The Tailor of Gloucester at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 21

The Tailor of Gloucester at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 21

Midweek Matinee
A Beatrix Potter Christmas: “The Tailor of Gloucester”

Thursday, December 21, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

When the mayor orders a cherry-colored coat for his Christmas wedding, the poor Tailor of Gloucester works his fingers to the bone. All goes well until the tailor realizes he lacks the piece of twisted silk needed to sew on the final button. But it is Christmas Eve, that one blessed night when animals are granted the gift of speech. Simpkin the cat and the house mice become steadfast friends and work together to complete a coat that leaves the bedazzled Mayor—and them—speechless for a miraculously happy ending on Christmas Day.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: Art, Folk Tales, History, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music, Mythology

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

A Christmas Carol at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 12

A Christmas Carol at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 12

Midweek Matinee
A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 12, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge’s stone-cold heart change to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Christmas with Santa at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 5

Christmas with Santa at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 5

Christmas with Santa

Tuesday, December 5, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The spirit of the most wonderful time of year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy packed with sing-along holiday songs. Two zany and lovable elves, Scrunchie and Bangles, have accidentally misplaced some of Santa’s presents. When Santa finds out, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with.

Recommended for grades Pre-K-3

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing)

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 29

Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 29

Midweek Matinee
Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer, and Prankster

Wednesday, November 29, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Meet the greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person! Help Thomas Edison recreate some of his most famous experiments and learn some secrets that will help you every day when you try to solve problems or become frustrated by mistakes.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: Mathematics, Science, U.S. History

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 14

Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 14

Midweek Matinee
Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People

Tuesday, November 14, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The rich heritage of the First Nations comes alive when Dovie Thomason shares an intertribal sampling of animal stories from her Plains Apache and Lakota ancestors. The imaginative tales often answer questions children have about animals (“why do bears hibernate?”) in stories that teach proper values and behavior, and capture tots’ attention.

Recommended for grades K-5

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more