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 starts this October, 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 2019 with InterAct's Third Annual KidStory Theatre Festival, a celebration of writing by kids for kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.