Children’s Summer Repertory Opens July 30th at Civic Theatre

Our friends down the street are opening their Children’s Summer Repertory with two shows – The BFG and Pirates of Penzance Jr.!  Be sure and bring the whole family to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for some great summer theatre fun.

Pirates of Penzance Jr.

Before Pirates of the Caribbean, there were the dreaded Pirates of Penzance Jr.! The Pirate King’s swash often buckles, his crew is often more bumbling than bold, but, not to worry, the policeman after them are definitely their “match!” Wacky, irreverent and entertaining, this is a hilarious musical farce of sentimental pirates, befuddled policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and “the very model of a modern Major-General” – all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.

Children’s Comedy – Summer Repertory Theatre
July 30, August 1, 5 & 7 @ 7:30pm
August 8 @ 2:00pm
Click here for ticket information.

BFG (big friendly giant)

Sophie’s big brother, Guy, gives her a copy of The BFG for her birthday. When the birthday party entertainment cancels, Sophie’s family and friends would rather act out the book than just watch the “telly belly bunkum box.” Sophie, of course, plays Sophie in the story. With puppets, masks and shadow-play the story unfolds with all the delightful language of the original. Book-Sophie sees the BFG collecting dreams one evening from her orphanage window. Because “human beans” must not learn that giants really exist, the BFG “takes her away hipswitch” to his cave where he protects her from the other children eating giants. The pair realizes they must do something to save the children of the world, but what? BFG is a lovable giant tale of unlikely proportions.
NOTE: 10% of Roald Dahl’s royalties goes to help the Roald Dahl Foundation which helps UK children with brain, blood and literacy problems.

Children’s Comedy – Summer Repertory Theatre
July 31, August 4 & 6 @ 7:30pm
August 7 @ 2:00pm
Click here for ticket information.

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