Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH – Theatre for the Very Young
AUGUST 7 – AUGUST 25, 2019 (AGES 0-5)
OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
Our Theatre for the Very Young Series continues in August 2019 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.
GROUP TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS PRODUCTION
RUN TIME: Approximately 40 MINUTES with no intermission. Check back closer to opening day.
THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG
DATES + SHOWTIMES
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
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
- MEET: The Cast, Crew & Creative Team
- WATCH: A sneak peek video of the show – Coming Soon!
- PLAN YOUR VISIT
- DIRECTIONS & PARKING
- WEATHER RELATED INFORMATION
- READ THE BOOK. Compare & contrast the book with what you see on stage.
MEET THE DIRECTOR: Coming Soon!
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 Yellow was 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