Family Stage

The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas

by Jonathan Graham

Saturdays Oct. 1-Nov. 5 at 2pm TICKETS

Left alone at the dinner table to finish the remains of his meal (a single, enormous pea), 8-year-old Evan wishes he had a real live monster to eat his peas and play with him. When a real live monster actually arrives, life is turned upside down for Evan and his family in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. The monster, named Pea, immediately befriends Evan and his little sister, Sue. Pea helps clean, spies on the parents, acts out stories about princesses and space aliens and even takes Evan and Sue to visit Monster World—but the children have to keep talking the monster out of eating their parents! When Pea hides under the table during breakfast—and steals pancakes from people's plates—the distracted, technology-addicted parents finally discover the monster under the table. The family has to decide whether to send the monster back to Monster World or accept it as a member of their family.

Silly Moose Comedy Improv for Kids

by the Silly Moose Improvisers

Saturdays Nov. 12-Nov. 19 and Feb. 11-March 4 at 2pm TICKETS

Every week is a new show! Improvisation for kids and parents alike. The kids are encouraged to get crazy, shout suggestions and become a part of the hilarity on stage. Just like Improv on the Verge but with a G rating!!

A Little House Christmas

by James Devita Based on the Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturdays Nov. 26-Dec. 17 at 2pm TICKETS

Eight days before Christmas, the Ingalls (Pa, Ma, Mary and Laura) have invited some folks to dinner to celebrate completion of their new home. The guests include Laura's nemesis, the stuck-up Nellie Oleson and her mother Mrs. Oleson; the rambunctious mountain man Edwards); two of the Ingalls girls' cousins, Nick and Peter; and Pa's younger brother George, who ran away at 14 to join the Army as a drummer boy in the Civil War. George is haunted by the memories.The gathering includes one of Pa's animated stories of his childhood and some do-si-do-ing as the group does some square dancing. However, a freakishly severe early winter thunderstorm brings the celebration to an end as the downpour causes the creek to rapidly rise and wash out the bridge just after the Ingalls' guests get across it. Although everyone is safe, the Ingalls family is now stranded.Not only can't Pa get to town for needed supplies, Mary and Laura fear the swollen creek will make it impossible for Santa Claus to get to them with their Christmas gifts. When the girls get depressed about the very non-merry Christmas circumstances, Ma steps in to deliver a lesson. "We're the only ones who can make it feel like Christmas," Ma says, inspiring Mary and Laura to make the best of the situation, which in the end turns out to be a truly memorable Christmas.

Emperor's New Clothes

by Kathryn Schultz Miller

Saturdays March 25-April 29 at 2pm TICKETS

The Emperor's New Clothes is packed with action, laughs, magic tricks! Lots of fun is in store when Peter, the mischievous tailor, comes up with his sure-fire get rich quick scheme--to embarrass the vain Emperor and make off with a basket of gold! Peter uses all his wit and magic to convince the court he can make magic clothes! Only those who are very smart can see the clothes, he tells them. So everyone pretends they can see the clothes until... Someone in the audience shouts out the truth!

All Matinee Shows are $7 for ages 2 and over, 2 and under are FREE!