Express Children's Theater presents Children's Hilltop Festival
Express Children's Theater produces a series of four plays suitable for the little ones in your clan. Each production has an important message, so bring along your family for entertainment that happens to educate.
July 23 - Dream of Doors
This new production focuses on the struggle of several iconic figures from the Civil Rights era who are engaged in the movement to open doors of human opportunity for everyone. Four doors on stage symbolize equality, justice, education and jobs. The story is the journey to open each door, which will test the endurance and self-determination of those involved. This musical odyssey is written by Thomas Meloncon.
July 24 - Three Billy Goats Gruff
All the three billy goats want to do is get across the bridge so they can eat the grass on the other side, but there's a grumbly, grouchy, bully of a troll under the bridge who is determined not to let them pass. They do finally get across, and even make a new friend in the process. The musical production is by Kevin M. Reese.
July 25 - Legends of Wind and Fire
The Quest for Fire, How Winter Was Born, Tring-Tring & Kai-Kai and Why Penguins Can't Fly are the myths and legends of the native American people from Argentina to Brazil. Told by a Mapuche Indian and her cousin and brought to life by a cast of animal characters, these tales are rich with music, culture and lore. This bilingual English/Spanish production is written by Edith Pross.
July 26 - The Ransom of Red Chief
O'Henry's literary classic comes to life with this hilarious musical adaptation. This is the story of two crooks who plan a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap the very energetic son of a local banker. But the kidnappers get much more than they bargained for with the rambunctious Red Chief. Written by Patricia Barry Rumble.