Throughout the summer, five professional adult actors from Jean’s Playhouse’s Children’s Theatre Company perform original musical adaptations of popular fairy and folk tales in seven communities throughout New Hampshire. The shows appeal to adults and children ages 3 and up and run about 30 minutes. The performances finish with a cast meet and greet immediately following the performance.
2013 Children’s Theatre Performance Schedule
- Monday Claremont-Claremont Opera House (10:00 am), Plainfield-Plainfield Town Hall (1:00 pm)
- Tuesday: Concord-Capitol Center for the Arts (11:00am, 2:30 pm)
- Wednesday: Lincoln-Papermill Theatre in NCCA’s Jean’s Playhouse (9:30 am)
- Thursday: Waterville Valley Rec Center (10:30) Plymouth-Silver Center for the Arts (2:00 pm)
- Friday: Intervale-Believe in Books Theater in the Wood (10:00 am) , Littleton Opera House (2:00 pm)
- Saturday: Lincoln-Papermill Theatre in NCCA’s Jean’s Playhouse (9:30 am)
Children’s Theatre tickets can be purchased by contacting the location site. Tickets for the Lincoln performances are $6 and can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at (603) 745-2141.
2013 Children’s Theatre Shows:
Jack and the Beanstalk- June 24-29: Jack has fallen upon hard times but between the help of a giant’s wife, a sassy beanstalk and an unwitting giant, Jack is able to reclaim his fortune and make new friends along the way!
The Little Princess- July 1-6: Sara Crewe has always been a princess in her father’s eyes but when she is left alone at Miss Minchin’s School for Girls it is there she learns what being a princess really means: friendship, hope, and above all, love.
The Jungle Book- July 8-13: Mowgli is in a whole new world. One filled with kind and cunning friends but also dangerous enemies. Will he learn to adapt or will he return to the world he knows best?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland- July 15-20: Everything is going very strangely for Alice today. No one will answer her questions and she can’t seem to find her way home. What will Alice learn while she is in Wonderland?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame- July 22-27: Quasimodo has always been bullied by the people of the town. After they play a mean trick on him, Quasimodo and a beautiful Gypsy friend, Esmeralda decide to turn the tables, teach the town a lesson, and help everyone to learn the value of friendship, kindness and never to bully.
Rapunzel- July 29-August 3: Rapunzel has only ever known the world from her tower, but when she is introduced to a handsome prince, together they discover a larger world of magic, fun, and friendship.
Just So Stories- August 5-10: How did the Camel get his hump? How did the Leopard get his spots? How was the alphabet made? Discover the answer to these questions and many more as we bring to life Kipling’s Just So Stories!
Hansel and Gretel- August 12-17: Hansel and Gretel are always getting into trouble. Will they have gone too far after meeting a witch with a peculiar house?
2013 CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY
Amanda Craig (CT Costume Designer)
Amanda is from Rockville, VA and is excited to be a part of the 2013 company! She has been creating costumes for the past seven years and is looking forward to continuing her work in NH this season working with Louise and the Children’s Theatre company.
Louise Keeton (CT Writer/Director)
Louise is honored to be returning to Jean’s Playhouse’s Touring Children’s Theatre for her third season. Louise began as an actress and writer for the company three years ago where she performed some of her favorite roles including Beauty in Beauty and The Beast and Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. Last year she acted as writer and director of the touring company and is so happy to be back and at it again. Louise is currently Cinderella at CastleRock in Midlothian Virginia, a touring actress with Theatre IV in Richmond, VA and writer, actress, director and producer and founding member of The Whistle Stop Theatre in Ashland, VA. Louise hopes that the children’s productions this season will inform, inspire and delight the children of Lincoln, New Hampshire for years to come.
Samuel Tolley (CT Music Director/Composer)
Sam is a native of New Hampshire. He has been spreading his love of music and theatre across New England his whole life and has decided to rejoin Jean’s Playhouse’s Touring Children’s Theatre for a second summer in a row. Samuel has just graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor’s of Art in the field of Musical Theatre performance. He is excited to move to Chicago in the spring and further his career as a composer and performer of the art that is musical theatre.