For many of us parents, the end of August signals cooler temperatures and back-to-school. The new school year means new friends, new teachers, new opportunities. The onset of autumn also means a new routine and schedule for our kids; an opportunity to try new things and experience new places. Personally, I refer to the fall as birthday party season, as so many of these celebrations seem to be squeezed into Saturday afternoons in between soccer games and dance lessons.
As you are planning your fall and beyond, please consider a season of tickets to the 2017-2018 season of the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater series. Season tickets are available now, and at $42/person for 5 shows, they are truly a great value*. I’ve been taking my two children to these shows since they were both small enough to fit on my lap together to get a better view. They are so affordable for the giggles, smiles, and enjoyment that they bring. Tickets make great gift for your own children, grandchildren or anyone on your shopping list. And, season tickets make a perfect early holiday gift.
The Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series presents award-winning, professional theater for young audiences ages 3 and up. Each performance runs about 60 minutes. With silly jokes, favorite story book characters, jaw-dropping acrobatics, whimsical creatures, and catchy songs, kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this series full of fun for the entire family! It is easy for you to incorporate theater into your family’s schedule as most shows have performances Downtown and travel around the region for a performance in your neighborhood. The variety of performance times allow for naptime options and activity adjustments.
The lineup for the season includes adaptations from favorite children’s books, musicals, and circus-inspired performances.
Starting off the series in November 2017 is an acrobatic comedy, Trash Test Dummies. The actors in Trash Test Dummies are skilled circus performers that can trash talk with the best of them, showcasing a stunning array of jaw-dropping acrobatics, juggling and stunt work.
Start out 2018 with a story based on your child’s favorite Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua, Skippyjon Jones. The hilarious Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Up next in February 2018, is a show filled with acrobats and colorful imagery – Carnival of the Animals. The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea who tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way through many wondrous worlds. This show is a Byham Theater exclusive and gives your family a chance to experience the lively Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh.
In March 2018, Dragons Love Tacos and other stories come to life onstage. This musical revue will feature Dragons Love Tacos and other popular stories, including Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days (stories subject to change.)
Wrapping up the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater series for the season is The Rainbow Fish, May 17-20 at the Byham Theater. The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this adaptation of the award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. This finale of the season is part of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival held every May in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Purchase season tickets today, available in Downtown, Butler, East, West, North, and South packages.
As another option, Children’s Theater Membership benefits, including exclusive meet-and-greets with performers and priority seating, begin at the $100 Partners Membership level. You and your family can play a role in bringing outstanding children’s programming to Pittsburgh. Join today.
In addition to Season Ticket packages and Membership packages, flex tickets are also now available. Purchase Flex Vouchers ($10/person/show) in advance and save money over single ticket prices! Flex tickets are vouchers that can be exchanged for any available performance and venue during the 2017-2018 Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series, 2017-2018 EQT Bridge Theater Series, or 2018 EQT Children’s Theater Festival. Lap passes for children under 2 can be added at the time of flex redemption (and of course, are free).
We hope to see you soon at a show.
*Season ticket package prices reflect the face value of your tickets, all discounts, district fee and any applicable taxes. Additionally, each order will be charged a $3 service charge.