Buddy follows the journey of a young
African-American orphan as he searches for his father. Clues kept
in a suitcase lead him to adventures in Depression-era Michigan,
where he finds community among a group of jazz musicians and,
ultimately, an unexpected sense of home. Performances are
Jan. 12-Feb. 24, 2013.
Based on the book by Gary D. Schmidt, performances are 10 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays from Jan. 19-March 2
(no performances Jan. 26-Feb. 2). Recommended for children 9 and
The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy
afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The
Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this gray day--but will Sally
and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? Performances
run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.
When happily ever after isn't what he expected, the Frog Prince
heads out for a new adventure. While searching for his true
amphibian self, he meets witches from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty,
Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Performances
run Jan. 26-June 9, 2013.
This third installment continues the marriage of classic
literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts
along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin
reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate
critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and
laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct.
29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a
matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and
the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the
University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance
examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to
family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June
A new respite care program offers
free childcare for children with special needs. The program is free
for all families. No affiliation with the church or any church is
required.Facilities specific to children with special needs
include: wheelchair access, quiet room, sensory wall, playroom,
nursery, accessible restroom and changing table.Volunteers are
trained with sensitivity and knowledge to care for children with
autism, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, speech
and language impairments, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and
developmental/cognitive disabilities. There is a place for any
child affected by special needs, as well as their
siblings. Childcare is provided from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday
evenings. Children may be dropped off and picked up at any time
during this period. Parents are welcome to spend time in the
facilities to observe, meet other parents, or connect with
volunteers. To register, email or call Amy Giacalone, email@example.com.
Interactive play group with caregivers and children of all
abilities in an inclusive setting. Program focuses on social
interaction, fine and gross motor development and sensory
After school programming for kids with special needs that
includes a healthy snack, arts and crafts, physical activity, and
Programming promotes appropriate behavior and interaction for
tweens and teens with special need, utilizing the 5-point scale,
social stories and other visual aides to increase socialization.
Ideal for individuals with autism.