Introducing Theatre in Early Childhood

Interact with the play and become part of the production! Our Play and Play Series engages young audiences in a dynamic way.

All performances are held at The Long Center’s AT&T Education Room on the ground floor.  All patrons are asked to bypass The Long Center box office, come directly into the lobby, and check in at the table located in front of the AT&T Education Room.

November 9, 2017 to November 18, 2017

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to story time at the library, of course! The children like the chicken, the chicken likes the children, and everyone loves story time. So it’s no surprise that more children (and more chickens!) get in on the fun until there are more kids and critters than the librarian knows what to do with. Luckily, she comes up with a creative solution and manages to find little R & R for herself. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Sandy Asher, based upon her award-winning book

January 18, 2018 to January 27, 2018

Dog is tired of his current job, being Dog. He decides to try out many popular professions. What would it be like to be a fireman? Or maybe a policeman? Being a Doctor might be fun, too! But then who would be the family dog? This new participation drama by Bethany Lynn Corey asks Pollyanna’s youngest audience members to play along with Dog as he learns all about the helpers found in his neighborhood. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Bethany Lynn Corey

March 22, 2018 to March 31, 2018

Learning to practice patience is hard, trying to explain it to a younger sister is even harder! Through songs, games, and storytelling, Wendy and Harry will plant a new garden and discover when it's best to Hurry Up and when it's best to Wait! This play is by Kathleen Fletcher and is approximately 35-40 in length. Intended for children ages 2-4. By Kathleen Fletcher

July 12, 2018 to July 21, 2018

Everyone seems to be zooming around on wheels! Some wheels roll fast and others slow, but they all seem to take us from one end of town to the other. All Aboard is a play for very young children that brings the world of transportation to life through colorful characters, sound, and motion. This play is by Bethany Lynn Corey and is approximately 35 – 40 minutes in length. Intended for children ages 18 months – 4 years.