The best children's shows place a high premium on accessibility, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this GrouponLive deal to see Wild Swan Theater productions at Towsley Auditorium on the Washtenaw Community College campus. The box office opens one hour before showtime. Choose from the following options:
For $29, you get general admission for two (up to a $62.50 value) to all three of the following Saturday morning shows:
- Frog and Toad on October 20 at 11 a.m.
- Under the African Sky on January 26 at 11 a.m.
- Jack and the Beanstalk on February 16 at 11 a.m.
For $55, you get the same three-show package as above, but for four (up to a $120.20 value).
For $15, you get general admission for two to Shipwrecked! on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. (up to a $35 value).
For $29, you get general admission for four to Shipwrecked! on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. (up to a $65 value).
Frog and Toad ––the first of three Wild Swan Theater shows staged for prekindergarten to third-grade audiences––retells Arnold Lobel’s story of two amphibian friends that young readers know from such beloved books as Frog and Toad Are Friends. The immersive story keeps youngsters on their toes with plentiful audience participation as the inseparable friends plant a garden and share a basket of cookies. Under the African Sky shares three traditional African tales with the help of a colorfully costumed cast and live music played with authentic African instruments, such as the balaphone and djembe. In a child-friendly reimagining of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, an adventurous boy climbs a magical beanstalk and encounters a humorous giant, who may or may not know the whereabouts of the kid’s long-lost father.
Shipwrecked!, for grades three through eight, recites the coming-of-age story of a heroic 12-year-old boy named Aaron Buchanan. In 1893 on the waters of Lake Huron, Aaron and his parents set sail on a schooner loaded with Christmas trees, only to find themselves at the mercy of a dangerous storm. It is left to Aaron to rescue his family and prove his courage and strength.
Wild Swan Theater
Since 1980, Wild Swan Theater has been committed to bringing the performing arts to as many youngsters as possible. The company also has an American Sign Language interpreter for every production, integrated into the performance itself. The theater also provides audio description and touch tours to visually-impaired audience members.
Wild Swan Theater
Since 1980, Wild Swan Theater has been committed to bringing the performing arts to as many youngsters as possible. The company also has an American Sign Language interpreter for every production, integrated into the performance itself. Their reach extends even further with audio descriptions and touch tours for visually-impaired audience members.