World premieres and pirates highlight Lexington Children’s Theatre’s 2008-09 season, its 70th year in business.
Larry Snipes has penned a script from Laura Numeroff’s If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, scheduled to run Nov. 29 to Dec. 27 at the Lexington Opera House. Vivian Snipes’ adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen will play at LCT Dec. 14 to 20.
Feb. 15 to 21, LCT makes a contribution to the Lincoln bicentennial with the world premiere of Keeping Mr. Lincoln, which the theater commissioned from playwright Sandra Fenichel Asher.
Children’s Theatre will end its season with the musical How I Became a Pirate from May 3 to 10.
The rest of the season includes some classics and contemporary favorites.
■ The season opens Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 with Eric Coble’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newberry Award-winning novel The Giver.
■ The Headless Horseman rides in for a Halloween run of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.
■ The Russian folktale Katerina the Clever plays one weekend, Nov. 8 and 9.
■ Jack and the Wonderbeans returns Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.
■ The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 takes a Flint, Mich., family to one of the most volatile times and places in American history on March 15 to 22.
For season subscription information, call (859) 254-4546 or visit the theater's website. Individual show tickets will go on sale Sept. 1.