LERNER FAMILY THEATRE

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Cinderella
November 3, 2018-January 13, 2019

Adaptation & Lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli

Music by Steve Goers

Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer

Best for Ages 4+

 

This wacky retelling of the beloved fairy tale takes Cinderella on a royal adventure complete with a wisecracking rat, evil stepsisters, and a smitten prince. When Cinderella’s stepmother forbids her from attending the ball, her fairy godmother convinces here that if the shoe fits- wear it! True love may await her if only she can put down her sword. Just the right fit for the holiday season!

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Anatole: Mouse Magnifique

in repertory with Dickens’s Davy Copperfield

February 9-March 24, 2019

Book & Lyrics by John Maclay and Lee Becker

Music composed by Janes Valcq

Directed by Tom Story

Based on the books Anatole ® and Anatole the Cat ® by Eve Titus

Best for Ages 4+

 

Meet Anatole- mouse magnifique- the best cheese-taster in all of France! In this whimsical musical adventure, Anatole and his best friend Gaston set out to save the Duval cheese factory, only to discover something much scarier than moldy Brie lurking in the tasting room. Can Anatole outsmart the hungry predator and save the factory? Join Anatole, Gaston, and a chorus of dancing cheeses to find out!

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Dickens’s Davy Copperfield

in repertory with Anatole: Mouse Magnifique
February 16-March 31, 2019

Written and directed by Janet Stanford

Music and lyrics by Tim Guillot

Freely adapted from Charles Dickens’s semiautobiographical novel David Copperfield

Best for Ages 6+

 

Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy! Follow Davy Copperfield on his childhood adventures in 19th C. England. Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory, or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home.

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Escape from Peligro Island
April 27- May 26, 2019

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer

Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer

Best for Ages 5+

 

You create your own adventure! Callaway Brown – an unlikely young hero – has been stranded on a desert island, and it’s up to YOU to decide what happens next! In this interactive production, audience members vote on Callaway’s actions in an energetic romp through time and space. Will Callaway time travel to the Wild West and meet a talking horse? Develop superpowers and fight crime in the future? Or have a crush on a vampire? The choice is yours!

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The Ballad of Mu Lan

June 26- August 11, 2019

Written and directed by Alvin Chan

Music by Matt Mazzella 

A partnership production with Honolulu Theatre for Youth 

Best for Ages 4+

 

Courage, honor, and country! When China is forced to war with the invading Xi Xia, each family must send one man into battle. In her quest to protect her baba, our young heroine proves girls can do anything – including saving a nation. Inspired by Peking Opera, this partnership production with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth is full of music, pageantry, and humor. Students from the prestigious O-mei Wushu Center- under the direction of Martial Arts Master Sifu Xiaolin Lu – round out the cast in this girl-powered adventure!