By Nikki Rowell
Sales Marketing Manager
Though the Playhouse is busy preparing for the final production of the 2014 Season, we are also gearing up to continue the 2014/2015 Family Festivities Series.
These fun Sunday performances will open with Lilly’s Plastic Purse on November 16th.
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher Mr. Slinger. But when he confiscates her prized possession, a purple plastic purse that plays music, joy turns to misery, testing Lilly’s resolve.
Following that performance, the holiday favorite Frosty will take place on December 14th.
Frosty is about a young orphan named Billy who discovers magic in a stolen hat when he places it on a snowman’s head and that snowman comes to life.
Also in the Winter, on January 18th, will be Stella, Queen of Snow.
This story tells of two children as they spend the day playing in the snow, discovering the winter together.
Next up will be the popular story and favorite book series, The Lightning Thief, on February 8th.
Mythological monster and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.
On March 1st, Dog Loves Books will join the line-up.
This story is about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books and decides to open his own bookstore.
And lastly, on March 29th, the loveable little monkey, Curious George, will round out the season.
On All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day, George always helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook meatballs,
and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished!
As is tradition, all of the Family Festivities offerings tie into a children’s book or piece of literature. And continuing with the literature theme, the Playhouse will also have donation bins for new or gently used books to be donated to Read to Grow, an organization in Bridgeport that provides books to children around the state.