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Wheaton Family Theatre Series

Season 6: January through May, 2021

The Wheaton Family Theatre Series is a free public performing arts series for kids and families.Season 5 of InterAct's Wheaton Family Theatre Series was cut short due to our public health emergency. Theatres and live performances are as of yet not open, and so we needed to get creative to bring the Series to life for Season 6.  As sad as we are not to see everyone in person, we've embraced the challenge to be creative and have found a whole new way to celebrate theatre for kids and families in Wheaton.

 

Thanks to the partnership support of Highland Elementary School and their PTA, Connecticut Avenue Estates Civics Association, Wheaton Hills Civic Association; support from a plethora of community members; and funding from Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Nora Roberts Foundation, and individual and corporate donors, we are proud to present our lineup for our new, virtual Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season Six!

To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series and get reminders about our next program dates, join our mailing list. We also invite you to check out our past seasons by clicking on any of the season buttons!

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, or to obtain additional information, please contact InterAct Story Theatre by email at info@interactstory.com or by phone at (301) 879-9305. Requests should be made by at least two weeks in advance of the event. 

KidStory Theatre Festival @Home! A theatrical celebration of stories written by kids for kids

KidStory Theatre Festival

@Home!

May, all month long

This year's KidStory Theatre Festival runs all month long! Throughout the month, InterAct artists share their interpretations of some of the fabulous stories written by kids for kids in our KidStory Theatre creative writing and drama program.

 

All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE and open to the public! Each program will stream on our Facebook page at and our Youtube channel each Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning May 8.

Enjoy a new video short every week through June 12!

THIS WEEK: May 15 - Madison and the Bakery
May 22 - Flower and the Golden Treasure
May 29 - Cozytown Town Hall
June 5 - Mr. Gumpy and the Animals Go to Pineapple City
June 12 - Bubblepop I, Space Rescue Mission

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A Family Literacy Fiesta!

Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2021

Join us as we launch Season 6 and celebrate the new year with a virtual online family fiesta of storytime fun! InterAct Story Theatre’s director Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together online, through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s part of the story in this literacy fiesta! Suitable for ages 3 and up.

A live interactive virtual program
led by InterAct’s director
Ali Oliver-Krueger

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I am Human! Dancing with Change

Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7

We all know how to dance with change - we do it with every single step we take. We adapt to the conditions of the ground, momentum, and direction with our every move. So let’s get up on our feet and dance! In this virtual dance workshop inspired by the book “I am Human—A Book of Empathy”, Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of The Movement Movement, brings us together during this time of change...through books and dance! We'll dance our way through this heartwarming book and create a dance just for us as we move through the world with empathy and dance with change. This event is sure to get you up and moving to chase away those winter chills! Suitable for ages 5 and up.

A Dancing Through Books Workshop led by Kelly King

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The Magic Tree

Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7

A funny, uplifting story adapted from a Zambian folk tale, performed by actor and teaching artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price. The animals of the grasslands are in terrible trouble—it hasn’t rained in ages, and everyone is hungry and thirsty! Their only hope is to find out how to get the fruit from a mysterious magic tree, but they must journey across the land to learn how...and they have to remember the secret on the long journey back! Suitable for ages 3 and up.

performed by Khaleshia Thorpe Price

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Saturday Mornings in April

April 3: Puppets with Penny

InterAct artist and puppeteer extraordinaire Penny Russell will be giving a short introduction to different puppetry styles, with some suggestions for building your own puppet! Bring stuffed animal or puppet of your own.

A different fun and fab virtual program each week!

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Saturday Mornings in April

April 10: Kpanlogo: A Ghanaian Dance for Children

During this workshop, InterAct artist Erica Washington, will explore with kids and families song and movement in a recreational dance that comes from the Ga people of Ghana, West Africa.

A different fun and fab virtual program each week!

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Saturday Mornings in April

April 17: Songbuilding

Join veteran InterAct artist Nancy Krebs for a fun, music-filled event! Learn about some of her instrument 'friends' and have fun singing along!

A different fun and fab virtual program each week!

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Saturday Mornings in April

April 24: A Magical Journey into the World of Juan Bobo

InterAct artist and Puerto Rican-born actor and storyteller Marian Licha weaves stories and song together as she introduces tales of the foolish and delightful Juan Bobo, taking kids and families on a magical journey rich with humor and Latin American folk traditions.

A different fun and fab virtual program each week!

 

Previously this season: