The Lexington Children’s Theatre announced its 2012-13 season this week, including its summer family musical.
The season features several shows written by LCT staff, including the world premiere of producing director Larry Snipes’ adaptation of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and artistic director Vivian Snipes’ The Tallest Tale Ever Told. The year also includes the couple’s adaptation of Aesop’s Fables and education director Jeremy Kisling’s Why Mosquitoes Buzz.
Here’s the complete lineup.
July 26-29: Seussical The Musical. Auditions are 1 to 5 p.m. May 26 and 27 with callbacks 6 to 10 p.m. May 29 and 30 at the theater, 418 W. Short St. Call (859) 254-4546, Ext. 310, to schedule auditions.
Sept. 16-23: Oz, by Patrick Shanahan, based on the book by L. Frank Baum.
Oct. 21-28: Wiley and the Hairy Man by Suzan Zeder.
Nov. 4-11: Tom Sawyer, based on the book by Mark Twain, adapted by Larry Snipes.
Nov. 24-Dec. 2: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, based on the book by C.S. Lewis and dramatized by Don Quinn. Performed at the Lexington Opera House.
Dec. 9-16: Aesop’s Fables, adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes.
Jan. 27-Feb. 3: Why Mosquitoes Buzz, based on the African folktale and dramatized by Jeremy Kisling.
Feb. 24-March 3: Pinkalicious, based on the book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, with music by John Gregor.
April 20-28: The Hundred Dresses, adapted from Eleanor Estes’ book by Kentucky native Mary Hall Surface.
May 5-12: The Tallest Tale Ever Told by Vivian Snipes.
Season subscriptions are available now for $31.50 for three plays, $50 for five plays and $85.50 for all nine shows. Single-show tickets will go on sale Sept. 1. The dates given are for public weekend and evening performances; go to the Lexington Children’s Theatre Web site, or call (859) 254-4546 for tickets and information on school day performances.
The 2011-12 season finale, Goodnight Moon, continues this weekend. Read Candace Chaney’s review.