Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series brings its touring productions to the Lackland Performing Arts Center. October 3 through October 5, CSC will present a different children’s show each day including: Miss Nelson is Missing, School House Rock Jr., Live!, and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. The Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series (YAS) is part of the professional Centenary Stage Company's mission to serve the region's youth with dynamic performances and workshops throughout the year offering stage adaptations of beloved classic children's literature.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets and more information are available online at centenarystageco.org or by calling the box office at 908-979-0900
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (by Melvin Tunstall, III, Douglas Lyon, Greg Borowsky) follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the "Squares Only" small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily's quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.