TheatreworksUSA, the leading not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences, launches its 45th anniversary season with the one-hour musical revue If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Story Books, presented as Theatreworks' annual Free Summer Theatre Program for New York City youth. The program is directed and choreographed by Kevin Del Aguila (book writer of Altar Boyz).
The show is comprised of eight vignettes, based on popular children's books. Featured stories include:
* "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman, adapted by Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers)
* "Borreguita and the Coyote" by Verna Aardema, adapted by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Tony Award-winning songwriters of Avenue Q)
* "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff, adapted by Jeremy Desmon and Patrick Dwyer
* "Imogene's Antlers" by David Small, adapted by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
* "Martha Speaks" by Susan Meddaugh, adapted by Arthur Perlman and Jeffrey Lunden (Wings)
* "Master Man" by Aaron Shepard, adapted by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (Bomb-itty of Errors) and James-Allen Ford
* "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka, adapted by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women) and Daniel Messé
* "Owen" by Kevin Henkes, adapted by Faye Greenberg and David Evans
Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher Street at Bedford) on the day of the performance, one hour prior to curtain time. Individual reservations cannot be made in advance.
Preview Performances - July 16-20:
* Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m.
* Monday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Wednesday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.
* Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Regular Performances - July 21 - August 18:
* Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
* Mondays at 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
* Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
* Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
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