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KC Parent named Theatre for Young America’s current production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie starring Noelia Rothery and Coleman Crenshaw one of it’s Top Picks for October.

Excerpts from Kristina Light’s review below:

Laura Joffe Numeroff’s “If you…” popular Children’s Series keeps kids laughing. Fans of the series will love “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” at Theatre for Young America.


If you take a child to a “good” children’s show it will hold their attention without fidgets and wiggles. If you take a child to a “great” chidlren’s show it will set the entire audience into roars of laughter and leave the children talking about the performance all day long…. and then they’ll want to tell daddy all about it… and then they’ll want to tell grandma… and then they’ll want to tell their aunts… and then they’ll wake up the next morning wanting to see the show again…. and that is just what happened at my house after attending opening day of Theatre for Young America’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”


The show is full of good old-fashioned physical humor and slapstick. The creativity of the cast played out well and with each stunt the mouse pulled, the children roared with laughter.


If you’re looking for fun entertainment for little ones this fall, consider an outing to TYA’s “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”  We recommend this show for early elementary and preschool children.

For the full review at KC Parent click here.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie runs through November 12th at the H&R Block City Stage on Level B of Union Station.  Showtimes vary, but 10am Tuesdays-Fridays and 1pm on Saturdays will always get you there for a show.  For tickets and showtimes visit Union Station Ticketing.


The Tradition Continues…

THE BLOOMSDAY GAZETTE — It was 16 years ago on another June 16 that a group of puzzled participants first celebrated Bloomsday at the used book store of the same name in Brookside with a 24-hour reading of ULYSSES.  In addition, that midnight, Sylvia Stoner, fresh from Skidmore College, directed the first staged reading in K.C. of Professor Opitz’s play.

The early readers were an enthusiastic crew of volunteers who struggled with the words and blushed mightily at the content.  Despite widely varying degrees of talent, it was a huge success.  Gradually over the years, the enthusiastic amateurs have given way to some of our region’s finest professional performers.

A  special thanks this year goes to Kip Niven for assembling the wonderful cast, to Nancy Wormington and Renata Rea, executor director and assistant director of the Irish Center, and to the Kansas City Irish volunteers and barflies who never fail to show when needed.

— Tom & Nancy Shawver, Bloomsday Books

The Day’s Events

•9 a.m. Marathon Reading of Ulysses, includes traditional Irish breakfast
•4 p.m. Joyce to the World, documentary of the 100th Bloomsday celebration
•5:30 p.m. Bridget Driscoll Dancers with live traditional Irish music
•7 p.m. The play Bloomsday: Dublin, June 16

Admission, beer and refreshments are free, but donations to the Irish Center are appreciated.


More information about Bloomsday, Joyce and all manner of Irish bawdery below the break.

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