Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

April 25-26 & May 1-3. 2020 | April 28-May 1 & May 4, 2020

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

April 25-26 & May 1-3. 2020

Saturday, April 25 at 2 PM*
Sunday, April 26 at 2 PM
Sunday, April 26 at 5 PM
Friday, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2 at 2 PM
Saturday, May 2 5 PM
Sunday, May 3 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

April 28-May 1 & May 4, 2020

Tuesday, April 28 at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, April 28 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, April 29 at 9:45 AM
Wednesday, April 29 at 12:15 PM^
Thursday, April 30 at 9:45 AM
Thursday, April 30 at 12:15 PM
Friday, May 1 at 9:45 AM
Friday, May 1 at 12:15 PM
Monday, May 4 at 9:45 AM
Monday, May 4 at 1 PM*

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† Show is sold out.
^ Exclusive “sensory-friendly” performance.

Description

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Broadway’s biggest little hero, Matilda, is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the eye of her sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey, but also the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves to think of clever ways to punish children. Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other and together they dare to take a stand against Miss Trunchbull to change their destiny.

Credits

Book by Dennis Kelly. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Directed by Nate Bertone

Thematic Connections

Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Improvisation, Kindness, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Annie JR.

Feb 29-March 1 & March 6-8, 2020 | March 3-6 & 9, 2020

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

Feb 29-March 1 & March 6-8, 2020

Saturday, February 29 at 2 PM*
Sunday, March 1 at 2 PM
Sunday, March 1 at 5 PM
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 7 at 2 PM
Saturday, March 7 at 5 PM
Sunday, March 8 at 11 AM^
Sunday, March 8 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

March 3-6 & 9, 2020

Tuesday, March 3 at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, March 3 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 4 at 9:45 AM
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 PM
Thursday, March 5 at 9:45 AM
Thursday, March 5 at 12:15 PM
Friday, March 6 at 9:45 AM
Friday, March 6 at 12:15 PM
Monday, March 9 at 9:45 AM
Monday, March 9 at 1 PM*

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Description

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Leapin’ Lizards! Kick off Leap Year with us! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

Credits

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Icarus Productions.
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® By permission of The Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Directed and choreographed by Eric Byrd

Thematic Connections

Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Kindness, Music, Performance, Possibilities, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

CASPER The Friendly Musical

October 12-13 & 18-20, 2019 | October 15-18 & 21, 2019

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 12-13 & 18-20, 2019

Saturday, Oct 12 at 2 PM*
Sunday, Oct 13 at 2 PM
Sunday, Oct 13 5 PM
Friday, Oct 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 19 at 2 PM
Saturday, Oct 19 5 PM
Sunday, Oct 20 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

October 15-18 & 21, 2019

Tuesday, Oct 15 at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, Oct 15 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 9:45 AM
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 12:15 PM^
Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:45 AM
Thursday, Oct 17 at 12:15 PM
Friday, Oct 18 at 9:45 AM
Friday, Oct 18 at 12:15 PM
Monday, Oct 21 at 9:45 AM
Monday, Oct 21 at 1 PM*

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Description

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TCT takes Casper center stage in this world-premiere musical adaptation for young audiences! Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live a rather uneventful existence in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm, Magdalena, their former maid, re-enters their (after)lives! Now a celebrity TV Host, she is looking for the deed to the mansion… not because she wants the house, but because she believes there's a message on the back that will lead her to a “great treasure”. As competition reality TV is all the rage, she hosts a live treasure hunt in the mansion on Halloween. One lucky young contestant could win $1 million if they find the deed! It is up to young Casper and his new friends, the contestants, to save the mansion from Magdalena, and discover the greatest treasure of all.

Credits

Book and lyrics by Stephen Cole.
Music by Matthew Ward.
Adapted by TCT and Roderick Justice.
By special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group.
Directed by Roderick Justice
Choreographed by Eric Byrd

Thematic Connections

Ancestry, Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Kindness, Music, Possibilities, Self-Esteem, Sharing, Strength of Character, Teamwork

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 7-8 & 13-15, 2019 | December 10-13 & 16, 2019

Public Performances at the Taft Theatre

December 7-8 & 13-15, 2019

Saturday, Dec 7 at 2 PM*
Sunday, Dec 8 at 2 PM
Sunday, Dec 8 at 5 PM
Friday, Dec 13 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 14 at 2 PM
Saturday, Dec 14 5 PM
Sunday, Dec 15 at 2 PM

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School Performances at the Taft Theatre

December 10-13 & 16, 2019

Tuesday, Dec 10 at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, Dec 10 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, Dec 11 at 9:45 AM
Wednesday, Dec 11 at 12:15 PM
Thursday, Dec 12 at 9:45 AM
Thursday, Dec 12 at 12:15 PM
Friday, Dec 13 at 9:45 AM
Friday, Dec 13 at 12:15 PM
Monday, Dec 16 at 9:45 AM
Monday, Dec 16 at 1 PM*

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Description

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Back by popular demand, bring your family and celebrate the season with our live rendition of your favorite holiday TV special! Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays get you down. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to remind us about what’s most important during the Yuletide season. 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the animated TV special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the CBS program debuted on December 9, 1965.  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. www.tamswitmark.com

Credits

By Charles M. Schulz.
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson.
Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer.
By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. www.tamswitmark.com
Directed and Choreographed by Roderick Justice

Thematic Connections

Celebrations, Courage, Exploring Differences in Others, Holiday Giving, Imagination, Literature, Music, Possibilities, Social Skills, Strength of Character

Grades

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8