2019-2020 Discovery Series
Make unforgettable memories with your family with this season’s Discovery Series. Subscriptions and single tickets are now available. Our VIP tickets offer prime seating, priority access to pre-show special events, post-show meet & greets with the artists, books from the production, and a small popcorn & drink included with each show!
Choose 3 or more shows to purchase the Discovery Series as a package for the ultimate family theatre experience.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories
From Childsplay, Tempe, AZ
Best for PreK–3rd Grade
Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2pm
Follow Peter and his friends through winter, spring, summer and fall as they romp and play, start snow ball fights and make snow angels, journey in space and under the sea, and more, all in this imaginative musical play. Using innovative shadow puppetry, The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of childhood and the challenges of growing up. Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of the collected stories: “Whistle for Willie”, “Goggles!”, “A Letter to Amy”, and “The Snowy Day.” A classic since its publication in 1962 and winner of the Caldecott Medal, “The Snowy Day” was one of the first picture books for young people to feature an African American protagonist and is still beloved today.
Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
From New Jersey Performing Arts Center in association with George Street Playhouse
Best for 1st–5th Grade
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 / 2pm & 4:30pm
A new hip hop musical based on the Magic Tree House adventure, Stage Fright on a Summer Night, by The New York Times best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne. No matter what – the show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There, the daring sibling duo meets William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, this tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series has been translated into 33 languages, has sold more than 135 million copies worldwide and is the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time.
TEKS Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies, SEL, Performing Arts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!)
From The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Best for PreK–3rd Grade
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 / 2pm & 4:30pm
Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon– you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! (Paramount’s 2016-2017 season), this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!
TEKS Connections: Language Arts, SEL, Performing Arts