All performances are suitable for ages 4 and up unless otherwise noted.
MEET BEAN. She’s a loud and wild 7-year-old with a huge imagination. Bean rules the neighborhood on Pancake Court and the kids love her. MEET IVY. She’s new to the street. She’s a quiet, nice – and in Bean’s opinion – “boooorrrring!” 7-year-old. Clearly, Ivy and Bean will NEVER be friends. But when Bean decides to play a trick on her bossy sister, she discovers that Ivy’s proper manner is masking a mischievous witch-in-training. Together they partner up in a rambunctious backyard caper that just could be the beginning of a fabulous friendship!
Join us for this charming musical based on the New York Times bestselling series Ivy & Bean by author, Annie Barrows.
MEET SKIPPYJON, a Siamese cat who thinks he’s one of the birds. He enjoys sleeping in their nest, sharing their breakfast of worms, and bathing in Mrs. Doohiggy’s birdbath. In frustration, Mama Junebug Jones sends him to his room to ponder what it means to be a Siamese cat. Instead, Skippyjon discovers his alter ego – “El Skippito” – a superhero Chihuahua. Clothed in a green cape and mask, he sets off into his closet and emerges in far, far away Mexico for a rip-roaring musical adventure.
This production is a co-commission with the Dallas Children's Theatre.
MEET TIMMY. It’s not easy being the President and CEO of a detective agency called Total Failure, Inc. But Timmy is undaunted. Despite having a 1,500 pound polar bear for a business partner, and corporate headquarters located in his mother’s closet, Timmy knows he’s destined for greatness. Things will really pick up when he cracks open his latest case. But first he must confront time-wasting distractions such as school work, his mother’s nagging, and his evil competitor – Corrina Corrina. Will Timmy overcome all these roadblocks? Will Total Failure, Inc. be transformed to a multibillion dollar international corporation? Join us for this OCT original production and find out! Recommended for ages 8 and up.
MEET TOM, a nerve-wracked school teacher who inspires his students with the beloved School House Rock classics! Kids will have a blast learning their civics lessons with I’m Just a Bill, hone their math skills with Naughty Number 9, and improve their writing with Conjunction Junction. Adults will love this nostalgic trip back to 70’s Saturday morning television. This musical is toe-tapping fun — and educational! — for the entire family.
MEET RAMONA. She lives on Klickitat Street in NE Portland. She’s incredibly imaginative, boisterous, at times even exasperating, but always fun. She’s beginning third grade where she discovers school is about to become a lot more serious. Big changes are happening at home too. Ramona and her big sister Beezus narrate this poignant story of a middle class Portland family in transition. Along the way they don’t always get along, but they learn that relying on one another is the best way to overcome life’s bumps in the road.
Join us for Portland’s own story based on Beverly Cleary’s award-winning Ramona Quimby series. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Big, bad wolf? Or misunderstood carnivore? The Honorable Prudence Pig presides over Piggsylvania’s porky courtroom chaos. With the aid of the high-tech oink-o-meter, your votes will determine the fate of Alexander T. Wolf. A hilarious musical for the whole family
IMPULSE is back! Our unflappable Young Professionals take on hilarious new improv games and sketches—all based on audience suggestions. The energy is so contagious, you’ll be tempted to join in the fun. Well, this year you can! Following the performance, our Impulse team will invite audience volunteers on stage to learn an improv game which you will star in and they will direct! Bring your quick wits and get ready for an evening of fun and laughter.
Sparked by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings and brings to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. This powerful ensemble production drawn from interviews, police evidence, and the private diaries of the shooters, offers a thoughtful look at the events of this tragic day which still resonate 15 years later. Recommended for ages 15 through adults, ages 13-14 allowed only with a parent. (Disturbing subject matter and language.)