DCPA Announces CORDUROY as Next Theatre for Young Audiences Production
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce Corduroy as the fall Theatre for Young Audiences production, based on the children's books Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman.
Last fall, the DCPA launched Theatre for Young Audiences with The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, welcoming in nearly 20,000 Denver area students, teachers and families - 79% of whom attended on a full or partial scholarship. DCPA will stage more than 100 performances of Corduroy tailored for PreK through 3rd grade audiences in The Conservatory Theatre including a sensory-friendly performance on October 22.
"Theatre for Young Audiences provides opportunities for our youngest audience members to experience live theatre for the first time," said Allison Watrous, Executive Director of Education. "Arts education allows children to connect their experiences to stories on stage and participate in activities designed to engage their imagination, critical thinking and socio-emotional intelligence."
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for Stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Allison Watrous
Oct 5 - Dec 9 | Conservatory Theatre
Corduroy has been patiently waiting on a department store shelf to find a home, and Lisa thinks he's just the teddy bear for her. But before she can convince her mom to let her take him home, he'll have to go on a late-night hunt to find a missing button for his overalls. Follow his delightfully rollicking chase in this tender, enduring story about true friendship and the lengths we go to find it. Don't miss one of the most beloved children's books of all time spring to life on stage!
Tickets will go on sale in summer 2018. To receive information on single ticket on sale, student group scholarships and class reservations, sign-up at denvercenter.org/corduroy.
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