The 2015/2016 Season

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Educators: CLICK HERE to Bring a Group  |  CLICK HERE to Purchase Individual Tickets  |  CLICK HERE for a Spotlight Club Pass with flexible tickets

 


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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson
Directed by Jeff Church

September 22 - October 25, 2015

Disobedient and wild, Helen Keller is a child who has been deafblind since infancy, alone in a secret world. Annie, a recent graduate from an institute for the blind, is a young, determined teacher. Annie senses Helen’s curiosity and uses intense resolve and ingenuity to open Helen’s world to language. A universal American story turned into art, featuring a multi-ethnic cast.

The play will feature American Sign Language (ASL) shadow interpretation and audio description in each performance.

Targeted to 5th-12th grades

Approximate running time: 75 minutes

Curriculum extensions: Analyze how and why individuals and events develop and interact; analyze historical events and their impact on present-day society. Find resources at coterie.edublogs.org.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw & Ruby Persson
Directed by Jeff Church

November 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Peanuts holiday mood is set with a live jazz trio playing the original Vince Guaraldi arrangements! As Christmas approaches, Charlie Brown sees displays of overwhelming materialism everywhere, even by his own dog, Snoopy. Dispensing psychiatric help, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant.  Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves frustrating to corral the attention of his peers. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the real meaning of the season.

2015 marks the 65th anniversary of The Peanuts comic strip and the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" TV special.

Targeted to ALL grades

Approximate running time: 55 minutes

Curriculum extensions: Determine and analyze the development of central ideas or themes; analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact. Find resources at coterie.edublogs.org.

Peanuts © 2014 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And Justice for Some: The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns [1858]

And Justice for Some:
The Freedom Trial of Anthony Burns [1858]

by Wendy Lement and Bethany Dunakin
A co-production with UMKC Theatre
Directed by Jeff Church

January 26 - February 21, 2016

In this significant historical case, Anthony Burns was a fugitive slave tried in the North in Boston, and fiercely defended at trial, but ultimately returned to his Southern master. Students participate as the 1858 Massachusetts State Senate to decide if the judge had other options — and seek an ethical system despite unjust laws. Indignation over the Burns case gave birth to the party that propelled Lincoln into the White House. A unique and active theatrical experience.

Every paid group receives a pre-show workshop at their school to put history in context and to prepare each student to be a senator in the time period. Call the box office at 816.474.6552 for details.

Targeted to 6th-12th grades

Approximate running time: 70 minutes

Curriculum extensions: Analyze historical events and their impact on present-day society; evaluate character’s point-of-view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Find resources at coterie.edublogs.org.

Tomás and the Library Lady / Tomás y la Señora de la Biblioteca

Tomás and the Library Lady /
Tomás y la Señora de la Biblioteca

Adapted by José Cruz González from the book by Pat Mora
Based on the true life story of Tomás Rivera
Directed by Vanessa Severo

February 25 - March 18, 2016

The true-life story of storyteller Tomás Rivera, Tomás and the Library Lady tells the tale of a young boy who moves from Texas to Iowa for the fruit picking season and falls in love with reading. It is not easy moving time and time again, but Tomás and his family are migrant workers who travel helping farmers harvest. When they arrive in Iowa for the summer, Tomás finds the courage to enter the town library. Once inside, he discovers a surprising world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and a great new friend. He is encouraged to become the family storyteller.

Contains some words in Spanish; vocabulary cards will be provided in resource materials.

Targeted to 3rd-5th grades

Approximate running time: 55 minutes

Curriculum extensions: Assess how point-of-view shapes the content of a story and emotional development of a character; interpret words and phrases, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Find resources at coterie.edublogs.org.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak
Directed by Kim Selody
A Presentation House Theatre production, Vancouver, Canada
Originally adapted for the stage by Carol Heales and TAG Theatre, Glasgow

March 21 - May 7, 2016

This acclaimed adaptation of Sendak’s beloved classic is an intimate guided interactive play experience. The audience helps transform Max’s bedroom into a forest, then becomes the Wild Things as we use a mask to become Max’s benevolent monster friends, and are encouraged to “let the Wild Rumpus begin!” After Max is ultimately crowned ruler, the audience also helps bring him safely home.

PreK–2nd grades receive Adventure Tickets, which offers floor seating and audience participation with Max! For details, call The Coterie box office at 816.474.6552.

Approximate running time: 60 minutes

Curriculum extensions: Analyze how two or more texts/media sources (Where the Wild Things Are book and play) address similar themes/topics; connect a relationship between words and visuals to tell a story. Find resources at coterie.edublogs.org.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Madagascar -
A Musical Adventure

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Directed by Jerry Jay Cranford

June 14 - August 7, 2016

It’s the new musical adventure of the madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar for Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and hilarious, plotting penguins. Get ready to go wild with King Julien.  These crack-a-lackin’ friends are outta the zoo and ready to MOVE IT MOVE IT.

