Round up the kids young and old. Four shows meant for the whole family come to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts starting in October and running into 2016.
"The Cat in the Hat," "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Room on the Broom" and "Elephant & Piggie" stage one-day shows in this family series, which will be held in Reynolds Hall at the concert center.
First up, "Room on the Broom," adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, on Oct. 21. A dog, bird and frog help a witch and her cat collect her hat, bow and wand during a storm. Their journey comes to a halt when all five try to ride the broomstick, which snaps in half. A hungry dragon brings drama to this tale.
Dr. Seuss' famous "The Cat in the Hat," which focuses on the mischief caused by a cat in a tall, red-and-white-striped hat, is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2016. He appears on the doorstep of Sally and her brother on a rainy afternoon. Tricks, a fish, Thing Two and Thing One make this an adventure for everyone.
Mo Willem's tale of "Elephant & Piggie" comes to life on Feb. 17, 2016. The best friends sing and dance their way through important questions such as what to wear to a fancy costume party, whether to share your ice cream and how can two friends play with one toy.
"Clifford the Big Red Dog" brings Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island to the stage on March 30, 2016. The musical shares values such as playing fair, being responsible and being kind.
Tickets for all four shows in the family series are $50 and go on sale on Friday.