October 2018 - May 2019

InterAct Story Theatre is proud to announce that we have been awarded a fourth Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), as well as grant funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, to bring InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series back to town for a season 4!

Season Four of the InterAct Story Theatre Wheaton Family Theatre Series 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 2019 with InterAct's Third Annual KidStory Theatre Festival, a celebration of writing by kids for kids.

Family Literacy Fiesta at  Wheaton Library
Feb
10
2:30 PM14:30

Family Literacy Fiesta at Wheaton Library

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Join us at the Wheaton Interim Library for an interactive Literary Fiesta as InterAct Story Theatre's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in an interactive Literacy Fiesta, bringing stories to life through creative drama ...we'll act, sing, and dance our way through favorite folk tales! In these interactive workshops, kids and adults work together to explore a folk tale or children's story, act out the stories in our own words, and maybe even make up stories of our own! 

This event is completely FREE and open to the public--but registration in advance is strongly recommended!  Workshop space is limited, and the library has set up a registration system so you can reserve your spots at the Literacy Fiesta. Last year and this January, our Literacy Fiestas were so popular that we were at room capacity and sadly had to turn people away at the door....we don't want that to happen to you! You can register your family for the Literacy Fiesta in advance by calling the library at (240) 777-0678 or by visiting in person. If you're not able to sign up in advance, please feel free to come on by... free tickets will be available (while they last) up to the program's start time.

The Family Literacy Fiesta event starts at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.. If you're in the area, please come join us at Wheaton Interim Library, 2400 Arcola Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland for a celebration of books and stories!  Best for ages 3 and up.  

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Christylez Bacon & Wytold Classical Hip-Hop Remixing the Classics
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Christylez Bacon & Wytold Classical Hip-Hop Remixing the Classics

A collaborative musical program featuring Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) and six-string electric cellist, Wytold (William Wytold Lebing). Traditional elements of hip-hop such as human beatbox, rhyming and storytelling are blended with classical compositions of composers like Bach, Vivaldi and Pachelbel. Best for ages 3 and up.

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Marian Licha A Magical Journey Through Latin America
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Marian Licha A Magical Journey Through Latin America

Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves alluring and interactive folktales in both English and Spanish, including Puerto Rican “Juan Bobo” stories, her own personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program that lifts the spirit with humor and life-lessons from the oral tradition. Best for ages 3 and up.

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InterAct Story Theatre KidStory Theatre Festival
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

InterAct Story Theatre KidStory Theatre Festival

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.

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A Family Literacy Fiesta with InterAct's Ali Oliver-Krueger
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

A Family Literacy Fiesta with InterAct's Ali Oliver-Krueger

  • Wheaton Public Library Interim Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at the Wheaton Interim Library to share the joy of stories! InterAct Story Theatre's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in an interactive Literacy Fiesta, bringing stories to life through creative drama. Join us at the Library and beat the winter blues with us...we'll act, sing, and dance our way through favorite folk tales and chase the chills away! In these interactive workshops, kids and adults work together to explore a folk tale or children's story, act out the stories in our own words, and maybe even make up stories of our own! You can register your family for the Literacy Fiesta in advance by calling the library at (240) 777-0678 or by visiting in person. Event starts at 11 a.m. Doors open at 10:45.

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Happenstance Theater Pinot & Augustine
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Happenstance Theater Pinot & Augustine

A classic, family-friendly clown duo inspired by the golden age of Circus. Pinot is the authoritarian clown in fancy clothes and white cone hat. Augustine is the appealing red-nosed bumbler who punctures his pomposity. Their show bubbles over with physical comedy, virtuosity and musical surprises from the sublime to the ridiculous: from lyrical melodies on a musical saw to pratfalls and a whoopee cushion. Best for ages 3 and up.

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Victorian Lyric Opera Company Jack and the Beanstalk
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Victorian Lyric Opera Company Jack and the Beanstalk

Victorian Lyric Opera Company presents a family-friendly adaptation of the classic fairytale set to the toe-tapping music of Gilbert & Sullivan. Little ones will love Jack’s adventures up the magic bean stalk, while parents will enjoy the witty lyrics. Both Jack and the Giant learn an important lesson about how to treat others in this happy ending performance. Best for ages 3 and up.

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InterAct Story Theatre Voytto Tech: a scifi fable
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

InterAct Story Theatre Voytto Tech: a scifi fable

An interstellar play for kids and families about bullying, conflict, and doing the right thing when the universe goes wrong. Klipp Casey travels from a planet far, far away to study at Voytto Tech, the most famous science magnet school in the galaxy. Right away, Klipp has trouble fitting in at his new school, and becomes a target for bullying. What can Klipp do? Who can he go to for help? Best for ages 5 and up.

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