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The Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) series aims to delight all audiences, but particularly the Pre-K age group. Shows are interactive and silly, keeping kids and families enthralled and involved. Each show is no more than an hour, and is performed by a troupe of professional actors, who not only act in the shows, but build the set and costumes, find the props, run the house, and more! It’s a perfect addition any afternoon out with the family.

A great series for the whole family! Get ready for an exciting TYA season in 2016 as this professional adult ensemble brings Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach to the Playhouse main stage. The month of May features the world premiere of Some Sneaky Sheep and Other Tales, a one-of-a-kind original stage tale based on the beloved books of Duluth author Chris Monroe. Wrapping up in July, get ready for more adventure with the audience-interactive Imaginarium: Mad Science!


DATES: May 14-29, 2016

Sat @ 1pm & 4pm | Sun @ 2pm

Performed in The Underground

A world premiere original script following the adventures of Chico Bon Bon, Bug on a Bike, Sneaky Sheep, and other beloved characters created by Duluth author, Chris Monroe. The beloved illustrations come to life, and just wait until you see what kinds of trouble we can get into with this interactive literacy adaptation of Chris Monroe's classic picture books. Fun for the whole family!

Based on and adapted from books written and illustrated by Chris Monroe and published by Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

TICKETS: Adults - $14 | Youth/Students - $12 | Group (15+) - $10


DATES: July 9-24, 2016

Sat @ 1pm & 4pm | Sun @ 2pm

Performed in The Underground

A lab explosion, an experiment gone wrong...it's MAD SCIENCE! An interactive adventure taking a leap through time, audiences have to solve the science riddle in the nick of time! This original TYA show introduces science based concepts, creative problem-solving, and a healthy dash of adventure.

TICKETS: Adults - $14 | Youth/Students - $12 | Group (15+) - $10


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