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Geared toward children and their families, performances may include an opportunity for children to talk afterwards with the cast or receive take-home programs filled with activities, art projects, fun facts and games!


The Hundred Dresses

July 2014
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        10
7 p.m.
11
7 p.m.
12
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
13
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
14 15 16 17 18
7 p.m.
19
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
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2 p.m.
5 p.m.
21 22 23 24 25
7 p.m.
26
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
27
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
           

By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
Based on the book “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes
Directed by Rives Collins

July 10-27, 2014
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater (directions)

Back by popular demand, THE HUNDRED DRESSES returns to the Wallis Theater for an encore summer engagement following its successful sold out run this past fall. Wanda Petronski -- the new girl at school -- claims to have 100 beautiful dresses at home – despite wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Classmate Maddie Martin joins the rest of the kids at the elementary school in teasing Wanda for speaking strangely, having a funny last name and living in the wrong part of town. When the teasing gets out of hand, Maddie is faced with a tough decision. 

THE HUNDRED DRESSES is published by Harcourt Children’s Books, an imprint of Houghton Muffin Publishing Company.

Join Rives Collins and the cast for a talkback discussion about THE HUNDRED DRESSES following the 5 p.m. performances on July 19, July 20, July 26, and July 27.

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$10 general public

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KIDS BRAVE AND TRUE:  An Evening of Songs and Stories with Rives Collins

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater

Join master storyteller and Northwestern faculty member Rives Collins for an evening of songs and stories that celebrate the hero in all of us.  Complementing the themes addressed in the summer encore production of THE HUNDRED DRESSES, this evening of storytelling will showcase the breadth of human compassion and courage across generations for children old and young alike.

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$5 general public


PRINCESS POWER: A DISNEY CONCERT CELEBRATION

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Saturday, August 2, 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 2 p.m.
Ethel M. Barber Theater

This magical afternoon illustrates the amazing journey that the Disney Princess has taken since the introduction of Cinderella in 1950, singing about how “Someday My Prince Will Come” to The Little Mermaid’s Ariel (1989) singing about “…bright young women, sick of swimming, ready to stand, to Frozen’s Elsa (2013) deciding that it’s time to stand on her own and “Let It Go!”   Over the past sixty years, these strong princesses have come to represent a rainbow of cultural backgrounds and show young people that they can take charge of their lives and not sit and wait for their dreams to come true!

$15, general public, NU/FS, Seniors
$10, NU Students and children under 12

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