This August, “Baby” Theatre Makes Its Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Debut with PlayPlay! Theatre’s “Uh-Oh!”

When Peanut was a baby, I wished there were interactive theatre experiences. While we’re beyond that stage now, many of my friends aren’t and I think it would be a pleasant field trip for them. After all, anytime you can get rid of the “mommy uniform” and dress in something that isn’t stained and smells of spit-up.

Theatre Charlotte is making those dreams come true for the tired, the bleary eyed and the perpetually sleepy.

This August, “Theatre for the Very Young” makes its Children’s Theatre of Charlotte stage debut with PlayPlay! Theatre’s “Uh-Oh!” (August 16-20). This perfect first theatre experience is designed to be engaging and developmentally appropriate for ages birth-3.

Written and performed by local company PlayPlay! Theatre, “Uh-Oh!” is a simple story of work, play and those “uh-oh!’s” that happen every day. Using stimulating sights and sounds and very basic words and narrative, the actors engage little ones, ignite their curiosity and encourage creative play. Children are free to move, make noise and generally act their age while exploring new environments and experiences.

For this intimate production, audience members will be seated on the stage of the Wells Fargo Playhouse and will interact with props and other elements from the show. The performance includes both pre- and post-show activities, offering an hour of wonder and delight that might even change the way you play with your child.

Performance times and dates are as follows:

Tues., August 16 10:00 am (SOLD OUT)
Tues., August 16 Noon
Wed., August 17 4:00 pm
Wed., August 17 6:30 pm
Thurs., August 18 10:00 am
Thurs., August 18 Noon
Fri., August 19 4:00 pm
Sat., August 20 10:00 am (SOLD OUT)
Sat., August 20 Noon (SOLD OUT)

Performances will be held in the Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th Street. All tickets are $12, and tickets must be purchased for all audience members, including infants. For tickets to the production, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org. One act; recommended for ages birth-3.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


 Lisa Frame has been blogging since 2002. Mommyality is where she tells it like it is. Real life parenting for real parents. No warm fuzzies here, just the shell shocked adventure of a Momma raising a tween boy in a suddenly smelly world. Read more from this author


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