The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to offer a wonderful holiday Children’s Theatre performance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center from 10:00-11:00am on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Florida based theatre group Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth will present Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Rocket Skates, a musical version of Mary Mapes Dodge’s 1865 novel set in the future. The program is appropriate for all ages, but best suited for grades K-8. Schools, daycares, community groups, families, and individuals are welcome to attend. Tickets are $2 per child with accompanying adults admitted at no charge. Parking is free.
In Hans Brinker and the Quick-Silver Rocket Skates, the audience follows Hans as he uses his engineering ingenuity to invent Rocket Skates to beat the clock and help his ailing mother. Songs like “Make the Connection” inspire viewers to find their own direction and become creative thinkers. This show is perfect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) initiatives. The production combines literature, music, theatre, character education, and science.
Husband and wife team Don & Noel Gruel founded Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth in the summer of 1995. With their mission of bringing the art of theatre to children and families, Don and Noel tour throughout the U.S. presenting their creativity to performing arts centers, schools, libraries, museums, and festivals. Each season Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth produces five to seven original shows and gives over 250 performances annually for more than 70,000 audience members. Visit www.atlantic-coast-theatre.com to learn more or to download a Study Guide for the performance.
The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is located at 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418. Groups of 10 or more are asked to reserve space in advance. Seats fill up fast, so reserve early by calling the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843.740.5854. For reservation forms, directions, or information on additional programs and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the city’s website.