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 39 PERFORMANCES

 

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The Boogeyman Blues
OCTOBER 7, 2017

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Our favorite detective, Christie Agatha, cannot sleep. To solve this particular mystery, she must seek no further than meeting the Boogeyman himself; seeing as how she and her sidekick - The Amazing Mister Mist (stuffed animal extraordinaire) need their rest to solve the neighborhoods... nay, the world's... biggest mysteries. With the help of The Sandman, Christie embarks on a journey unlike anyone in the waking world has ever seen. Unfortunately, meeting the Boogeyman may be the least of Christie's worries! This production is a fun romp through Christie's collecting of clues and is perfect for all ages.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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The Odyssey (Abbreviated): Or, Homer Writes a Poem
NOVEMBER 4, 2017

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

The clock is ticking. The deadline is looming. And Homer, a young student of poetry, is running out of time. After weeks and weeks and weeks of dragging his feet, Homer's writing assignment is due. The subject? Greek mythology. The task? Compose the longest, most exciting, most fantastical, most adventurous poem ever written: The Odyssey! Set sail with Odysseus on his journey after the Trojan Wars. Along the way he'll encounter the Gods of Mount Olympus, outsmart Polyphemus the Cyclops, skirt the island of the Sirens, battle mythical monsters, and with any luck, make it home before dinner. 

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
DECEMBER 2, 2017

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Based on the holiday classic from the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"; the comparable L. Frank Baum. Where did Santa Claus come from? In this timeless tale, the beloved symbol of Christmas is placed into the world of imaginative folklore. From his humble beginnings in an enchanted forest of mythical creatures to his tow deliveries to all the world's children, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a must see for everyone this holiday season.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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PRINCESS AND THE PEA
JANUARY 6, 2018

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Princess Leguma has a problem. While traveling far from her home, she is separated from her parents and is lost. A friend escorts her back to her castle only to find that it has been taken over by Lima, an evil queen who refuses to believe Leguma's story. Queen Lima insists that Leguma prove herself as the princess of the castle, and the rightful heir. And so, Princess Leguma must stand trial to prove the Kingdom and to herself that she's the princess she says she is. CTHR's "The Princess and the Pea" is a delightful new take on the classic fairytale.


Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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ROBOTS!
FEBRUARY 3, 2018

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Far, far into the future, in a world almost exactly like our own, something else rules the earth. Something metal. Something with lots of buttons. Something... robotic. Greetings, fellow science fanatics! Welcome to SciTech Industries. Step into our time machine as we set the clock forward a few hundred years, and visit an age where humans share the landscape with chrome counterparts capable of causing countless calamities. Never traveled through time and space? No problem! We have taken every precaution to ensure a safe futuristic experience. 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? Take a little trip this March for our most exciting, most high-tech, most futurey adventure yet: "Robots!" Great for all ages.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Around the World in Eighty Days
MARCH 3, 2018

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

This March, take two explorers: add equal parts grand adventure, geography, and suspense. Dash of silliness to taste. It's the turn of the century and the world as we know it is only now being defined. Borders are expanding; horizons are broadening. Despite the new era, do you think you could travel the world in Eighty Days? Well, I say: "Challenge Accepted"! The explorers need YOUR help to make this the trip of a lifetime! Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne, This interactive play will delight children of all ages. Will our explorers make it across the glove on schedule? Only time will tell...

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Starship Shenanigans
APRIL 7, 2018

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

Blast off this April with Starship Shenanigans! A fun and interactive, interstellar experience. The Universe need a laugh. And so do we. The brave crew of the Starship Shenanigan is on the quest to galactic funny bone. During your journey, you'll meet a robot named A. Bot, his mechanic, Lou, the starship Captain Zongo, and a cast of zany, intergalactic characters who know a good joke when they hear one. There are billions and billions of jokes, but in the far reaches of space, no one can hear the punchline.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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Davy Crockett's Tremendously Tall TaleS
MAY 5, 2018

performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF HAMPTON ROADS

"King of the Wild Frontier" is a name befitting a Tennessee here with a coonskin cap... but what if there are not one, not two, but three such heroes competing for the title? There's only one way to tell the real from the imposter: A Tall Tale Telling Tournament! Join Davy Crockett, Davy Crockett, and Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier. Enjoy familiar characters such as Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox and Johnny Appleseed, and also some not so familiar characters.. like hoop-snakes and hide-behinds! Interactive and hilarious; a wonderful adventure for every age.

Shows at 11AM & 1PM
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