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Mr. Popper's Penguins

February 26, 2019
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March 31, 2019

 

Script by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
A musical of the Newbery Honor Book by Richard & Florence Atwater

February 26 - March 31, 2019

In this charming musical adaptation of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside. Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet. What starts for Mr. Popper as a giant bill for canned shrimp leads to an imaginative journey across America – one that ends in the Antarctic to place the penguin colony in a “life they were meant to lead.”

 

Length: 65 minutes

 

 

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Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department's student staffed agency, MICRO: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Willow Hardman.

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Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure

April 16, 2019
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May 19, 2019

 

Based on the Netflix original series “BEAT BUGS”
Created by Josh Wakely
Written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti

Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalogue that appear in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

 

Length: 60 minutes

 

 

Find educator resources and curriculum extensions at coterie.edublogs.org.

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.


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Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play"

June 11, 2019
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August 4, 2019

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

One of the most popular and beloved shows The Coterie has ever done returns to the stage! Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. Along with the three nutty Squirrelles, these “bestus” friends might get invited to a swimmy fancy costume dancey pool party or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats.  This lively and irresistibly charming musical look at friendship has become one of the best-selling and loved young readers’ series of the past decade.

 

Length: 60 minutes

 

 

Find educator resources and curriculum extensions at coterie.edublogs.org.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department's student staffed agency, MICRO: Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play!" by Tobias Rose.

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Young Playwrights' Festival 2019

May 5, 2019
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May 5, 2019
Highlighting Works from Local Teen Writers

Each spring, The Coterie premieres the Young Playwrights' Festival, an evening showcasing new works by some of Kansas City’s most talented teen playwrights. It is a full production of rich and varied theatrical writings created and developed by members of our Young Playwrights' Roundtable. The Coterie's Roundtable brings together students from around the Kansas City metro area who have emerged from our Reaching the Write Minds program as promising young writers. The Roundtable offers these young people a year-long writing and development process through which their ideas are curated into a collection of new works. Selected pieces will be performed in script-in-hand stagings utilizing students from The Coterie's Master class program and professional directors.

Young Playwrights' Festival 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

At The Coterie Theatre, located on the level 1 of Crown Center
Tickets: $5.00 per person  |  816.474.6552

 

Created by Coterie artistic director Jeff Church when he was playwright in residence at the Kennedy Center, Reaching the Write Minds is a unique dramatic writing program which gives a voice to emerging teen playwrights. Nearly 400 students each year participate in this specialized, dramatic writing workshops scheduled by schools and taught by our professional facilitators. Following the in-school workshops, selected students continue on (free of charge) to the Young Playwrights' Roundtable. Each spring, The Coterie professionally stages works from the Roundtable members in its annual Young Playwrights' Festival.

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Project Pride 2019

March 9, 2019
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March 10, 2019
Love Generosity Beauty Truth

Project Pride is a group of LGBTQ and straight allied teens creating theatre that gives voice to their experiences, culminating in a production that challenges the assumptions and celebrates the diversity of the participants and audience.


READING THE RAINBOW: COME OUT AND TELL YOUR STORY

Join us for our 2019 Project Pride performance, Reading the Rainbow: Come OUT and Tell Your Story, a collection of hilarious and thought-provoking scenes created by Kansas City teens.

2 SHOWS ONLY!
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Performances held on The Coterie's Mainstage, located on level 1 of Crown Center
Tickets: $5.00 per person  |  816.474.6552

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