Just Ask!

January 29 - February 23, 2025

A Coterie World Premiere
in co-production with What If Puppets

Just Ask!

Book by Fran Sillau
Music and Lyrics by Mark Kurtz
Based on the book by Sonia Sotomayor
Directed by Fran Sillau

As they work to create a garden, young people with different abilities are getting to know one another. Young Sonia is new, and there is something she hasn’t told the others about herself. Will they accept her? With multicultural music and joyful choreography, this world premiere musical illustrates how to “just ask” about what makes each of us unique. Just Ask! is based on The New York Times best-selling book by Sonia Sotomayor.

for everyone

Approx. Length: 70 Minutes

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Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: January 31 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: February 15 at 2 pm
  • Audio Described Performances with verbal commentary to assist patrons who are visually impaired: February 21 at 10 am and February 22 at 2 pm
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: February 21 at 10 am and February 22 at 2 pm

Find classroom resources and curriculum extensions, including lesson plans and reading lists, at coterie.edublogs.org.

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO. Just Ask! design by Yeongu Kang.

Additional funding for this production is provided by: