkey, a vain Cat, a hopeful Rooster, and a dim-witted Dog join forces and ensure that old Aesop gets the party of a century! Along the way, many other adventures occur as a multitude of Aesop fables collide with one another.

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1034

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR. - JUNE 1-2, 2005

 

schoolhouse.gifTom, a school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his rec room and proceed to show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs that cover a variety of subjects: math, science, history and grammar.

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000190

WE'RE OFF TO SAVE THE WIZARD - JANUARY 26, 2005

 

8116.jpg  In this adaptation of Frank L. Baum's book, "Tik Tok of Oz," the Queen begs her old friend Dorothy to take the mechanical man, Tik Tok, and rescue the Wizard of Oz who has been kidnapped! The journey will be long and perilous, but Dorothy will do anything to save her old friend. Along the way, Dorothy and Tik Tok meet other colorful characters, all of whom decide to find the Wizard in the hope that he might be able to solve each of their problems. But even after the kidnapper, Ruggedo, is defeated, the fearful group must enter the Metal Forest to find the Wizard, and hope there's enough magic left to make everything right again. Plenty of adventures and endearingcharacters make this a favorite.

 

http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1546

TALES FROM FIVE CONTINENTS - JUNE 4, 2004

 

8048.jpg    Take your young audience on a journey around the globe discovering other cultures. From Africa we have the tale of why the Sun and Moon live in the sky. From the Pacific Northwestern Native Americans is the story of the ocean and its tides. From South America we learn how the beetle got its beautiful coat, while from Asia is the tale of why toads croak before a rain storm. The play ends with an Aesop fable from Europe that tells why the bat flies alone and at night. Weaving it all together is a Cherokee fable that explains the bringing of stories into the world. The tales are humorous, touching and explore the richness of                                                    other cultures.

 http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=1497 

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