Family Festivities at Westport Country Playhouse

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Westport Country Playhouse loves welcoming families to our campus, with both our children-friendly Family Festivities performances and our Together at the Table program during the Season.
Our Family Festivities Series aims to make live theater accessible to our youngest audience members and provides the perfect entertainment for children, parents and grandparents to share together.   We select shows that encourage children’s imaginations to come alive with stage presentations of new stories and old favorites, many drawn from classic works of literature. Each show is preceded by lively children’s activities in the Sheffer Rehearsal Barn. Taught by professional artists and supported by Playhouse staff, the pre-show activities are designed to reflect an aspect of the production in order to further enrich each child’s experience. For families who want to bring a piece of the experience home, we offer the books and stories that our Family Festivity shows draw upon at our lobby bookstore.  Together at the Table is designed to make professional theater more accessible to families and to promote a lifelong interest in our work.  For just $10 per ticket, families are able to come to the Playhouse, share a family-style dinner, and attend a play. With this unique program, live theater is an affordable option for family entertainment.  Interested in learning more about our family programs? Call Angela Marroy Boerger at (203) 227-5137×133 or email aboerger@westportplayhouse.org.

Coming up this Spring:

How I Became a Pirate

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 1pm and 4pm
Produced by the Omaha Theater Company.  Recommended for ages 6 – 10.  All Tickets: $18.00.
Shiver me timbers!  Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand when he is recruited by Captain Braid Beard and his mates to join the pirate crew on a quest to bury their treasure. A rollicking musical adventure about finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map. Based on the best-selling book by Melinda Long.

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 1pm and 4pm
Produced by ArtsPower.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.   All Tickets: $18.00.
“I think I can, I think I can.” Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? A dynamic, song-filled adventure, this new musical portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, self-confidence, friendship, and believing that anything is possible.