WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26 – Five professional children’s theatre productions by national touring companies coming this season to the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md., will be sponsored by the GEICO Gecko through a grant to the Prince George’s County Arts Council.
The Gecko will be on hand to welcome students to each midweek performance in the series. The Playhouse is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County. It is located at 5445 Landover Road in Cheverly.
The GEICO Gecko Series opens on October 3 with "Yellow Brick Road," a new bi-lingual musical version of "The Wizard of Oz" with a hot Latin beat.
Other performances in the GEICO Gecko series for students include:
- "Winter Wonderland" – a holiday twist on "Alice in Wonderland" – December 13
- "Charlotte’s Web" – a mad cap farm musical of the famous book – January 27
- "Rosa’s Ride" – about the birth of the civil rights movement – February 15
- "School House Rock Live!" – the Emmy winner as a musical – April 12 and 13
Admission for the 3,000 students expected to attend this series at the Playhouse will be given to Prince George’s County Title 1-Area 2 schools on a first-request basis. "Yellow Brick Road," "Charlotte’s Web," and "School House Rock Live!" also will present a weekend performance for area families. For more information, please contact the Publick Playhouse at 301-277-1710, or visit arts.pgparks.com.
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