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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

An enchanting tale based on C.S. Lewis' adventure story: four children in war-torn England accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. Narnia's ruler, the cold-hearted White Witch, makes winter last all year. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat the witch, restore sunshine and peace to the spell-bound land and return the great lion Aslan to his throne.

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Skippyjon Jones Snow What

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Alice in Wonderland

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Rich with symbolism, Alice's surreal adventures in Wonderland impart lessons about growing up. Meet the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the wise caterpillar and the White Rabbit, a host who doesn't even seem to know what time it is. Mayhem, tea parties and impossibly small cakes abound before Alice finds her way home.

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The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Seven books in 60 minutes? Of course! Have a rollicking great time with the latest musical revue from Theatreworks USA. Guaranteed to send your students to the media center to check out these titles:

  • "THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON" Follow Hubie's imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.
  • "DOGZILLA" During the First Annual Barbecue Cook-Off, the dreaded Dogzilla awakens and the residents of Mousopolis must run for their lives. Can they get rid of that stinky dog before it's too late and Mousopolis is destroyed?
  • "GRUMPY BIRD" Bird woke up one morning feeling too grumpy to fly or play. A succession of happy- go-lucky animals help Bird turn his day around as a walk turns into an impromptu game of follow-the-leader.
  • "I WANT MY HAT BACK" Bear's hat is gone and he wants it back! No one seems to know where it is. When the Deer comes by and asks a simple question, the Bear's memory suddenly returns and he renews his search with a vengeance.
  • "LILY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE" Lily loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger- until he takes away her musical purse. Lily's fury leads to revenge, then to remorse as she sets out to make amends.
  • "LOVE SPLAT (SPLAT THE CAT)" Splat has a special valentine for his classmate Kitten, but she doesn't seem to like him at all. Will Splat's heartfelt valentine win Kitten's paw in the end?
  • "THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT" An Ant community narrowly focused on work and possessions learns from the music of little Grasshopper that feeding the belly and feeding the soul both have value. Based a fable by Aesop.

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Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

One of the world's greatest storytellers weaves together an unforgettable collection of animal tales, including how the camel got its hump, how the leopard got its spots, how the alphabet was made and how even a butterfly stamping his leg can change a man's life. A timeless classic brought to the stage by ECU Storybook Theatre.

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Family Fare presents quality theatrical programming for children. Performances are held in Wright Auditorium on Friday nights at 7:00 pm. Events last about an hour and are suitable for individuals with an appropriate attention span. Many children are ready for live theatre as young as age five. 

All dates, times and titles are subject to change, but likely won't.

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