2019 Season

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

February 11-15, 2019   **  Grades 3-6  **  by Lifeline Theatre Company, Chicago IL

This dramatic play about Ivan the Gorilla is based on the Newbery book by Katherine Applegate, which is on many 'Battle of the Books' lists. The real Ivan spent 27 years in a small cage in the B&I Circus Store in Tacoma until public outcry resulted in his move to Zoo Atlanta. The story, from Ivan's point-of-view, describes his friendship and conversations with Bob the dog and Ruby the baby elephant. Ivan tells how a girl befriends him and helps him become an artist.

 

PENGUIN GOES TO FLIGHT SCHOOL

March 4-8, 2019  **  Grades 1-3  **  by VITAL Theatre Company, New York NY

The colorfully illustrated book "Flight School," by best-selling author Lita Judge, inspired this charming musical play adaptation. Penguin wants to learn to fly like Owl, Pelican and Seagull, but his body is built differently. Flamingo, the teacher, is very encouraging and helps Penguin find a solution. The simple story can be a basis for science lessons about various birds and principles of flight. The play emphasizes teamwork and supporting one another.

3 PIGS

March 18-22, 2019  **  Grades 1-3  **  by StoryBook Theater Company, Kirkland WA

Three very different little pigs learn the importance of following directions and listening to the advice of elders, while dealing with the crafty wolf. This local Northwest performing company is an OJP favorite, with detailed costumes, songs with great harmony, and a music director who plays original scores onstage at her keyboard. This lively, often wacky, interpretation of a classic story is fun for young audiences biut with a second layer of humor appreciated by older students and adults..

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

April 29-May 3, 2019  **  Grades 3-6  **  by Enchantment Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

This is an original adaptation of a classic fantasy story by Norton Juster, filled with humorous wordplay and opportunities for Language Arts lessons. (Book on NEA Teachers' Top 100 list.) A boy, Milo, passes through a mysterious tollbooth and finds himself in a peculiar world, where he is tasked with rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason. He travels through Dictionopolis, Digitopolis, the Island of Conclusions and Mountains of Ignorance. The company uses puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects and original music to bring the story to life.

Performances at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Reservations made directly through OJP. These are not public shows.

For information about the shows contact Kris Bartruff, krisbartruff@comcast.net

For school seating contact Karen Edwards, edwards1home@comcast.net

For homeschool reservations contact Cathy Heryford, myherd@comcast.net