It’s the last Wednesday of the month, and Lady and Sir, the Starborn Revue theatre cats, have been prowling around, when I thought they were backstage here at the Revue, to find some great children’s theatres that have productions happening in November. One of the people who commented on last month’s post said it well — the cats really have a paw on the pulse of the theatre scene! (From the look of this picture, they also have a paw on what’s happening in the Paint Shop.)
We’re going to start in Canada this time, in London, Ontario, at the Original Kids Theatre Company that I posted about a couple of weeks ago. They have four (yes FOUR!) productions coming up in November! Different groups of kids will be performing. Some kids get to strut their comedy stuff in Crazy Town from November 7th to 9th; little kids will particularly enjoy Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids from November 13th to 16th; the young triple-threats (singing, acting and dancing) will rock the stage with Bye Bye Birdie Young Performer’s Edition from November 20th to 23rd; and the senior female actors, dancers, and singers will bring back an Original Kids favorite, Shout! The Mod Musical from November 27th to 30th. Audiences in London, Ontario have many treats awaiting them!
The New Britain Youth Theater in New Britain, Connecticut, has programs for kids in various age groups, Little Kids on Stage for ages 6 to 9, Kids on Stage for slightly older kids, and the Teen Company for teens. They make sure everyone has a chance. As their website says, “In Little Kids on Stage! productions, young actors are given the opportunity to perform in roles they might not receive when working with older cast members. They also learn the basics of performing on stage in front of an audience, learn to work together as a cast, and gain other benefits—such as self-confidence, self-esteem, and increased focus—of the performing arts.” From November 14th to 16th, kids aged 6 to 9 get up on stage to present Rumpelstiltskin.
Remember that there’s a WHAT’S ON map page here at The Starborn Revue. On the page, there’s a big world map where I put pins to indicate the theatres we’re visiting virtually that month. Below the large map are smaller maps showing exactly where each theatre is located, and a little information about that month’s theatre production(s).
Just click this link. Be sure to scroll down so you don’t miss anything! The maps that are added each month will remain there — if you happen to be near one of the places, you can always check back to see what’s on.
If there’s a kids’ theatre event or concert coming up in your area, let me know so that I can feature it on the next edition of WHAT’S ON!