Androcles and the Lion
September 25, 2005
It was the very first show ever performed by Rochester Children’s Theatre in 1991, and we are pleased to bring it back to open our 15th season! This commedia dell’arte version brings humor and fun to Aesop’s fable of friendship and loyalty. Hand-made masks and Renaissance scenery makes this classic a favorite for all ages.
A Year with Frog and Toad
December 10-11, 17-18, 2005
This delightful musical was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2004! A Year with Frog and Toad is a collection of stories from the popular children’s books Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Frog and Toad and not very much alike, but they are the best of friends. Follow them through a fun-filled year, learning life lessons along the way, along with their friends the Snail (with the mail) and those pesky Birds!
Beauty and the Beast
February 10-12, 18-19 2006
All shows at 2PM, except for February 10, which is at 7PM
It’s a Tale as Old as time… Disney’s hit musical Beauty and the Beast
comes alive on our stage! The Tony Award winning musical is a huge hit
around the world, with beloved characters like Lumiere, the
candlestick, Cogsworth, the clock, Mrs. Potts, the teapot and her son
Chip, plus dancing dishes, tumbling salt & pepper shakers, and of
course a beast who’s really a prince, and a beauty who will save him.
The beautiful and bookish Belle is looking for something more than her
little French town can offer–until she comes upon an enchanted castle,
where servants have been turned into objects and the Prince has become a
terrible Beast! Only through true love can the Beast be turned back into
a Prince and the spell be broken. Featuring the songs “Be Our Guest” and
“Beauty and the Beast,” this is RCT’s most lavish production to date!
And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the Life of Anne Frank
March 18-19, 2006
A powerful, multi-media theatrical experience, including video-taped interviews with Holocaust survivors who knew Anne Frank, the teenager whose famous diary has touched people the world over for decades. Live actors reenact scenes from their lives.
The Secret Garden
May 20-21, 2006
The Secret Garden based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnet. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, an orphaned child who is sent to live with her Uncle Archibald, a widower, at the dreary Misselthwaite Manor in London. When Mary comes across a secret garden that once belonged to her Aunt Lily, she finds hope and happiness for herself, her uncle and his sickly son Dickon, by nursing the garden back to life. The Secret Garden is a beautiful and uplifting story of hope.