by Beth Amann, Managing Director, Monumental Theatre Company
Do you have a little one that you want to introduce to the magic of theater? We have the perfect show for you!
Monumental Theatre Company will present a workshop of the new children’s musical Dress Up Day. This musical follows a spunky first-grader who discovers that all her friends have the same plans for their school’s dress up day. The young protagonist, Genevieve, embarks on a quest to find out who she truly is. With songs like, “Martha Graham” and “Every Kid Can Be A Princess,” the kids explore their individuality and find the perfect costume.
Need more convincing? Here are the top 5 ways that Dress Up Day is the perfect introduction to theater for children.
Dress Up Day:
- Teaches positive self-expression.
Kids these days are surrounded by influencers—both positive and negative—which can impact the ways in which they see themselves and the world. Dress Up Day shows kids that being true to themselves is one of the best ways they can make a positive impact in the world.
- Helps kids learn to communicate about complex topics.
In this musical, three friends have to find a way to communicate with each other about their wants and needs. Their experience is important and valuable in showcasing how kids can navigate diverse viewpoints and experiences of life.
- Gets them started early with theater.
It’s never a bad thing to plant the seeds early! A developmental reading is a great opportunity to get kids excited about what is possible on the stage. With a talkback after each show, the kids can ask questions about how the show was created and how they can start telling their own favorite stories!
- Is affordable.
Tickets are $12 for all shows, making Dress Up Day an economical choice for a weekend of fun.
- Is FUN.
At the end of the day, theater is a great source of entertainment and relaxation. Shakespeare and Sondheim might not be the best starting point for our smaller friends. We think Dress Up Day will make kids more eager to partake in performing arts in the future because it’s a story that 4 to 10-year-olds can directly relate to.
Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now.
Dress Up Day is a family-friendly production starting March 2, 2019 at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival and continuing with two additional performances at the Ainslie Arts Center on the campus of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on March 16 and 23, 2019. Tickets can be purchased online.