In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories! In our February Fiesta, we'll explore a kid-friendly folk tale through creative movement and dance. Kids get to practice reading skills while moving, dancing, and sharing stories with our families and friends. What a fun way to dance away the winter blues!
InterAct Story Theatre presents
Wheaton Family Theatre Series —Season 3!
October 2017 - May 2018
InterAct Story Theatre is proud to announce that we have been awarded a third Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County's (AHCMC), as well as grant funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, to bring the InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series back to town for SEASON 3!
Season Three will kick off on October 21, 2017 with the premiere of a brand new play by InterAct Story Theatre, and will include a variety of performances and family literacy events throughout the year, including theatre, music, dance, opera and story theatre. The season will culminate in May 2018 with InterAct's Second KidStory Theatre Festival, a celebration writing by kids for kids.
EVENTS FROM WHEATON FAMILY THEATRE SERIES SEASON 3
October 2017 - May 2018
InterAct’s first-ever children’s opera! Seymour Barab’s funny and sprightly one-act opera delights youngsters as we follow Little Red Riding Hood’s merry jaunt through the woods to Grandmother’s house. Join us for InterAct’s fresh take on this classic children’s opera...and watch out for that sneaky Big Bad Wolf! Best for ages 4 and up.
Capoeira Angola is a unique Afro-Brasilian art form that draws from dance, martial arts, music, and stories of distant lands. But it’s more than that--it’s a cultural doorway into the world of others both like us and different from us! Shker Brown and the Dancing Warriors mesmerize audiences with Capoeira Angola’s acrobatic choreography and transport students across the Atlantic Ocean to learn about this unique culture. All ages.
A theatrical celebration of stories by kids for kids! All year long, InterAct Story Theatre artists create stories with kids, and invite kids to share their epic stories with us. This May, we’ll choose the best of the best and transform them into short plays, musical numbers, and vignettes performed by our InterActors. Last year’s KidStory Theatre Festival was a smash...we can’t wait to see what kids dream up this year! Best for ages 3 and up.
In our Literacy Fiesta programs, kids and adults join together in a celebration of books and stories! In our January Fiesta, we'll chase away the chills by exploring a kid-friendly folk tale as actors--playing drama games, sharing a storytelling experience together, acting out stories in our own words and even making up a new story to share! Everyone gets into the act with InterAct Story Theatre's teaching artists in this engaging and fun frolic with books.
Zulu, Gumboot and Street Dances from South Africa
Courtesy of Artivate
Dance your way to the tip of the African continent! Experience three different African cultures through dance, from traditional Zulu village dances through modern moves with a South African flair. Founded in 2003 by native South African dancer Lesole Maine, the company has performed to acclaim throughout the U.S. and locally at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Smithsonian and area schools. All ages.
The world premiere of our brand new play for young audiences! The tiny mountain town of Avalanche, California is rocked with controversy: how can they balance the need for progress with taking care of the environment? And how can they even talk about it when everyone is mad at each other? Can they come together to save the town--before the mountain comes tumbling down? Inspired by Montpelier Elementary’s Grand Prize winning story at InterAct’s 2017 KidStory Theatre Festival. Best for ages 5 and up.