Lutcher kicks off Kids Series with “Big Friendly Giant”
The Lutcher Theater recently kicked off the 2015-16 Lutcher Incredible Kids Events Series with Dallas Children’s Theater’s THE BFG (Big Friendly Giant.) Approximately 2,056 students, teachers and parents filled the auditorium for the two, one-hour performances that marked the 18th Dallas Children’s Theater production to perform on the Lutcher stage.
In the spirit of “big and friendly,” many children were met at the door by a big friendly gopher, representative of the series’ sponsor, Gopher Industrial. Service League of Orange, and the Lutcher Theater Service Guild also sponsor the series.
The next opportunity to experience a Lutcher Incredible Kids Event is Oct. 21, also at 9:30 and 11:30 am when the Lutcher presents Adventure Theatre’s Caps for Sale. This production celebrates the 75th anniversary of this beloved classic children’s book, with a fantastic new Broadway style musical based on the illustrations by author, Esphyr Slobodkina.
“Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!” The cap peddler, Pezzo, wears a huge stack of caps, balanced carefully on top of his head. Brown caps, blue caps, gray caps, and red caps. When no one buys a cap, he takes a nap under a shady tree. But, when he wakes up, the caps are gone! Where could his caps have disappeared to? Was it bears, pirates, one thousand thieves or a band of merry mischievous monkeys? How will he ever get them back? This production is appropriate for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
All student tickets are $5. Adult tickets are $10. Group tickets are available for $5 each.
Lutcher Incredible Kids Events is one of the largest Performing Arts Series of professional touring companies for children in a four-state area comprising Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Last year, over 20,000 students attended the Lutcher’s daytime programming and benefitted from the opportunity of experiencing live educational theater performed by international touring companies. The shows presented meet Texas and Louisiana-state learning criteria making them appropriate for field trips although open to the public as well.
The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange.