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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson Originally produced in Seattle Children's Theatre's 1983-84 season Target Audience: Appropriate for all ages

Based on the best-selling young-adult book, this holiday comedy follows the antics of the mischievous Herdman kids when they get cast in the annual Christmas pageant.

Really Rosie

Book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak Music by Carole King Produced at the Westside Theatre, NYC, in 1980 Target Audience: Appropriate for all ages

Rosie, the sassiest kid on Brooklyn's Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies.

The BFG

Adapted for the stage by David Wood From the book by Roald Dahl Originally produced at Wimbledon Theatre, London, in 1991 Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Based on Dahl's classic book, this play follows the unlikely friendship between a 24-foot-tall giant and a little orphan named Sophie.

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Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach TYA

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Based on the book by Roald Dahl Originally produced in SCT's 2013-14 season

This musical follows Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean in a giant piece of fruit.

Seussical TYA

Music by Stephen Flaherty Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the works of Dr. Seuss Originally produced at the Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., in the 2003-04 season

Combining story elements from Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and other Dr. Seuss books, this musical tells the story of Horton the Elephant and his efforts to keep the town of Whoville safe.

Shrek the Musical TYA

Music by Jeanine Tesori Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Based on the DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig Originally produced in the Coterie Theatre's 2012-13 season

Based on the family film, this musical follows the disgruntled ogre who finds friends and love on his guest to be alone.

PYA

Go, Dog. Go!

By Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory Music by Michael Koerner Based on the book by P.D. Eastman Originally produced in SCT's 2002-03 season

P.D. Eastman's classic comes to life with minimal dialogue as some very busy dogs go on a variety of everyday adventures.

Robin Hood

By Greg Banks Originally produced in Children's Theatre Company's 2010-11 season Run time: 70 minutes

A gritty adaptation that stresses the classic story's relevance to today's issues of income inequality.

Akeelah and the Bee

By Cheryl L. West Based on the film written and directed by Doug Atchison Originally produced by CTC in 2015-16

This play tells the story of an African-American girl and her quest to compete in the National Spelling Bee.

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Title Annotation:theater for young audiences
Publication:American Theatre
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2016
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