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Stages Theatre Company presents INCH BY INCH, a Theatre for the Very Young Production

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH  –  Theatre for the Very Young

AUGUST 7 – 25, 2019   (AGES 5 & under)

GROUP TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Tickets are $12 each

**Lap Passes are available for Children 0-1 year ONLY.**

OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
WORLD PREMIERE

Our Theatre for the Very Young Series continues this August with our world premiere of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott winning book, Inch By Inch. Our youngest theatre goers will be immersed in the whimsical and sweet story that dares to ask, “Can a song be measured?” Our littlest patrons will meet up with our winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun. They will then help him cleverly solve the dilemma of how to measure the song of the hungry nightingale.

 LEARN MORE ABOUT THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG

RUN TIME: Approximately 45 MINUTES with no intermission. Check back closer to opening day.

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. MORE


CAST

Anja Arora (Toucan), Jenna Dierke (Hummingbird), Mia Dougherty (Nightingale), Lucy Dreher (Toucan), Emily Huggett (Inchie), Emily May (Pheasant), Alanna Nyberg (Flamingo), Tanner  Odd (Heron), Matt Ouren (Musician), Lilie Rankin (Robin), Jon Schumacher (Hummingbird)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, STAGE MANAGER – Emily Sullivan, PLAYWRIGHT – Katharine Benyo, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, COSTUME ASSISTANT – Keegan Mahin, COMPOSER & MUSICIAN – Matt Ouren, SET DESIGNER & TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Stacey Palmer

DATES + SHOWTIMES

GROUP TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Tickets are $12 each

**Lap Passes are available for Children 0-1 year ONLY.**

Wednesday, August 7 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 8 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Friday, August 9 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Sunday, August11 – 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 14 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 15 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Friday, August 16 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 17 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 18 – 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 21 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 22 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Friday August 23 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Saturday, August 24 – 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 25 – 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM

MUSIC

A sneak peek teaser of music from Stages Theatre Company’s production of Leo Lionni’s Inch by Inch. Music composed by Matt Ouren.

PHOTOS + VIDEOS


Featuring our 2016 original production of TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR.

MORE COMING SOON!


ABOUT THE SHOW:

COSTUME DESIGN

by designer STACEY PALMER

SET DESIGN

SET DESIGN RENDERING for LEO LIONNI’S INCH BY INCH

AN INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG

Make the Most of Your Experience at the Theatre!  Check back for updates.

In this section you will find:

  • SHOW BACKGROUND – See below
  • TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW

TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW

SHOW BACKGROUND

MEET THE DIRECTOR:

MELANIE SALMON-PETERSON (DIRECTOR) – AT STC: “Wow – I have done a lot of jobs here; teaching, house management; volunteer coordination, stage management, props design, production management, directing, touring.  I’ve been the production manager for well over 100 shows, many more in our partnership with FAIR School.  In the past few years, I’ve directed 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.

LEO LIONNI   (AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR)   Leo Lionni gained international renown for his paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, and sculpture, as well as for his books for children. He was born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1910 of Dutch parents, and although his education did not include formal art courses (in fact, he has a doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa), he spent much of his free time as a child in Amsterdam’s museums, teaching himself to draw.

Lionni’s business training gradually receded into the background as his interest in art and design grew. Having settled in Milan soon after his marriage in 1931, he started off by writing about European architecture for a local magazine. It was there that he met the contacts who were to give him a start as a professional graphic designer. When he moved to America in 1939, Lionni was hired by a Philadelphia advertising agency as an art director. Later he became design director for the Olivetti Corporation of America, and then art director for Fortune magazine. At the same time, his reputation as an artist flourished as he began to exhibit his paintings and drawings in galleries from New York to Japan.

Lionni launched his career as an author/illustrator of books for children in 1959. Originally developed from a story he had improvised for his grandchildren during a dull train ride, Little Blue and Little Yellowwas the first of what is now a long list of picture books. In his career, Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.

Leo Lionni also played piano, flamenco guitar, the sitar and the accordion. He died on Oct. 11, 1999, at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.    Courtesy of www.randomhousekids.com

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni. © 1960, © renewed 1988.

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni, is produced with permission of Ann Lionni

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