The production revives a play written for South Coast Repertory’s annual Educational Touring Productions, a program that commissions original musical plays dealing with important issues and tour them around Southern California elementary schools. Nearly 35,000 children see these plays each year.
As well as being fun, the plays always tie into the school curriculum, said South Coast Repertory spokeswoman Madeline Porter.
“It goes along with what the students are learning,” she said. “Last year we did ‘You’re Getting Warmer,’ which was about the environment. This year it’s more social studies oriented.”
The library show is a departure from the normal focus on school classrooms, Porter said.
Shows will start at 10 a.m. and noon, with each 45-minute production followed by a 15-minute talk-back with the cast. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Shows are free.
— Michael Alexander