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TheatreworksUSA presents a sparkling musical revue based on popular children's books, including:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (by Laura Joffe Numeroff) When a boy shares his snack with a hungry, demanding mouse, he learns a hilarious lesson about cause-and-effect.
Amazing Grace (by Mary Hoffman) Follow young Grace as she attempts to break stereotypes in an effort to play the title character in her school's production of Peter Pan.
Borreguita and the Coyote (by Verna Aardema) The classic Mexican tale of a little lamb, or borreguita, who uses her wits to escape a hungry coyote.
Imogene's Antlers (by David Small) Young Imogene is delighted to wake up with "cool" antlers, but soon discovers that her parents and school principals do not share her enthusiasm.
Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh) The adventurous tale of a family dog who literally becomes outspoken after dining on alphabet soup.
Master Man (by Aaron Shepard) A man whose muscles are as big as his ego earns his comeuppance when he claims to be the world's strongest man in this Nigerian tall tale.
Math Curse (by Jon Scieszka) This story playfully addresses the phobia some kids have when tackling seemingly impossible math problems.
Owen (by Kevin Henkes) Owen just can't bear to part with his beloved blanket, Fuzzy - a problem, since he is about to start kindergarten. Owen's understanding mother provides a clever solution.
Excerpts from Theatreworks USA's "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books." Musical scenes by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Erik Weiner & James-Allen Ford; Kirsten Childs; Jeremy Desmon & Patrick Dwyer; Mindi Dickstein & Daniel Messé; Faye Greenberg & David Evans; Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx; Arthur Perlman & Jeffrey Lunden. Directed and Choreographed by Kevin Del Aguila. Video features members of the 2006 Off-Broadway cast at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City: Farah Alvin, David A. Austin, Nick Blaemire, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Aurelia Williams, Carla Woods.