We are excited to offer you the following options when booking a Rags to Riches performance for the 2016-2017 Season. If you’d like to sponsor a show, please contact Melody Peters for more information.
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January 4th-June 10th
In this adaptation of the Grimm Fairy Tale, a young couple is expecting their first child. The wife craves the delicious and leafy lettuce”rapunzel,” from a nearby garden. When the husband is caught stealing the rapunzel from the garden, that belongs to a witch, he must give up their first child in exchange for his freedom. The witch raises the girl,”Rapunzel,” and locks her in a tower, where only the witch can get in and out by climbing on the girl’s golden hair. Alone and sad, Rapunzel sings to herself and it is this habit which attracts the young prince who becomes her true love. Join us as we find out what happens when the witch discovers their secret.
Caught in the Web
January 8th-June 10th
Discover three spider tales namely,”Ananse and the Talking Melon,” “Ananse and the Moss Covered Rock,” and “Ananse Goes Fishing.” Ananse the trickster tricks Tembo the Elephant into believing that he has a patch of talking melons when he is caught eating a rather tasty melon. The Moss covered rock that he finds is magical and Ananse uses it to trick the animals out of their food. Ananse is caught, however, and loses all of the food he hoarded. When Ananse goes fishing with Turtle, he thinks he can trick Turtle, but Turtle knows Ananse’s tricks and so he tricks Ananse into doing all the work. Join us to experience these fun spider tales!
The Disenchanted Dragon
January 14th-June 10th
Samantha, a shepherd’s daughter, is known far and wide for her book learning and so, when a dragon shows up in a cave on the hill where her father’s sheep graze she decides to go meet the dragon. She finds that he is really an actor who has been playing the dragon for years “from here to Timbuktu!” This “dragon” would rather write poetry, tell stories and sing songs. Percival has fallen out of the enchantment he was put under and simply does not want to play the dragon any more. Samantha devises a plan to allow him to stay!
Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences is thrilled to announce our 2017-2018 Season! Download the 2017-2018 Season Brochure and make plans to schedule a performance for your group or school.
- Jack Tales
- Old Aesop’s Tales
- Puss in Boots
- The Gingerbread Boy (Dec. only)
- The Flying Ship
- Another Strand in the Web
- Little Red Riding Hood
To Be Announced