MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE
“A Hip-Hop Adventure on a Midsummer’s Night!”
January – February 2018
Book and Lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
Music and Additional Lyrics by Randy Courts
Based on Stage Fright on a Summer Night MAGIC TREE HOUSE #25 by Mary Pope Osborne
Directed and Choreographed by Emerald City Theatre Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For Ages 5+
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Shakespearean England! In this Midwest premiere, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show. Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears. Full of freestyle beats to move your feet, this tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike.
Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare is produced by special arrangement with Tree House Jazz, LLC.
KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL
“A Small Heroine with Big Problems”
March – May 2018
Based on the Book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher
Directed and Choreographed by Aileen McGroddy
Join us on the hunt for your dearest stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny, in this comedic musical adaptation of the Caldecott Honor Book by Mo Willems! After losing the beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom, and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. With stage design inspired by illustrations straight from the book, this treasured tale is an ECT audience favorite.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).