We love CHILDREN'S PLAY SATURDAY! Join us once a month on a Saturday morning in the newly renovated Wells Education Space for an experience the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy family-friendly performances from various disciplines that are sure to entertain!

SEASON 40 PERFORMANCES

 

Honey Bee: A Superhero Story
September 1, 2018

Written and Directed by Scott Quirk
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

In a city beset by crime, one hero will rise to save the day. She is the Honey Bee! Come see the exciting origin of this great superhero! Thrill as the Honey Bee battles her nemesis - the super villain Brain Freeze! Can the Honey Bee foil Brain Freeze's plan to destroy all the ice cream in the world? What will we do if there is no more ice cream? Only the Honey Bee can save the day - with the help of the world's bravest audience, of course!

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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HALLOWEENIE
October 6, 2018

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

The ghosts that haunt the House of Halloweenie are hosting a party, and you are invited!  It’s time, once again, to throw the biggest bash for all the spirits across the land and celebrate the anniversary of Halloweenie - a happy place where monsters and spooks can do as they please.  But someone, or something doesn’t want to play by the rules.

Come watch three lovable ghosts try to fix the party and prevent a renegade revenant from wreaking havoc.  Don’t be tricked; this new play is a theatrical treat for all ages!

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Like Cats and Dogs
November 3, 2018

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

In a house, there lives a Dog. The dog is happy. Life is peaceful. Then the humans bring home a surprise. A yarn chasing, mouse hunting, meowing surprise. Dog does not like surprises.

Will this odd pair learn to coexist, or will it be mass hysteria? Whatever the case, hysterical antics are coming to CTHR this November! Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lover, or just someone who loves to laugh, you’re sure to love “Like Cats and Dogs”.  

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Uncle Wiggily's Christmas Carol
December 1, 2018

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

You’re invited to the Woods for a holiday tea at Uncle Wiggily’s house… only Uncle Wiggily is the last to know! In order to keep you entertained, the old rabbit gentleman will have to get everyone’s help to put on the biggest production the forest has ever seen: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”!

You’ll meet Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy the muskrat housekeeper, Jumpo Kinkytail the monkey, Doctor Possum (the possum), and a slew of madcap characters as they portray the quintessential Christmas tale… with just a few minor changes!    

With enduring themes of love, generosity, and second chances, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with Uncle Wiggily and his forest friends in CTHR's beloved adaptation. A charming and original spin on the classic, and great holiday fun for the entire family.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up


Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Charlotte Grimm’s Lost Fairy Tale
January 5, 2019

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

It’s not easy being Charlotte.  Her two smarty pants siblings (the Brothers Grimm to be precise) tease her just because she loves stories.  As much as her brothers love words; they don’t love stories- not the way Charlotte does. Charlotte loves stories because anything can happen in a story.

But on top of that…she gets lost in the woods…and can’t find her way home!  The woods are dark, and mysterious, but Charlotte is determined to get back.  Along the way she meets all sorts of friends (some you may have heard of): a brother and sister who are looking for their bread crumbs, a beautiful young maiden with really, really long hair; and a magical fish that grants wishes (that one you may not have heard of).  Everything is going smoothly until they meet a certain old woman who lives in a house made of candy…
So join us Once Upon A Time for a fantastic adventure where anything can happen, because anything can happen in a story.  Magical for all ages.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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The Puppet Adventure Hour
February 2, 2019

Written and Directed by Scott Quirk
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Puppets! Adventure! The wildest tales of derring-do ever told in just one hour! Only the boldest puppet adventurers get to become members of the Puppet Adventure Club, and they are here to share their stories with you! Forgotten lands! Lost treasures! Evil villains that must be stopped! And a chance for you - the world's most adventurous audience - to become members of the Puppet Adventurers Club! Are you brave enough? Are you daring enough? Then come and be part of the stories of the Puppet Adventure Hour!

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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PRINCESS PITFALLS
March 2, 2019

Written by Anton Five, Directed by Mike Burnette
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Princess Nelldora doesn’t want to be a princess- at least, not the kind that you’re thinking of.  Some day she wants to be an Evil Queen, just like her mom.  Surely enrolling in Antagonist Academy will show her what it takes.  The school has all types: witches, mad scientists, misunderstood creatures.  You would think that Nelldora would feel right at home; except her classmates keep calling her ‘Nell’, and, even worse, ‘Princess’.  No matter! Nelldora knows that she has what it takes to become an Evil Queen…or does she? Students from rival school Protagonist Prep are coming to visit to take part in the final exam: The Princess Pitfalls!  She will have to study with Princess Aetheria (the kind that you are thinking of) to pass the test.  

Can Aetheria and Nell work together?  Will Nell pass? Open your textbooks (‘How To Be A Proper Villain’- page one) to find out.  

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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WILD WEST!
April 6, 2019

Written and Directed by Jessica Brooke Pinsky
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Many years ago, in the not-too-distant past, in a world almost exactly like our own, something else roams the land. Something rough. Something tough. Something rootin’ tootin’, cattle drivin’, yee-hawin’, and ready to bust some bucking broncos. Something... kind of smelly.

Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our lab and join us for an experiment or two! Worried about explosions? Don’t be! We’ve taken every precaution to ensure our students have a safe and educational experience. In case of emergencies that say, teleport one of us back to the Old West, we’ll just rebuild our time machine and get them back to the present lickety-split! A little bit of frontier frolicking never hurt a fly… we think! Of course, the last time our scientists traveled through time there were a few- minor- glitches... but, nothing to worry about! After all, surely they've worked out all the kinks by now. How many times can time travel go wrong?

Come along, little doggies, and join your favorite scientists for another unforgettable adventure through time and space: “Wild West!”, the final installment in CTHR’s Trilogy! series. For buckaroos of all ages (best enjoyed by cowpokes 4 and up).

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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CHASING MOTHER GOOSE
May 4, 2019

Written by Jessica Brooke Pinsky, Directed by Scott Quirk
performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. But even under her no-nonsense watch, the books have a tendency to get out of hand. On a seemingly quiet night, the mad Hatter from Wonderland shows up, and when a copy of Moby Dick is returned with pages missing, Captain Ahab also arrives - to wreak vengeance on the creature that took his leg!

Mother Goose and the Hatter have no choice but to comb the other books for Ahab’s missing pages and put him back together before the library opens in the morning, all the while fleeing the amnesic Ahab on his misguided mission! This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction, literary celebrities, and touching moments, will delight audiences of all ages.

This play is appropriate for audiences of all ages, best enjoyed by those four years and up

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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