This post is brought to you in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Are you guys ready for the next season of Children’s Theater?
Our family certainly is. My kids are STILL talking about our trip to MasterChef Junior Live! and can’t wait to go back to the theater. I’m excited to be able to bring you some free tickets to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust show of your choice in celebration of 50 years of Children’s Theater in the city!
The winner will be able to pick one of the following shows, and will receive four (4) free tickets.
Walk Two Moons
While driving cross-country with her grandparents in search of her mother, 13-year-old Sal meets many eccentric characters. None more so than Phoebe – Sal’s best friend and the main character in the stories she tells to entertain her grandparents. Phoebe’s story bursts with wild conspiracy theories of her own missing mother, which helps Sal confront her own loss. But with a deadline looming, Sal might not make it in time to reunite with the one person she wants to find most. Follow this moving adaptation of the award-winning novel by Sharon Creech about family, identity, and coming-of-age.
Judy Moody & Stink
Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, be prepared to go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with Judy Moody and Stink, the dynamic sister and brother duo. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
My childhood plus my children’s childhood times outer space plus Ms. Frizzle equals we will be there.
Will you be joining us?
An Elephant in the Garden
1945. Dresden, Germany. Two children and their mother flee falling bombs during World War II. They aren’t alone, though. An adorable elephant from the zoo named Marlene becomes an unlikely family member. Along the way, this extraordinary quartet of refugees meet a Canadian officer cowering in a barn, a school choir on the run and their Countess savior who is harboring them from the Nazis.
This story of family, elephant, friends and enemy-turned-ally illustrates the importance of love, resolve, and hope in wartime and anytime. Party based on a true story, an Elephant in the Garden is an adaptation from the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of over 100 books including War Horse, Private Peaceful and Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
How cool does this one look? It’s a shame it’s only in town for one day, but all the more reason to catch it while it’s here!!!
Diary of a Wombat
The children’s book this play is based off of is super highly decorated and very popular in Australia. I love how the Children’s Theater series gives our city the opportunity to expose our kids to art from different countries!
Last year, when we went to Leo, I wasn’t sure how my kiddos were going to handle a show without dialogue. It turns out they were super engaged–especially when Leo started drawing his own reality into existence.
I’m excited to take them to Pss Pss this year for similarly unique experience!
Save on Children’s Theater Tickets
I’m super psyched that I get to giveaway tickets to readers thanks to the Trust! But I unfortunately know that not everyone can win — at least not every time!
But everyone can save each and every time they go to the theater. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Children’s Theater offers two packages that can help you save.
You can get a Flex Pass, which is a voucher that allows you to go to any show that’s not sold out. You just show up day of with your voucher and you’re good to go! By using a Flex Pass, you’ll save $1/ticket.
If you buy season tickets, you can get tickets to five different shows for $10/ticket. They’re usually $12, so if you’re buying for a family of four, the season tickets will save you $40.
Ticket Giveaway: Pick Your Show!
And now, to the part you’ve been waiting for:
Here’s how it works: You use the widget below to enter. The widget randomly selects a winner. That winner gets four (4) free tickets to any of the above shows!
This giveaway runs through 11:59p on October 28, 2019.
There will be more giveaways; we’ll have one for each individual show, including a couple more over the next few weeks! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you don’t miss any of the giveaway goodness!
Best of luck, all!