Tuesday, January 08, 2019

From Page to Stage: The Hundred Dresses – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), invites you to attend From Page to Stage: The Hundred Dresses – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of The Hundred Dresses, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. Children, aged 7 to 12, will learn how stories come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT The Hundred Dresses production on February 16 or 17, 2019.

Wanda Petronski is the new girl in town. Her Polish accent and single faded blue dress set her apart, but she insists she has one hundred beautiful dresses at home. Her disbelieving classmates tease her mercilessly until one day, Wanda’s desk sits empty. A musical based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses is a powerful and timeless story about bullying, friendship, and forgiveness.

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop. To register online, click the location links below.

Schedule of workshops:

East Lake Branch Library: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Avondale Regional Branch Library: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
West End Branch Library: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Five Points West Regional Branch Library: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

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