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Wheaton Family Theatre Series

Season 9: 2023—2024

The Wheaton Family Theatre Series is a FREE public performing arts series for kids and families. In season 9 of InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series we present a series of interactive family events, for the Wheaton community, in theatre, dance, storytelling and world music completely FREE to the public!

 

Thanks to the partnership support of Highland Elementary School and 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. Support also provided by a grant from the Greater Washington Community Foundation.

To keep up on the latest news about InterAct’s Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season 9 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!

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The Monster at the End
of this Play

March 2, 2024 at 11 a.m. and March 3, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

A spooky forest. A mysterious letter. The worst villains in all of Fairytale Land. What could possibly go wrong? "The Monster at the End of This Play" is a lighthearted and humorous exploration of how the things we don't understand are not always as scary as they seem. Best for ages 5 and up.

by Sculpted Clay Productions

The Monsters of Seahorse Island

World Premiere of a Brand New Play by InterAct Story Theatre!

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April 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. and April 14, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

The people of Seahorse Island and the people of the Kingdom under the ocean have been at odds for longer than anyone can remember, but why? And what happens when worlds collide? This thoughtful and funny play includes lots of audience participation and is best for ages 5 & up.

KidStory Theatre Festival

A theatrical celebration of stories written by kids for kids

May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m. and May 19, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

All year long, InterAct Story Theatre artists create stories with kids, and invite them to share their epic stories with us. This May, we’re choosing some of our favorite stories written by kids over the years, as we present a series of short plays and stories performed by our InterActors. We can’t wait to see what kids dream up each year! Best for ages 4 and up.

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Past programs:

InterAct Story Theatre Presents
An Encore Performance!

Not My Monkey

October 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. and October 8, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

Everything's topsy-turvy under the big top in InterAct Story Theatre's NOT MY MONKEY.  The new circus leader is trying her best to lead her zany crew of circus folk, but there’s a new problem every time she turns around, and no one wants to pitch in or even try to get along. "Not my circus, not my monkeys!" they say. To make matters worse, the monkeys have broken loose and are wreaking havoc everywhere! How can everyone work together to catch those monkeys, when no one thinks it’s their problem to solve? And how can the community work together to stop the monkey madness? Everyone in the audience gets into the act right from where they’re sitting, becoming part of the community of performers and townspeople who need to tackle this hair-raising problem. Best for ages 5 & up.

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Luis Garay: The Passion and Inspiration of the Drum

November 4, 2023 at 11 a.m. and November 5, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

Luis Garay’s South American, Caribbean, and African rhythms is a highly educational and entertaining musical journey, introducing the audience to many exotic instruments such as the balofone, djembe, and talking drum, and also to the more familiar congas, bongos, timbales, and drum set. The audience participates throughout the performance as they learn to clap authentic rhythms from different cultures.  Best for ages 4 and up. 

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

Books Alive

January 20, 2024 at 11 a.m. and January 21, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

This January, celebrate the start of the New Year as InterAct Story Theatre’s Artistic Director, Ali Oliver-Krueger leads kids and adults in exploring a favorite folk tale together through movement, drama, and song. Everyone’s a part of the story in this Family Arts Workshop! Best for ages 3 and up.

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Dancing Our Way Through Books

led by Kelly King

February 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. and February 11, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Event held at Highland Elementary School - 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD 20902  FREE and open to the public! No tickets or registration needed.

 

Join Kelly King, InterAct Story Theatre teaching artist and founder of Contradiction Dance Theatre and The Movement Movement as 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. No prior dance training needed...just bring your body and get ready to move. What a fun way to dance away the winter blues! Best for ages 3 and up.

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