BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

A Theatre for the Very Young Production
Aug 3 - 21, 2022 • Ages 0-5

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BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG - Created by Stages Theatre Company

Fill your bucket with joy and kindness!  


AGES 0-5 • WORLD PREMIERE


Our youngest audience members journey with young Maya through her day as she learns that the key to filling her own bucket is kind actions towards others. Is Maya’s bucket full or empty? Does sharing a favorite toy fill her bucket? How about giving her sister a hug? Created by Stages Theatre Company specifically for ages 0-5, this imaginative and immersive experience asks our youngest patrons to join in the discovery that a bucket full of kindness creates joy for all.

AUGUST 2022
Wed. 3 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thu. 4 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Fri. 5 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sat. 6 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sun. 7 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Wed. 10 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thu. 11 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Fri. 12 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sat. 13 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sun. 14 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Wed. 17 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Thu. 18 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Fri. 19 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sat. 20 - 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Sun. 21 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

RUN DATES: Aug 3 - 21, 2022
LOCATION: Jaycee Studio Theatre in the Hopkins Center for the Arts
APPROPRIATE AGES: Ages 0-5
DURATION: 40-45 Minutes

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Past Theatre for the Very Young Productions

 

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Photos by Fischeye Films

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ABOUT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG

Stages Theatre Company is quickly becoming a national leader in producing Theatre for the Very Young, a genre of theatre that has been popular in Europe and Australia for more than 25 years.
In this participatory, multi-sensory theatre genre for children age 18-months to 4 years and their caregivers, kids become an integral part of telling the story and are fully engaged throughout the show by professional adult actors and youth actors.
Launched in 2014 with our groundbreaking production of The Dandelion Seed, our Theatre for the Very Young productions have been met with an outpouring of interest, and are raising the bar in providing theatre experiences for the youngest of audiences.
 

CAST



In alphabetical order

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM


Full creative and production team TO BE ANNOUNCED!

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STC - Sandy Boren-Barrett
PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR - Melanie Salmon-Peterson
COMPOSER - Matt Ouren
PLAYWRIGHT - Katharine Benyo

CREATIVE TEAM BIOS


MELANIE SALMON-PETERSONMELANIE SALMON-PETERSON (Director)
AT STC: Recent credits include: Leo Lionni’s Inch by Inch, The Most Magnificent Thing, Stone Soup, Swimmy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Bear Snores On, and at FAIR School Crystal James & the Giant Peach Jr & Lion King Jr.” Favorite Play or Musical at STC: Favorite I cannot pick, but several are special to me for a variety of reasons – Stone Soup for its dedication to community service and the wonderful opportunity to perform a the Ivey Awards. Swimmy-stunning design work and a wonderful ensemble with which to create, Dandelion Seed as our first TFVY, working with Jim & Nate & Abbee to create it; Zen Shorts for its zen-like process, so peaceful and beautiful to work on; Edward Tulane for its visual beauty; How I Became a Pirate – both here and on the tour to Bath, England; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, beautiful, entertaining and so much talent. Wow, I better stop now. I could go on.

MATT OURENMATT OUREN (Composer & Musician)
Matt is a Stages Theatre Company Creative Play Academy and Conservatory teacher and appears regularly on our mainstage. He's been in Spookley the Square Pumpkins THREE times and he's appeared in and composed the music for our Theatre for the Very Young Production of Leo Lionni’s Inch by Inch. Other credits include: Fish in a Tree, The Nightingale, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Shrek The Musical, and many more.

KATHARINE BENYOKATHARINE BENYO (Playwright)
Katharine Benyo is a playwright and teaching artist focused on theater’s youngest audiences and creators. For Stages Theatre Company she has adapted SWIMMY in 2017 and ALL THE WORLD in 2019. She is a mom and an aspiring gardener.