MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS (K-5): Mr. Popper loves staying at home and daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands while Mrs. Popper scrimps and saves to put beans on the table. When a spirited penguin arrives on their doorstep, a new horizon (and flock!) opens before them! Come along for an unforgettable adventure in this 1930's-inspired musical based on the classic book. Themes: teamwork, hard work and persistence pays off. THE IMAGINATORS (3-8): Tim is a playful 9-year-old, while his sister Anne is a serious 10-year-old. When her family moves to a new town, Anne refused to play with Tim fearing the kids in her new school will make fun of her. When Anne and Tim meet the inventive girl next door, Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden, they have little choice but to join her on an imaginative adventure they'll never forget. Themes: the value of cooperation, unlimited power of imagination.
The resident touring company for Children's Theatre of Charlotte brings exceptional theatre experiences to young people from "Murphy to Manteo" in North Carolina, and in SC, Virginia and Georgia too. Audiences say "Absolutely one of the best performances I have seen," (Endhaven Elem, Mecklenburg Co). "Thanks for the shows you produce and the ease of working with your company" (Isothermal Community College, Rutherford Co). "The diversity of the actors meant that everyone in the audience could relate to the story," (Partnership Elementary, Wake Co). "I enjoy these plays every year but this was the BEST EVER!" (Andrew Jackson Middle, Lancaster, SC). "Performers were professional and students completely engaged," (A.T. Allen Elem, Cabarrus Co).