Category Archives: Upcoming

Upcoming: Charlotte’s Web

Imagination Stage presents…

November 18, 2017-January 7, 2018
Based on the Book by E. B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Best for Ages 5+

In this beloved classic (now infused with live music!), Fern, a soft-hearted farm girl, forms an unlikely bond with Wilbur, a charismatic pig. At the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur meets a silly goose, a moody sheep, a selfish rat, and Charlotte, a clever spider. In an effort to save her friend, Charlotte weaves flattering messages about him into her web that cause a sensation in the small town. Fall in love with your favorite characters all over again as they bring this “radiant” tale from page to stage this holiday season!

Lighting Design by Sarah Tundermann

Upcoming: Annie

Olney Theatre presents…

Annie at Olney Theatre

From the director of last year’s hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by Miss Hannigan. But when billionnaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart. Along the way, Warbucks attempts to help Annie find her lost parents, prompting Miss Hannigan to concoct a scheme intended to get her hands on Annie and Warbucks’ cash. Featuring Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins).

Lighting design by Sarah Tundermann

Upcoming: Snowy Day and Other Stories

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents…

Snowy Day and other stories

Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Adapted by Jerome Hairston
In the Wells Fargo Playhouse

Based on the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book by acclaimed author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day and Other Stories will whisk your family into the classic storybook. This charming, intimate show follows a young boy as he joyfully experiences the first snowfall of the year. Join Peter and his dog, Willie, for a day of exploration and imagination. Fifty-five years since it was originally published, The Snowy Day remains a deeply loved and profoundly influential story.

Lighting and projection design by Sarah Tundermann

Upcoming: National Players Tour 69

National Players Tour 69

Opens at Olney Theatre Co. on September 16th, 2017, then hits the road for the 2017-2018 season

Where do you find balance when the world is upended?

Whether it’s Alice making sense of the fantastical, Othello trying to reason the impossible, or Jay Gatsby living the unattainable, these are stories for our time right now.

Three plays reflect the innate desire to restore balance in a logical world, a timeless struggle that especially resonates today. Told in National Players’ active and intimate style, we are incredibly excited to take this three-show repertory around the country in 2017-18.

Lighting design by Sarah Tundermann

Upcoming : School House Rocks LIVE!


School House Rocks LIVE!

April 8 – 24, 2016

Part of the Dreamer Series (Ages 6-8) and Adventurer Series (Ages 8-14).
Originally Adapted and Produced for the Stage by Theatre BAM
From the Series Created by George Newall and Tom Yohe
Based on an Idea by David McCall
Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe
Directed by Michael Bobbitt

Learning never rocked this hard! This musical adaptation of the classic TV show uses clever songs to teach about history, grammar, politics, math and more. Sing along with “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” with your own kids!

Projection Design by Sarah Tundermann