Young Audience

The 2016 - 2017 Weekend Productions For Young Audiences

The Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center

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California Theatre Center's Family Series performances are on
Saturday mornings, some afternoons and some evenings from October - May each year.

Interested in weekday school morning performances? click here

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October 1, 2016*,
October 8,2016,
October 15, 2016
11:00 a.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

THE FROG PRINCE

Enjoy this popular tale by the Grimm Brothers about a vain and childish Princess who has promised to kiss a frog! At first she refuses to keep her promise, but, in time, realizes the importance of honesty and honor. Her kiss breaks the spell and transforms the frog back into a handsome Prince. Artful uses of puppetry, dance and comedy make this story “spring” to life and its audiences “jump” for joy!

Suggested for grades K-5

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The Sleeping Beauty
The Frog Prince

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

 Revel in the splendor of the Renaissance in this timeless fairy tale which pits evil against the powers of knowledge and courage. When the most unpleasant fairy in the kingdom is mistakenly excluded from the christening of the newborn princess, she casts a spell that makes the entire kingdom sleep for one hundred years.

Suggested for grades K-5

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October 22, 2016*,
October 29, 2016+,
November 5, 2016
11:00 a.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance
+ Come in costume for Halloween for a costume parade on stage after the show!

 

December 9, 2016,**
December 16, 2016**
7:00 p.m.
December 3, 2016*,
December 10, 2016,
December 17, 2016
11:00 a.m.
December 10, 2016**
2:00 p.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance
** Photos with Santa and the Elves onstage after the show!

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

Laugh when two merry elves arrive at a small village in the Black Forest to discover a poor, gentle shoemaker who clearly needs their assistance. Their kindness, resourcefulness and good deeds save the shoemaker and his wife from a bleak and unhappy holiday in this beloved CTC classic adored by both children and adults.

Suggested for grades preK-5 

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The Elves and the Shoemaker
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories

RUDYARD KIPLING'S JUST SO STORIES

Be fascinated by the brilliant language and the colorful characters in these classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, originally told to his own children over a century ago. These clever explanations of how things came to exist in the world come to life on stage in these four tales of timeless appeal: The Cat That Walked By Himself, How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Whale Got His Throat and How the First Letter Was Written.

Suggested for grades K-5

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January 14, 2017*,
January 21, 2017,
January 28, 2017
11:00 a.m.

January 28, 2017
2:00 p.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

February 4, 2017*,
February 11, 2017
11:00 a.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

ROBINSON CRUSOE

Struggle with the English castaway Robinson Crusoe, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, in Daniel Defoe’s classic adventure story. The enterprising Crusoe attempts to survive alone on what he believes to be a deserted island - at least until he meets the cheerful and helpful native he names Friday. This famous novel inspired many future castaway stories, including The Swiss Family Robinson.

Suggested for grades 3 and up

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Robinson Crusoe
I Don't Want to Go to Bed

I DON'T WANT TO GO TO BED

Observe the frustrations of a young girl who simply doesn’t like bedtime! One night she transforms this task into an active and imaginative adventure with her parents by re-enacting her favorite stories including The Three Little Pigs and The Billy Goats Gruff.

Suggested for grades preK-3 

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February 18, 2017*,
February 25, 2017,
March 4, 2017
11:00 a.m.

March 4, 2017
2:00 p.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

 

March 11, 2017*,
March 25, 2017,
April 1, 2017
11:00 a.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

THE UGLY DUCKLING

Be uplifted by the thoughtful Hans Christian Andersen story in which an ugly duckling discovers that he has become a handsome swan. This heartwarming musical production about the passage from the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity has been acclaimed by sold-out audiences throughout the USA and as far away as Japan and Russia!

Suggested for grades preK-5

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The Ugly Duckling
The Brementown Musicians
 

THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS

Delight in the Grimm Brothers story set during the California Gold Rush with songs from the era. A donkey, a dog, a rooster and a cat, who are growing older and are less useful to their masters, escape their humdrum lives and band together to seek their fortunes. This moral tale about teamwork and making life changes resonates with audiences of all ages!

Suggested for grades K-5

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April 8, 2017*,
April 15, 2017
11:00 a.m.

April 8, 2017
2:00 p.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

April 22, 2017*,
April 29, 2017
11:00 a.m.

April 22, 2017
2:00 p.m.

*indicates PostShow PlayShop after the performance

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

Experience a time long ago when there were great castles and beautiful princesses. In this zany farce, you’ll meet the Prince, his scheming cousin and the “real” Princess so sensitive and so royal that she can feel a tiny pea hidden beneath the many mattresses of her bed.

Suggested for grades K-5

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The Princess and the Pea


POSTSHOW PLAYSHOPS!

On selected Saturdays, you can stay after the show for an additional 35 minutes to join the cast for a talkback question and answer session and a demonstration or activity relating to the show!
Add this on to your ticket for the show: $8 each in advance or $10 at the door

The Frog Prince October 1, 2016 11:00 a.m.
The Sleeping Beauty October 22, 2016 11:00 a.m.
The Elves and the Shoemaker December 3, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories January 14, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Robinson Crusoe February 4, 2017 11:00 a.m.
I Don't Want to Go to Bed February 18, 2017 11:00 a.m.
The Ugly Duckling March 11, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Bremen Town Musicians April 8, 2017 11:00 a.m.
The Princess and the Pea April 22, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Family Ticket Coupons

Good for all Family Series dates. Ticket Coupons are the best deal for CTC's Weekend Family Series performances! May be used at door (if tickets are available) or exchanged in advace for guaranteed seats.
Order by 7/31/2016 and save even more!
 

Price

8 Ticket Coupon $104 (just $13 per ticket)
12 Ticket Coupon $144 (just $12 per ticket)
20 Ticket Coupon $200 (just $10 per ticket)

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Family Series Single Tickets

Advance Purchase:
$14.00
At the Door:
$16.00

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