2020 -2021 Season

Previous online productions

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The Grouchy Gardener

 

In Spring, when Grouchy Gardener starts grumbling, her seeds sneak away to find another garden. And then, OH NO! They wind up in scary places where they can’t grow! Will they ever find the sunshine, rain, and dirt they need?

 

Bird, bee, and butterfly friends bring the life cycle into living color in this brand new show that’s sure to please children in Pre-K and Kindergarten. It’s also ideal for fun-yet-totally-safe virtual birthday parties! 

  • Recommended for ages 3 – 6

  • Movement and participation-based story drama

  • Presented live on Zoom – 45 Minutes

 

Saturdays April 3 to May 1 at 10 a.m.

The Missing Dinosaur Adventure

Baby Dinosaur is missing! Can you help get her back? In this virtual adventure, the Magical Storyteller guides your character on a wild search through prehistoric lands. Feel free to dress up as your favorite dinosaur (or any other character) so you can join in the fun!
 

This movement and participation-based story drama is recommended for ages 3 – 6.

 

Presented live on Zoom – 45 Minutes

Upcoming Saturday performances:
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 2 p.m.
March 6 and 13 at 10 a.m.

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The Movie Set Mystery

Everyone on the set of Alien Ambush is terrified because Bentley Bile, the notorious movie critic, is coming!  One bad review and all their careers will be over.  However suddenly he goes missing and an undercover detective must find out who is responsible.  Is it the Director?  The Makeup Artist?  The Cue Card Holder?  Every child will have a role to play and will gather clues to solve the mystery.  And no one knows whodunnit until the end!

 

Recommended for ages 8 – 11

 

Short character speeches will be emailed in advance and all children will read additional dialogue during the play

 

Presented live on Zoom – 75 Minutes

 

Sunday, October 4, 11, 18 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Group shows available: 

Nov. 16, 20, 23

Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14

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Edith Wilmans on her Campaign Tour
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On this important anniversary of women’s suffrage, Pollyanna invites our young patrons to celebrate Texas women who left their mark on our collective political history.

 

The year is 1926 and two women are running for Texas governor: Miriam "Ma" Ferguson and Edith Wilmans. You are invited to attend a rally where you'll meet Edith Wilmans. As the first woman elected to the Texas State Legislature, Edith has a lot to say about politics and women's suffrage. Learn about the history of women voting in Texas, important issues in the 1920's (many similar to important issues 100 years later), and why political representation matters.

 

Come prepared to share what issues are important to you -- Edith wants to hear them! 

 

Celebrate women’s suffrage!  Parents will be sent information to help children prepare for their exchange in role with Edith, costumes and props encouraged as the audience enters the Texas of the 1920s.

 

Recommended for young audience members ages 8 – 12.

 

Presented live on Zoom – 55 minutes

 

Public shows: October 25 and November 1 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Group shows available: 

Oct. 12, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

Nov. 2, 9, 11, 13, 16, 20

Dec. 2, 4, 7, 9

The Talent Show Mystery

Talent Search America is everyone’s favorite reality show!  People come from all over the country to show off their unusual skills.  But when a cannon trick goes wrong and one of the judges is taken out, foul play is suspected.  Was it the Juggler?  The Poodle Trainer?  The Upside-Down Clown?  Every child will have a role to play and will gather clues to solve the mystery.  And no one knows whodunnit until the end!

Recommended for ages 8 – 11

 

Short character speeches will be emailed in advance and all children will read additional dialogue during the play

 

Presented live on Zoom – 75 Minutes

 

Sunday, November 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 p.m. CST

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Mystery at the Toy Store
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It’s the holiday season and the world’s largest Toy Store is crowded with people wanting the last Robo Baloney-Blaster.  However, after a sudden blackout, the lights come on to reveal that it’s been stolen!  Who could’ve taken it?  Was it the store Santa?  One of his helper Elves?  Or maybe Great-Grandma?  Everyone is a suspect!  In this mystery every child will have a role to play and will gather clues.  And no one knows whodunnit until the end!

 

Recommended for ages 8 – 11

 

Short character speeches will be emailed in advance and all children will read additional dialogue during the play

 

Presented live on Zoom – 75 Minutes

Sunday, December 20, 27 at 2 p.m. CST

Monday, December 28 at 2 p.m. CST

Dec. 18 , 21, 22 & 23 at 4 p.m.

The Search for the Hidden Toys
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It’s the night before Christmas, and Selfish Elf can’t bear to give Santa all the toys he made, so he hides them in a secret spot.  Can you help find them before it’s too late?  In this Virtual Adventure, the Magical Storyteller will guide your character on an exciting search all around the North Pole.  Feel free to dress up as your favorite holiday character so you can join in the fun!

 

Recommended for ages 3 – 6

 

Movement and participation-based story drama.  No reading required!

 

Presented live on Zoom – 45 Minutes

 

Public performances on Saturday, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. CST

 

Virtual Preschool Tour - Available for preschool/pre-k classes of up to 14 children per performance.  Can present the production twice on the same day. 

Available on the following dates: 

--Thursday, 12/10

--Wednesday, 12/16

--Tuesday, 12/22

--Wednesday, 12/23

--Thursday, 12/24

"My girls loved every minute of it and it was just a brilliant way to play and act through Zoom. Well done! We are excited to to participate in your next show for younger audiences."