My First Imagination Stage is our Early Childhood program that focuses on children aged 1-5, providing fun and developmentally exciting experiences through classes and live performances. Play is serious fun for the very young.
You And Me (Ages 1–3) Be the flower while your child becomes the butterfly. These caregiver and child classes use props and materials to stimulate the senses and promote your child's development of social and motor skills. Register Online
My Friends And Me (Ages 3–5) Let's explore a story! Older children are ready to play together, develop new relationships and enter the world of make-believe. Through the use of music, movement and dramatic play, these classes ignite your child's imagination while flexing his or her problem-solving, language, and physical skills. Register Online
Sunday Fun-Day–Ages 1–5
Rotating lessons engage multi-sensory play,while introducing your child to new teachers and friends each week. Each workshop is themed around a popular children’s book. Register early and get your whole playgroup in on the fun!
Schedule Varies - $10 per person, Register Online or call the Box Office at 301-280-1660
Saturday Song Circle– Ages 0-5
An Early Childhood Teaching Artist, accompanied by a live percussionist, guides your family through a musical experience full of contemporary and classic children's music as well as instrument play and exploration by all involved.
Schedule Varies - $6 per person, Register Online or call the Box Office at 301-280-1660.
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The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Theatre. Tickets are on sale online, or at our Box Office (301-280-1660).
The Amazing Night-Time Adventure of Little Häwelmann November 13-21, 2012
Theater der Nacht, founded by experienced puppeteers Heiko and Ruth Brockhausen, is flying to Imagination Stage from Germany to present Häwelmann. Based on the fairytale by Theodor Storm, Häwelmann is a naughty boy who won't fall asleep. His mother, exhausted with rocking him, falls asleep herself. Bored and restless, Häwelmann makes a sail for his bed with his nightshirt and soars into the night upon an invitation of the moon. Will little Häwelmann find his way home after traversing the globe? Presented in part by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ages 3-6.
Wake Up, Brother Bear! Jan 3-Feb 3, 2013
Watch as Brother and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons. Together we see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action with a small bag of props that help create magical moments. Ages 1-5.
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From Here to There March 6-April 14, 2013.
England's Tell Tale Hearts Company travels to Imagination Stage to present the North American premiere of From Here to There, a show all about play! Watch as two friends fashion objects out of construction paper, build bridges from cardboard boxes, and use rhythm and vocal play to create a catchy tune. It’s like jumping inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, giving the children an opportunity to explore some of the materials and create their own stories! Ages 2-5. ASL-interpreted show 3/16 at 11:45. Tickets>>
Mouse on the Move July 6-28, 2013
Called "ridiculously adorable" by Our Kids, Mouse on the Move follows two adventurous mice who are ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to visit the moon, since it is reportedly made of delicious, mouth-watering cheese. Ages 1-5. Tickets >>
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