Targeted to ALL grades

Approximate running time: 75 minutes

Madagascar © 2011, 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Bring a Group

Reserve Now – Pay Later!

Payment is not due until 30 days prior to the performance date. Groups are encouraged to book well in advance as many performances fill up months prior to the production opening. When reserving, estimate high. Reducing the number of tickets is possible until payment is received. There is no penalty for canceling a reservation before your payment is due. Once payment is received, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.


Free or Reduced Buses

Available on a first come, first served basis, Your Ticket to Ride will reimburse up to $3 per person to defray transportation costs for K-12 schools. CLICK HERE for details on how to request Your Ticket to Ride.


Group Rates

Save up to 66% off individual ticket prices when you bring a group of 20 or more from your school, community organization, religious institution, senior center, birthday party, or book club.

Regular Season Productions
For all shows unless otherwise noted. Not applicable Opening Nights.

Preview Pricing - Attend the first week and save!
Available the 1st Tuesday through Sunday of each show.
Special Preview rate: $5.00 per ticket


     Weekdays: $5.50 per ticket
     Weekends: $6.50 per ticket


Musical Productions
A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016) and Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (June 14 - August 7, 2016)

     Weekdays: $6.00 per ticket
     Weekends: $7.00 per ticket

 

ON SALE NOW!
Make your group reservation by contacting:
The Coterie Box Office
Cara Powers, Asst. Box Office Manager

cpowers@coteriehteatre.org
816.474.6552

 

Please Note:

- Weekend performances are Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- There is a $5.00 service charge per order for groups orders paid with credit card.
- Due to the nature of live theatre, play selection, performance schedule, ticket pricing, and casting are subject to change.
- Group rates are subject to availability and restrictions may apply.
- Group tickets to A Charlie Brown Christmas are now sold out.

Individual Tickets

Regular Season Performances
For all shows except A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016) and Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (June 14 - August 7, 2016)

     $11.00 for youth under 18, students, and seniors 60 & older
     $15.00 for adults

 

Musical Productions
A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016) and Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (June 14 - August 7, 2016)

     $12.00 for youth under 18, students, and seniors 60 & older
     $17.00 for adults

 

ON SALE NOW!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online now
or call The Coterie box office:
816.474.6552

 

Please Note:
- Weekend performances are Friday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.
- There is a $3.00 service charge per order for credit card purchases.
- Due to the nature of live theatre, play selection, performance schedule, ticket pricing, and casting are subject to change.
 

Spotlight Club Pass

Try Our Spotlight Club Pass and Save

A Spotlight Club Pass is like purchasing season tickets without committing to a set schedule. The flexible pass includes 10 tickets for any show in our 2015/2016 Season. You may use all your passes on a single play or spread them out over any combination of shows throughout the season. With a Spotlight Club Pass, it’s all up to you!

 

How it Works:

  • Purchase your Spotlight Club Pass online here or by calling The Coterie box office at 816.474.6552.
  • When you are ready to schedule your show(s), call the Box Office and reserve your tickets by giving them your name, performance date(s), and ticket quantity.
  • Stop by Will Call to pick up your tickets when you arrive at the theatre and then enjoy the show!
  • Once you’ve used all 10 tickets and would like to attend additional performances during the 2015/2016 Season, contact the box office to purchase another set of 10 tickets.


Benefits:

  • Flexible Scheduling - See one show or any number of shows you choose.
  • Save 40% off individual ticket.
  • Free ticket exchanges.
  • Enjoy Priority Seating – Spotlight Club Pass holders are invited to enter the theatre first to select their seats.
  • Convenient Payment Plan – Pay in 3 easy installments charged monthly to your credit card (available with phone orders only).

 

2015/2016 Season Spotlight Club Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 tickets for $100.00*

 

ON SALE NOW!
CLICK HERE to purchase your Spotlight Club Pass online now
or call The Coterie's box office at 816.474.6552
 

Please Note:
* Price does not include one-time service charge of $3.00 per order.
- Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Spotlight Club Pass holders are encouraged to call early to ensure availability.
- Free ticket exchanges require 24 hours notice.
- 2015/2016 Season Spotlight Club passes expire on August 7, 2016. Spotlight Club Pass holders are encouraged to share any unused tickets with friends or family as The Coterie does not provide refunds on unused tickets.
- Due to the nature of live theatre, play selection, performance schedule, ticket pricing, and casting are subject to change.