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Public Performances of ‘Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical’ Added in West Hartford

Playhouse on Park’s 2018 production of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL. Photo by Rich Wagner

Playhouse on Park’s Touring production of ‘Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical’ will be held at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford on March 17.


Playhouse on Park is thrilled to present their first ever touring production, “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” (Book by Melvin Tunstall, IIII, Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and Original Concept by Douglas Lyons).

The Mandell JCC in West Hartford is hosting two public performances on Sunday, March 17 at the Herbert & Evelyn Gilman Theater. A sensory-friendly performance will be held at 1 p.m., followed by an afternoon performance at 4 p.m. For tickets, call 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org.

“Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

About the Tour: Playhouse on Park is taking “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” on the road and bringing it to schools, libraries, community centers, senior living facilities, and more through Playhouse Theatre Academy’s LITERATURE ALIVE ON THE ROAD Program. LITERATURE ALIVE is an opportunity to extend the classroom and experience live, professional theatre through Playhouse on Park. “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” is recommended for grades K-5. As part of the experience, the following will be provided: a study guide to prepare students for the production; a professional from Playhouse on Park will travel to your school and lead a workshop for students, teaching them about elements of the production; a post-show Q&A with the cast.

To book “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical”at your school, email education@playhousetheatregroup.org or call 860-523-5900 x16. To learn more about Playhouse Theatre Academy’s offerings, visit www.PlayhouseTheatreAcademy.org

For more information or tickets to the public performances of POLKADOTS, call the Playhouse on Park Box Office at 860-523-5900 x10 or visit www.playhouseonpark.org.

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