MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS, 2/08

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS, 2/08

Just how far should a picky kid go to avoid eating yucky food? That's the dilemma for the young hero of "The Monster Who Ate My Peas," an original musical to be presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre Saturday, February 8 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny, poignant story of young Danny, a boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears beneath his kitchen table, Danny is ready to make a deal if the monster will make those dreaded peas disappear. First the monster demands his soccer ball and then his bike. The third request ramps up the stakes, as the monster demands that Danny part with something he holds most dear. Now it's time for Danny to define his values and assert his strength.

Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2014, ArtsPower is one of America's preeminent nonprofit producers and presenters of professional theatre for young and family audiences. Since its inception, ArtsPower has created close to 30 original musicals and dramas, many of which are based on highly-respected books for young readers. With over 750 performances annually, ArtsPower has amassed an audience of more than 12 million people in 47 states.

Tickets are $10 for children and seniors, and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333.

Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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