The Paramount Theatre welcomes the return of the Discovery Series this fall and winter, bringing highly anticipated family-friendly shows beginning in November. The series will feature three entertaining, musical and wildly popular stage presentations, including Pinkalicious The Musical, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and Go, Dog. Go!
Perfect for families with children 3 years old and up, the 2017/2018 Discovery Series is sure to capture the attention of children and parents alike with each of these unique theatrical performances. These shows, bursting with colorful imagination and wonder, will blend the fun of original songs with the magic of storytelling while gracefully imparting upon the audience some of life’s most valuable lessons. Plus, all ticket holders will enjoy participating in themed craft making and various lobby activities making bringing the family to the theatre a truly unforgettable experience.
“It is an absolute thrill to have families in the Paramount Theatre. It’s not just live performances, but a true experience — starting in the lobby — for the entire family,” says Jennifer Luck, education and outreach director at the Paramount Theatre. “We are bringing some of the most beloved stories from children’s literature to life on the Paramount Theatre stage this season. From the hilarious and treasured Go, Dog. Go! to the classic story about some pesky birds from the north, making it’s theatrical debut this holiday season, Mr Popper’s Penguins. But I’m most excited about sharing a new children’s classic, making its 10th anniversary and soon to be a show on PBS, Pinkalicious the Musical!”
Kicking off the series is a presentation of Pinkalicious The Musical, celebrating their 10th anniversary of the popular book series on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, an indulgence which lands her at the doctor’s office with an acute case of “Pinkititis” and turns her pink from head to toe. But when Pinkalicious bites off more than she can chew, it takes a whole lot of bravery and support from her family to find her true colors again.
Direct from smash-hit productions in New York and London’s West End, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is now headed to the Paramount on Sunday, December 3, 2017. This action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book tells the story of painter and decorator Mr. Popper whose dreams become reality when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out. The show is sure to captivate kids with original songs and performing penguin puppets!
The adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book Go, Dog. Go! come to life in this frolicking musical dog party on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The cast of this beloved childhood favorite has gone to the dogs — with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!
Shows in the 2017/2018 Discovery Series are available as a complete package or individually. For more information on the Discovery Series at the Paramount Theatre and to purchase tickets, call 512-474-1221 or visit http://www.austintheatre.org/family-education/discovery-series/. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/paramounttheatre and on Twitter @ParamountAustin.