Charlotte’s Web
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!

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¡Cajas! ¡Cajas! ¡Cajas!
November 19–December 3, 2017
A new bilingual version of Boxes, Boxes, Boxes!
Originally Titled From Here to There
Originally Written and Directed by Nastasha Holmes, Tell Tale Hearts Company, UK
Adapted and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Translated by Maribel Bustamente and Meg Lowey


Two friends use their imaginations to build bridges, birds, a train, a plane, and even a castle from cardboard boxes. Jump inside the world of a child’s imagination! Performances are followed by a “free play” session, allowing the audience to build their own creations using props from the show.



Saturday Song Circle

(Ages 1-5 Years)

You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood teaching artist explores a popular children’s book with your family through song, musical instruments, and movement. Plus, you receive a list of all the songs to practice at home.


Sunday Fun-Day

(Ages 1-5 Years)

We invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, music, movement, and visual art. Each session you leave with a special take-home item we used or created that day, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home.



Saturday Song Circle

11/18 – The Wheels on the Bus
12/2 – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
12/9 – Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
12/16 – Frosty the Snowman


Sunday Fun-Day
12/3 – Disney’s Frozen
12/10 – The Mitten

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Reservations for all field trips for our 2017-2018 Season, including the Summer show and all three early childhood shows, are available now. Field Trips will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so book early for your group today! Don’t miss your chance to book your field trip today!


Inside Out
January 13–February 11, 2018
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


It’s bedtime! But instead of getting ready, two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastic creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet. In this interactive show, discover the joy of turning things inside out!

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The Princess & The Pauper—A Bollywood Tale
February 10-March 18, 2018
By Anu Yadav
Inspired by the Mark Twain classic
Music by Ashwin Subramanian
Directed by Janet Stanford
Best for Ages 5+

Set in long ago India, this Bollywood-inspired adaptation of the classic Mark Twain novel shows how the common people work long hours to support the luxurious lifestyle of those in the palace. As a corrupt Wazir plots to steal the throne from the Sultan’s heirs, a spoiled Princess Razia forces a shy dressmaker’s daughter, Zainab, to exchange places with her. Razia gradually discovers how unfairly the people are treated, and resolves to become a just leader. But, can she expose the Wazir’s villainy before he is crowned? In a madcap finale, Razia, Zainab, and all of the people of Dehli rise up to crash the coronation


March 10–April 8, 2018
Written by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


The story of a lonely man who is revived by a visit from a red balloon is reminiscent of the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. The playwright has imagined the man as an older version of the boy in the movie The Red Balloon, now grown up and grown old, having forgotten his youthful adventure. The red balloon returns to rescue its boy!

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Robin Hood
April 14-May 20, 2018
By Greg Banks
Directed by Janet Stanford
Best for Ages 5+


In this story from the traditional English folklore, Chris Dinolfo (JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC) plays the title role! Our hero sides with the townsfolk against the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham and the even crueler, greedier King John. With his band of Merry Men and the lovely Maid Marian, Robin robs the rich to help the poor. Experience all the fun in Sherwood Forest—sword fighting, bows and arrows, and miraculous escapes!

Paper Dreams

Paper Dreams
June 23-July 29, 2018
Written and directed by Claudia Moreso, Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain
with the US remount directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer


In a brand-new collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life our first DANCE performance-based show, perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket. Can our greatest mistake actually turn out to be the next greatest innovative idea?

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
June 23-August 12, 2018 
Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark M. Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Aaron Posner
Best for Ages 5+


Don’t miss your chance to see the comic strip characters of the lovable “Peanuts” gang comic brought to life in Summer 2018! This hit Off-Broadway musical is directed by acclaimed playwright and director Aaron Posner (Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and many more!). Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, and Schroeder as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart.

Daily 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and one hour prior to showtime for evening performances.


Reserved seating; not general admission.
View the Seating Chart here.
Lerner Family Theatre performances are produced by Imagination Stage and designed for children 5 years and older, unless otherwise noted.

Learn more about our 2017-2018 Season!

Reserved Seating; not general admission.
View the Seating Chart here.
Please note: This seating chart is reflective of My First Imagination Stage performances only. 

Reeve Studio Theatre houses our Professional Theatre Productions for ages 1-5 years (Early Childhood) for My first Imagination Stage.

The My First Imagination Stage theatre series offers intimate, interactive performances designed for the very young in our Reeve Studio Theatre.

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performances provide children with their first exposure to professional theatre, while our Workshops are an introduction to the classroom structure. Both shows and workshops are wonderful gateways to the arts for even the littlest of ones – and, yes, that includes your 12-month-old!

Tickets can be exchanged into another performance of the same title only. Exchanges will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the originally scheduled performance. Tickets may not be exchanged after the original performance. Exchanges are subject to availability.


Through the generous donation of The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, these tickets are available each Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week’s performances. Must be purchased through the Box Office. Call early; limited tickets available. 

Lap passes are available for children ages 0-24 months. Prices are, as follows:

  • Ages 0-12 months, Free*
  • Ages 12-24 months, $5

*Lerner Family Theatre performances only



Booster seats are available and can be picked up just inside the theater entrance.

Our building, theatres, and classrooms are designed to be accessible. Accessible parking is available in the Public Parking garage adjacent to the theatre (metered M–F).


There is an automatic door at our main entrance on Auburn Avenue and accessible restrooms and water fountains are available.


Our Lerner Family Theatre features accessible seating on a limited basis (with or without the option of transfer) and with the option for companion seating.


Our Reeve Studio Theatre offers floor level seating with the option for companion seating.


When reserving tickets, please identify any special seating needs to our Patron Services team.


Our Patron Services team members are trained in receiving calls through relay and VRS.

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