2022-23 Season • A Season of Possibility



MAYBE

January 13-February 12, 2023

Recommended for ALL AGES

Based on the Book Written by Kobi Yamada
Illustrated by Gabriella Barouch
Script by Cristina Pippa
Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny
In collaboration with Escalate Dance
Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett & Ann Marie Omeish



An expansive portrayal of the endless potential in us all!

A dance-inspired, original musical about the magical, immeasurable possibilities that make up who we are and what we can do. From the award-winning author of What Do You Do with An Idea? comes the story of everything that makes us unique.


In collaboration with Escalate Theatre & Dance Studio


RUN DATES: Jan 13-Feb 12, 2023
LOCATION: Mainstage Theatre
APPROPRIATE AGES: All Ages
DURATION: Aprx 60 Minutes



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PERFORMANCE CALENDAR



January 13-February 12, 2023






“Maybe by Kobi Yamada is produced with the permission of the publisher, Compendium, Inc.”



ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES



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PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC): SUN, 1/15/2023 4PM

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE (ASL) : SUN, 1/29/2023 1PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE (AD) : SUN, 1/29/2023 1PM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (SF) : SAT, 2/4/2023 10AM




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CREATIVE TEAM



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ABOUT ESCALATE DANCE



Escalate Dance and Theatre Studio was founded in 2004 by Owner and Director, Ann Marie Omeish. Ann Marie took her love for theatre and dance and fueled what has become one of the most thriving and active dance studios in the Northwest Suburbs!
Ann Marie’s vision for the studio is to create a place where all levels, ages, and abilities were welcomed and appreciated. Escalate offers top notch training in a fun and supportive environment!


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MAYBE

RESOURCE GUIDES

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An expansive portrayal of the endless potential in us all!

Thousands upon thousands of young people receive their first exposure to theatre at Stages Theatre Company. Study guides are a great way to extend student learning beyond their visit. Our free study guides contain tons of information, ideas and activities: author/playwright biographies, notes on historical context, cross-curricular classroom activities, theatre etiquette, and discussion questions for before and after you come to see the show!


CREATIVE TEAM BIOS




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 KOBI YAMADA  KOBI YAMADA (BOOK AUTHOR)
Kobi Yamada is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of many inspiring gift books as well as the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. He happily lives with the love of his life and their two super fun kids in the land of flying salmon where he gets to see unbelievable possibilities unfold every day. He thinks he just might be the luckiest person on the planet. What Do You Do with An Idea?, published in 2013, was his first children’s book. He has since written more than a dozen more, including What Do You Do with a Problem?, What Do You Do with A Chance?, Because I Had a Teacher, She..., and Maybe.





GABRIELLA BAROUCHGABRIELLA BAROUCH (ILLUSTRATOR)
My name is Gabriella Barouch, I’m an award winning illustrator, Visual explorer, designer toys & art collector. Represented by MA world group. Since beginning my path as an artist in 2001 I’ve been fortunate to work with clients such as the French post office, Le Monde newspaper, soft Gallery fashion, Dalton winery, Penguin books, Sabon luxury products and more. I taught two illustration courses at Lehigh university (PA, USA) in 2013, was chosen as artist of the season at Jerusalem season of culture 2012 and was a lecturer at Pecha Kucha at the same year. My debuted picture book “Maybe” written by Kobi Yamada won two gold medals and was translated to over 8 languages around the world. My work was exhibited around the world and has been showcased online at My Modern Met, Creative Bloq, Aww yours, TheChildrensBookReview, Book Page, Idn, Illustration Rally, Creative Boom, Picame, The Journal, The Jealous Curator, Art Attacks, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Frame, Ycn, Ballad Of, Koikoikoi, Illustration Age, Illustrators Lounge, Trend Hunter, Partfaliaz, Lamono, Ladder And Key and more.





 SHARON KENNY SHARON KENNY (COMPOSER & LYRICIST)
Sharon Kenny writes songs and the words that go with them.  She lives in New York. Kenny's solo projects include Songs About You; (Songs About Me), Holiday Happy, My Name Is Sharon, Adjectives & Nouns (EP), and Pianocentric.  Her music has been prominently featured worldwide on television, most notably with five placements on Lifetime’s hit show, Dance Moms.  Kenny’s song "Hotel Heart" reached #68 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts; her music has cumulatively garnered nearly 25 million views on YouTube. Sharon’s theatre work has been commissioned and/or developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Yale Institute of Music Theatre, The Institute of American Musical Theatre, and Stages Theatre Company. She is an alum of ANTFest (Ars Nova), The Johnny Mercer Songwriter's Project (American Music Theatre Project), Prospect Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Lab, and Space on Ryder Farm. She has performed sold out shows to Joe's Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Gramercy Theatre, and has been a finalist for the Fred Ebb, Jonathan Larson, and Richard Rodgers Awards. As a pianist, she has played extensively on Broadway. www.sharon-kenny.com, @sharonkennymusic





 CRISTINA PIPPA CRISTINA PIPPA (PLAYWRIGHT)
Cristina Pippa is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and recipient of an Artist Initiative grant. Her play Cell Cycle is published and included in More Scenes from the Best New Plays. Amelia, a short film she co-wrote and directed, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival Kids International Film Festival, and won the Golden Gateway Award at the Mumbai Film Festival. Previous adaptations for Stages Theatre Company include Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. Avalon Theatre Company commissioned and produced her play, Little Bosnia. Her work has also been produced by companies such as The Hangar Theatre Lab, Six Figures Theatre Company, Gallery Players, Axial Theatre Company, and The Looking Glass Theatre in New York. Cristina completed her BA at Columbia University and her MFA at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where she received the Iowa Fellowship for the Arts and the Norman Felton Fellowship.







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