Saturday, June 3, 2017

East Valley Children's Theatre's 2017 / 2018 Season!

King Thrushbeard
By  C. Lynn Johnson

September 28 – October 8 2017

Cora is a beautiful princess. Reginald is a bachelor King. Their pairing should be a match made in a fairytale, but in this story nobody is what they seem. One by one, the spoiled princess rejects each suitor brought before her. Finally, her father decrees she would marry the next man to walk through thepalace door, and the result is more than anyone bargained for! Now married to a poor commoner – Reginald in disguise – she moves to the surrounding forests where they are beset with trials and tribulations that teach them both that sometimes there is more to people than meets the eye. Through the meddling antics of an impish minstrel, a band of thieves and three blind mice, Cora and Reginald just might find happily ever after. A must see for children of all ages.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Script by Karen Rolston
Music by Kathie McMahon

November 30 – December 10, 2017

Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial by Francis P. Church, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can’t find his writer’s voice by morning. Even though they don’t know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. A great Holiday show for the entire family.

Beauty and the Computer Geek
By Susan C. Hunter & Tom Shelton
Winner of the EVCT’s Playwriting Contest

February 15 – 25, 2018

Based on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, but with a “Prince Charming” from the 21st century who is more computer nerd than dashing hero. Rooben, an oddball scientist, accidentally activates his latest invention, a time machine. Charles, a socially awkward teenager, his younger sister Jinx, and Clyde, the family dog, are swept along with him to the kingdom of Dormir, a magical land of fairies, talking animals, and an evil sorceress who has placed a curse on Princess Crystalline to be fulfilled on her 16th birthday. The time travelers arrive on the very day the curse will come to pass. It is up to Charles to save the princess and break the spell. But instead, his bungling ways backfire, bringing the safety of the entire modern world at risk. Don’t miss this wonderful original fairytale.

Peter Pan, a Musical Adventure
Book by Craig Sodaro
Music by Eric Rockwell, Lyric by Joanne Bogart

June 14 – 24, 2018

Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaption drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music! The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. The Darling children encounter Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls! A rousing original musical score will delight audiences of all ages in this timeless classic story for the young at heart.

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