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Imagination Players is based on the premise that participating in an arts program is an important aspect in the growth of every child. From the teamwork of being part of a cast, the discipline required putting on a production, and the confidence gained performing before a live audience, our young actors are instilled with an appreciation for the performing arts that will carry them into adulthood.

About Imagination Players

Designed to encourage teamwork, personal integrity, self-esteem, and a life-long appreciation for live theatre, Imagination Players is a year-round performing arts training program for young people ages 6 to 18. Imagination Players students participate in classes, workshops and full-scale productions. All performances are by Imagination Players students and classes are taught by professional theatrical instructors.

Price: $695.00**

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Legally Blonde JR logo

Music and Lyrics by  Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin 
Book by  Heather Hach 
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture 

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR., follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Adapted for younger performers and based on the popular movie, this show features an upbeat original score that’s sure to leave cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

 

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Jungle book kids logoMusic by  Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Lyrics by  Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Additional lyrics by  Marcy Heisler
Book adapted by  Marcy Heisler
Music adapted by  Bryan Louiselle
Music arranged by  Bryan Louiselle

On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.

 

Charlie Brown

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz

Directed by: Stephanie Butler

Musical Direction: Cody Dry

Produced by: Terri Ferguson

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, Beethoven Day and My New Philosophy, have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, such as My Blanket and Me, The Kite, The Baseball Game, Little Known Facts, Suppertime and Happiness.

anythinggoes1The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers.  Included amongst them are a gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a nightclub singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant (Elisha Witney and Billy Crocker).  It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love.  Unfortunately, she is now engaged to a wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.  After a series of comedic happenings, Billy manages to win back Hope.  Meanwhile, Billy’s friend, Reno, manages to seduce and win Lord Evelyn.  All this happens while Moonface Martin attempts to escape the law and Hope’s mother strives to maintain her social status.

Written By: P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay
Music By: Cole Porter

Zombie Prom for Dallas ChildZombie Prom

Music by Dana P. Rowe, book and lyrics by John Dempsey, based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy.

This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

Zombie Prom is directed by Terri Ferguson, choreographed by Stephanie Butler with music direction by Lynn Ambrose.

Annie Jr.!

Annie Jr.

Leapin’ Lizards! Your favorite singing red head is at KD Theatre with Imagination Players!!  The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes  center stage in ANNIE JR. With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York  City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned  her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks  decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage.  Annie finds a new home alongside Daddy Warbucks, his  personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

Music by  Charles Strouse,  Lyrics by  Martin Charnin,  Book by  Thomas Meehan

Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

Directed by Mark Guerra,   Music Direction by Lynn Ambrose

mille animationThoroughly Modern Millie

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Broadway Junior Version One Act, Book Musical, Rated G

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany new musical that has taken Broadway by storm, is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston! In New York City in 1922, young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the big city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – in a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR. is a perfectly-constructed evening of madcap merriment. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. With the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR.!

Book by  Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Music by  Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by  Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film

FFiddler on the Roof - Fiddler Jr.iddler On The Roof

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, Musical, Rated G

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Matchmaker,” to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.

Footloose

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home.

When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Music by Tom Snow | Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford | Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
One Act, Book Musical, Rated G Broadway Junior VersionBased on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron ClementsIn a magical kingdom under the sea, Ariel the beautiful young mermaid, wishes dearly to leave her ocean home to live in the world above the deeps. Her father, King Triton, forbids it. So she makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convinces Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Doug Wright

Seussical Jr.

The mischievous Cat in the Hat is back to his old tricks on the set of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! “After all those years being stuck on a page, did you ever imagine you’d see me onstage?”

SEUSSICAL is now one of the most-performed shows in America and a delight for children of all ages!

Into the Woods

is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James LapineInto the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best ScoreBest Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason). The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimmfairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding HoodJack and the BeanstalkRapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving abaker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, most likely taken from the original story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.

 

Fame Jr.
Book by David De Silva and José Fernandez
Music by Steve Margoshes
Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Conceived and Developed by David De Silva
Title song “Fame” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael GoreSet during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME – THE MUSICAL is bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.
Willy Wonka Jr.
Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse andTimothy Allen McDonald Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlRoald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The memorable score features “The Candy Man”, “Pure Imagination”, “Oompa Loompa” and ”I Want it Now”.

Oklahoma!

Music by Rodgers, Richard | Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Based on the play GREEN GROW THE LILACS by Lynn Riggs | Original Dances by Agnes de MilleRodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

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