The Grand 1894 Opera House to Present Theatreworks USA's SKIPPYJON JONES, 10/9
The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Theatreworks USA's production of Skippyjon Jones, Thursday, October 9 at 10am. Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and recommended for audiences ages 4 and up, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams.
Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale... Anything BUT a Siamese cat!
His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed, Skippyjon's wild imagination takes over again as he catches his reflection in a mirror. "Holy guacamole," Skippyjon exclaims. "My ears are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a Siamese cat - I am a CHIHUAHUA!"
And not just any Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent, and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico! But when the local pack of chihuahuas is terrorized by the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will Skippyjon be a 'fraidy-cat or the top dog?
The Harris L. Kempner Children's Series at The Grand is supported in part by donations to The Grand's Permanent Fund in Mr. Kempner's memory. Additional support is provided by the following: Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust, Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation, The Commodore Hotel on the Beach, Jamail Galveston Foundation, Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Marathon Petroleum, Permanent Endowment Fund Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Target, Saltwater Grill, Bush and Associates and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Student group rate is $5 per student with advance payment. One complimentary chaperone ticket is provided for every 18 students. For more information about this and other performances scheduled, please contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District and is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.