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

April 4, 2017
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May 21, 2017
How do differing personalities react to situations?

When “bestus” friends Elephant and Piggie get together, anything is possible! They might get invited to a fancy costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats. Adapted by Mo Willems from his wildly popular book series, this lively musical features Elephant Gerald and Piggie and their delightfully nutty back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play – all the while encouraging the audience to join in for some interactive fun.  Bring your bestie and share in the laughter and how good it feels to put friends first.

  

 

Length: 60 minutes

 

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

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Young Playwrights' Festival 2017

May 7, 2017
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May 7, 2017
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 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

At The Coterie Theatre, located on the level 1 of Crown Center

 

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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Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude

June 13, 2017
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August 6, 2017
A new musical with everyone's favorite tubby tabby

In this brand new musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite sarcastic tubby tabby, Garfield awakens to find his birthday – the most important day of the year – has fallen on a Monday. The horror! To make matters worse, all his friends – Jon, Odie, Arlene, and even his nemesis, Nermal – have completely forgotten it’s his big day. Only his beloved teddy bear, Pookie, understands his disappointment. Feeling rejected, Garfield leaves the comforts of home and strikes out to find adventure. Making it as far as the alley, Garfield soon realizes in the outside there’s no T.V., the food is garbage (literally), and animal control is always just around the corner.  In the end, Garfield learns little things like, you know, the value of friendship and also that “home is where the heart - and the food - is.”     

 

 

Length: 55 minutes

 

  

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We Shall Not Be Moved

September 19, 2017
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October 20, 2017

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Imaginary Friends

January 23, 2018
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February 11, 2018

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

November 7, 2017
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December 31, 2017

Call of the Wild

February 13, 2018
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March 11, 2018

Tuck Everlasting

March 27, 2018
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April 22, 2018

Jack and the Bean Magico

May 3, 2018
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May 27, 2018

Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium

June 19, 2018
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August 5, 2018