THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Pittsburgh, PA - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Theater Series, a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Subscriptions are on sale now for the 2019-2020 season which includes five family-friendly shows taking place throughout the Cultural District and the Western Pennsylvania school district.
Season Tickets (starting at $50) are available at TrustArts.org/Kids. This season includes riveting stories of adventures from outer space to the deep sea, featuring favorite characters and new friends who will take audiences on a magical journey! Subscribers can play a key role in bringing outstanding children’s programming to Pittsburgh, and can enhance their benefits through Partners membership. Visit TrustArts.org/Support to learn more.
Interviews with artists and creative team available upon request.
2019-2020 CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
Judy Moody & Stink
Nov 17 - 24, 2019, Byham Theater and suburban locations
Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, audience members of Judy Moody & Stink will go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with the dynamic sister and brother duo. The story follows Judy whom after seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper decides she wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship. Recommended for ages 3+.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Jan 5 - 12, 2020, Byham Theater and suburban locations
Based on the popular book series turned TV show, The Magic School Bus makes its way to Pittsburgh. Watch as Ms. Frizzle saves the day as her and the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium. The group is blasted into outer space for an otherworldly adventure and face both old and new rivalries who threaten to tear the students apart. Recommended for ages 3+.
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Feb 23 ,2020, Byham Theater Exclusive!
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites viewers to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination come together to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Recommended for ages 3+.
Diary of a Wombat
Mar 22 - 29, 2020, Byham Theater and suburban locations
A production of Monkey Baa Theatre Company, Diary of a Wombat tells the story of Mothball, an Australian wombat in search of shelter and food creating chaos in her wake. Based on the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Recommended for ages 3+.
May 16, 2020, Byham Theater
Part of the 2020 EQT Children’s Theater Festival
Join the mischievous Doodle POP! duo as they experience an exciting adventure in an ocean world they imagine and create while on stage. What will happen to them in this beautiful but scary watery world, as will they try to return a turtle doodle to the sea safely? Recommended for ages 3+.
The Children’s Theater Series, celebrating its 50th birthday for the 2019-2020 season, presents award-winning, professional theater for young audiences ages three and up. 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 town. Visit TrustArts.org/Kids for more information.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. TrustArts.org | @CulturalTrust on Facebook · Instagram · Twitter