It’s Okay to Be Different
Stories by Todd Parr
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
60 minutes, no intermission
All Ages + Lap Seats
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Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr will be adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre. For very young audiences, the hour-long production features three books from his collection.
With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. “It’s Okay to Be Different” cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, “The Earth Book” is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. “This is My Hair” is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.
Mermaid’s new show will be directed and adapted by Jim Morrow, veteran director of numerous internationally acclaimed Mermaid productions. It will feature a diverse cast and an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.
Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children. His books are available in over 15 languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy-nominated children’s television show “ToddWorld™” as well as short films for “Sesame Street.”
Sensory friendly performance! This performance is sensory friendly for youth on the autism spectrum or for those with sensory or communication needs. This performance is designed to provide a supportive and inclusive experience for families to enjoy the performance together. Please contact Karra Beach to find out more.