Riverside Children’s Theatre 2009-10 Season

VERO BEACH — Riverside Children’s Theatre has announced its calendar of activities and performances for the September 2009 to May 2010 Season.   Haunted House:  Riverside Children’s Theatre’s annual ghoulish event with scares and surprises in store for ages 5 and up.  This year’s themes are “Horror High” and “Scary School Yard.”  Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Oct. 23,24 & 30 @ 5:30-9:30 p.m.;  Oct. 25 @ 5 – 8 p.m.  Costume Parade for ages 3 to 7 Oct. 24 @ 4 p.m;  Tickets $5 & $8;  (772) 231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. “The Nightingale”:  The Hans Christian Andersen tale about the emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real Nightingale will be presented by Riverside Children’s Theatre’s Touring Company.  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Nov. 7 & 8 @ 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets $6;  (772) 231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. Festival of Trees:  The annual celebration of the holiday season with displays of decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread village, boutique items and more to benefit Riverside Children’s Theatre. Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Nov. 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Tickets:  Adults $7 & Children $3;  (772)234-8052;  riversidetheatre.com. Festival of Trees Gala Preview Party:  Cocktail reception, entertainment and the first opportunity to view the displays and participate in the Festival silent auction.  Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Nov. 20 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.;  Tickets $150 per person or $75 Junior Ticket (35 and under);  (772)234-8052;  riversidetheatre.com. Festival of Trees Family Night:  A special event for families to enjoy the Festival of Trees, featuring an interactive scavenger hunt for children, a pajama fashion show, story time, cookie decorating and more.  Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Nov. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.;  Tickets $35 Family of 4;  $10 each additional person;  children under two free.  (772) 234-8052;  riversidetheatre.com. “The Jungle Book Kids”:  Presented by a new Riverside Children’s Theatre program, Schoolsical, the jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic.  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Dirve, Vero Beach;  Dec. 2 & 4 & May 7, 11 & 13 @ 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.;  Tickets $8;  (772) 231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. “Snoopy!!!”:  Based on the world renowned “Peanuts” comic strip, “Snoopy!!! Is the musical sequel to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  All of the endearing characters are present – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock and, of course, Snoopy.  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 @ 7:30 p.m.;  Dec. 27, 28, 29 & Jan. 2 & 3 @ 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets $8;  (772) 231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. “Fantastic Mr. Fox”:  A hilarious tale of ingenuity and trickery by children’s author Roald Dahl pits three farmers against cleaver Mr. Fox.  Guess who wins out?  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  Feb. 26 @ 10 a.m.;  Feb. 26 & 27 @ 7:30 p.m.  Feb. 27 & 28 @ 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets $8;  (772)231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. “Fabulous Fable Factory”:  Presented by the Riverside Children’s Theatre Touring Company, this updated retelling of Aesop’s Fables features some of his most favorite stories including “The Ant and the Grasshopper,”  “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  March 20 & 21 @ 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets $6;  (772)231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. “Pinocchio”:  Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Riverside Children’s Theatre with their musical adaptation of the classic, “Pinocchio.”  Missoula actors will be joined on stage by as many as fifty local children in a rousing family show.  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  March 27 @ 1:30 & 4 p.m.;   Tickets $8;  (772)231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.”:  Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s “Mulan.”  A heart warming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit, the score includes favorites like “Reflection” and “Honor to Us All.”  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  April 16 @ 7:30 p.m.;  April 17, 18, 24, 25, May 1 & 2 @ 1:30 p.m.;  April 23 & 30 @ 10 a.m.;  Tickets $8;  (772) 231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. Spring Dance Festival:  Presented by Riverside Children’s Theatre’s Dance Conservatory, a festival of dance not to be missed!  Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  May 20 & 21 @ 7 p.m.;  Tickets $6;  (772)231-6990;  riversidetheatre.com. Spring Fiesta… a celebration of the performing arts for kids:  This annual event features theater, music, clowns, mimes, hands-on activities and more, geared to ages 4 and up.  Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse & Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach;  May 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;  Free;  (772) 234-8052;  riversidetheatre.com.

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