The 75th anniversary of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte kicks off on Thursday with “A Sick Day for Amos McGee.” Adapted for the stage from the award-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this play is a part of The Kindness Project. Families will marvel at puppets created by the Theatre’s own Resident Designer and Crafts Specialist, Magda Guichard while being reminded about the importance of friendship. Click here for tickets and information.
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee” is just one of the showstoppers on tap in an anniversary season that includes: “Annie” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” which will also include in-person celebrations
For the first time ever, “Annie” will be performed at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte directed by Tony Award-winner Corey Mitchell. The musical will feature 23 young actors that will take the stage including two Annies. Anaiah Jones and Emma Griggs join the legacy of the beloved comic character coming to life on stage. To celebrate opening weekend and the Theatre’s birthday, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will host the 75th Season Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. Families are invited to enjoy unique performances, balloon twisting, face painting, food trucks, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, and more.
The fun continues with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.” A staple in the community during the holiday season, this show will have families laughing and crying together. The musical runs from Nov. 18 to Dec. 22.
Mike Wiley also returns this fall with a limited run of “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart.” The interactive play written and performed by Wiley highlights the triumphs and struggles of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in a play that will engage and inspire.
For more information about Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s 75th season, please visit www.ctcharlotte.org.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte creates exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world. For 75 years, the organization has provided professional, imaginative productions and inspiring education offerings to families and children of all ages. With year-long programming, whether on stage or in the classroom, there is always something to discover at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. To learn more, visit ctcharlotte.org or call 704-973-2828.