Synopsis:

Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

 

Cast: TMC Youth Theatre Ensemble

 

Production Dates:

 

Friday, December 8th

Saturday, December 9th

Friday, December 15th

Synopsis:

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

 

Cast: TMC Youth Theatre Ensemble

 

Production Dates: TBD

 

SPRING 2018

Synopsis:

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

 

Cast: TMC Youth Theatre Ensemble

 

Production Dates: TBD

 

SUMMER 2018

THERE'S A COQUI IN MY SHOE!

 

Synopsis:

Based on the hit Children's Book, There's a Coqui in My Shoe! (International Latino Book Award Winner-Best Educational Children's Book-English) is a distinctive and delightful story celebrating Puerto Rico's national treasure, the Eleutherodactylus (El-oo-thear-oh-dak-till-us) coqui (co-kee). It splendidly captures, in breathtaking illustrations, the vibrant color, culture, flora, and fauna of the island. A young boy named Armando surprisingly discovers a coqui in his red shoe. Carlito the Coqui is lost and cannot find his way home to the rain forest. Armando befriends Carlito and anxiously waits for the following day to accompany his mother, Lola, to sell their pushcart of piraguas (snow cones) to the Puerto Rican children.

 

The storybook is full of yummy tastes, bright colors, and dramatic sounds, and Puerto Rico's cultural importance is described in the scenes and places mentioned such as El Yunque National Forest, El Morro, Old San Juan, Casa Rosa, and the white, sandy beaches. In There's a Coqui in My Shoe!, the author presents to children an educational and entertaining lesson, not only in this elusive amphibian, but also in the environmental, geographical, historical, and cultural references of the island. She cleverly incorporates these elements into the story and features some of Puerto Rico's most famous people who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities such as Rita Moreno, Jose Feliciano, and others. In addition, children will be amused with finding hidden objects throughout the illustrations. Viva Puerto Rico!

 

CAST:  Adult Theatre Ensemble

Director:  Roberto Negron

 

Production Dates: September 2018

Synopsis:

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

 

Cast: TMC Youth Theatre Ensemble

 

Production Dates: TBD

 

FALL 2018

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