2018–19 Daytime Performance Series
Chandler Daytime Performance Series (DPS) events are presented especially for schools, students, and families. The general public is also welcome to attend.
The 2018–19 DPS embraces a special theme for youths in grades pre-K through high school: “From the Page to the Stage.” All five of the performances in this season’s series — including two stage plays, a black-light puppet theater masterpiece, a musical theater adaptation, and a kid-friendly opera — originated as classic works of literature.
Please note that all DPS performances take place at 10 am on school-day mornings.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Thursday, January 10, 2019 10 am
For grades pre-K–7 • $7
Beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures and things. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with sitting around predictably changing color all day. Following a trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate all the beautiful animals he sees before realizing that there is value in his own unique self.
Vermont Pride Youth Theater
Friday, January 25, 2019
For grades 8-12 • $8
Youth theater artists from throughout central Vermont present this stage adaptation of M or F?, the 2005 novel for young adults written by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. Adapted by Gene Heinrich and directed by Cher Laston, M or F? examines questions of gender identity, dating, and social relationships among adolescents in a high school setting.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
For grades 2-6 • $7
This heartwarming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s treasured novels about a young girl’s life on Prince Edward Island, follows Anne Shirley on her unlikely journey to find love, acceptance, and the family she’s always wanted.