MANHATTAN CHILDREN'S THEATRE 2006-2007 SEASON

Genre: Kids

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
Based on the book by Laura Joffe Numeroof
Adapted for the stage by Jody Davidson
September 30-November 12, 2006
(Suitable for ages 4 and up)

How can one tiny mouse make such a terrible mess? When a young boy is home alone for the afternoon, he is met by a seemingly harmless little creature...harmless that is, until he asks the boy if he would share a cookie with him. Giving that mouse one cookie sets off a chain of events the boy will never forget! This rollicking comedy will keep all ages giggling, and certainly weary of ever having a mouse as a pet!


A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Bruce Merrill
November 18-December 31, 2006
(Suitable for ages 5 and up)

Modern movement with both traditional and original music bring this well-known holiday tale to life. As the heartless miser Scrooge faces his future through the visits of four uninvited spirits, he awakens Christmas morning with a new heart. This family holiday tradition reminds us all to look within ourselves and renew our spirits of compassion and generosity.


Three Little Pigs
Book by Sarah Norris
Music & Lyrics by Kyle C. Norris
January 6-February 25, 2007
(Suitable for all ages!)

Pat, Patterson and Patty are piglets in every sense of the word, except that they are skinny rather than fat! That doesn't stop Bad, the big bad singing wolf, from still wanting to eat them though! Spend a day in the lives of these three piggies as they learn that their differences make them special, and how through working together they can overcome anything. This musical comedy will keep all ages in huffin' and puffin' hysterics!


Go, Dog. Go!
Based on the book by P.D. Eastman
Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz
March 3-April 8, 2007
(Suitable for all ages!)

Is that a DOG I see driving that Dodge? Dogs take on human characteristics in this circus-like adaptation of the popular children's picture book! Watch canines dance, swim, climb trees and even drive cars in this musical comedy good for all ages!


Miss Nelson has a Field Day!
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing
April 14-May 20, 2007
(Suitable for ages 4 and up!)

Miss Nelson's "alter ego", Viola Swamp, is back in full form and intends to
whip the Smedley School's 3rd grade football team into shape! With her strict rules and strategic discipline, the Tornados might just win a game this year after all. This musical adaptation will have the whole family rooting for the team!

About the Company: Manhattan Children's Theatre

Manhattan Children's Theatre is committed to producing affordable, high quality theatrical experiences for both children and families. It exists to ensure that the community has access to important works of Classic Literature and timely, poignant New Work, ultimately providing a live theatrical experience that encourages reading, critical thinking, curiosity of the world today and the world of tomorrow, as well as communication between children, their families and their educators.

MCT performances are made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The New York Mercantile Exchange Foundation, The JPMorgan Chase Regrant Fund, a project of A.R.T./New York, The Peter J. Sharp Foundation and by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, with support from the September 11th Fund and The Trump Soho partnership.

Open:   09/30/06
Close:   05/20/07

Schedule:
All Mainstage shows are performed on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm and 2pm
Theater:   Manhattan Children's Theatre
Address:   52 White Street
New York, NY 10013
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Cost:$15.00
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Company: Manhattan Children's Theatre         Official Web Site: www.mctny.org