Last Friday evening, SquishyTown Asylum (NBYT’s not-so-new improv troupe) helped to announce the theater’s sixth season during a hysterical improv performance. Audience watched improv skits about the formation of a band named “Our Town,” a world crisis surrounding car horns that wouldn’t “honk,” and the dark side of Winnie-the-Pooh’s honey addiction. Here are the true details of the productions for NBYT’s 2015-16 season!
An adaptation based on characters in A.A. Milne’s classic books Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six (a nod to NBYT’s sixth season).
Adapted by Kristin Sergel, Based on the Books by A.A. Milne
Little Kids on Stage – November 2015
A Christmas Carol
A large-cast original adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic featuring dozens of roles for children and young teens.
Adapted by Rae Johnson, Based on the Book by Charles Dickens
Kids on Stage – December 2015
A Musical Revue
A Broadway musical revue, the details of which we can’t really announce yet—because Teen Company members themselves will help to plan it beginning this summer!
Teen Company – February 2016
Penny & the Pirates
An original play, by the writers of Unlocked: The True Story of Rapunzel, about a young girl who joins a band of pirates!
Written by Anthony DePoto and Matt Austin
Little Kids on Stage – April 2016
A “quackingly good” adaptation, by the writers of new music for Broadway’s Mary Poppins, of one of the most beloved fables about the challenges and victories of being different.
Book by Anthony Drewe , Music by George Stiles, Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling
Kids on Stage – May 2016
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama often described as “the greatest American play ever written.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the story follows the residents of a small town through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”
Written by Thornton Wilder
Teen Company – June 2016
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
A young performers’ version of the Broadway spectacular, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, of the classic fairy tale of an unlikely friendship and romance.
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton
Summer Musical – July 2016