performing arts for kids in St. Louis

Seedfolks at COCA

Seedfolks, a "spoken musical," chronicles a diverse, immigrant community working together through struggles and triumphs. After a young Vietnamese girl plants beans in a vacant lot to connect with the memory of her father, she unintentionally creates a community garden that begins to bridge divides across her neighborhood. 

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COCA Presents: Emily Brown & The Thing

Emily Brown & The Thing is an exciting blend of storytelling, theater, original music and lots of laughs. Follow Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit on some magical adventures in this show that is perfect for audiences age 3 and up.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

DaySpring Arts & Education presents Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., performed by the students of DaySpring Arts. This is a fully realized production complete with lights, costumes, sets, and choreography. Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. tells the story of a girl who tries to make her fortune in the 1920s and finds love on the way.

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COCA Presents Into the Woods
Friday, July 26, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with Into The Woods, an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, and relevant, piece. 

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The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses tells the story of Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, who is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but tells her new classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship, and forgiveness as at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newberry Honor Book by Eleanor Estes. 

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Momentum

Momentum is a mix of cutting-edge hip hop and contemporary dance across a broad range of styles. For ages 5 and up. 

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Mad Mixtures
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Get ready for some simple chemistry fun with Mad Science! At this free workshop, preschoolers will learn simple chemistry concepts and make some modeling dough to take home.

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