Farmers Electric Cooperative Children’s Theatre
Four times during the Monster Nights Series, Bright Star Children’s Theatre will offer to plays for Children thanks to Platinum Sponsor Farmer’s Electric Cooperative. The plays will be performed at the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Building, 201 Hazel Street in downtown Newport. Free children’s acting workshops will be offered after two of the plays. The plays will be free to the public. Come and share the world of live theater with your children.
2019 Children’s Theater Schedule
The Velveteen Rabbit and Children’s Acting Workshop (Chamber Office)
5:30 – 7:30 pm
A special gift for a young boy opens up a heartwarming tale of childhood and imagination. Through thick and thin, this story shows us how much care it takes to hold on to special friends, and how it is to sometimes let those things go. With endearing costumes and unforgettable characters, the Velveteen Rabbit is sure to appeal to your young audience. Based on the classic tale by Margery Williams Bianco, this show examines what it means to love and what it means to be real. After the play, the actors will lead the children in a 45-minute acting workshop for those who’d like to learn more about drama.
One Small Step: The Real Life Journey to Outer Space (Chamber Office)
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This tale marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960;s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step!
The Wizard of Oz and Children’s Acting Workshop ( Chamber Office)
5:30 – 7:30 pm
In 1900, L. Frank Baum published what would become a literary classic with his children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In 2018, Bright Star adapted to show into a two person play and the result was amazing! It was the hit of 2018 so they brought it back for another year! While the medium might be different, the characters and classic storyline remain the same. Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic. After the play, the actors will lead the children in a 45-minute acting workshop for those who’d like to learn more about drama.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Chamber Office)
5:30 – 6:30 pm
One of the first true classics of American literature, this is an authentic retelling of Washington Irving’s wonderful story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman! When Ichabod Crane takes a new job as schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he was expecting to have a simple life, but things get complicated very quickly! This tale is just spooky enough to delight any audience as the days get shorter, the air gets colder and the nights turn long and dark. A perfect introduction to this literary classic.