NEW! MTC's second annual Theater Series for Young Audiences features four Bay Area Children’s Theatre productions – Five Little Monkeys, James and the Giant Peach, Three Little Birds and Fancy Nancy, the Musical! – and one MTC production – Around the World in 80 Days. Learn more about the shows below.
TICKETS: $18 for kids under 14 | $22 for adults.
GROUP SALES: Bring your group of 10 or more to MTC and save! Call or visit our box office – 415.388.5208; 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley – to reserve tickets for your group and save big!
Around the World in 80 Days
January 10 - 18 | 10 performances only
Sat, 1/10, at 10:30am & 12:30pm*
Sun, 1/11, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm*
Sat, 1/17, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm
Sun, 1/18, at 10:30 & 12:30pm
On the very day that the bank of England is robbed, Mr. Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout hurriedly leave London in the middle of the night to circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days! Little do they know that detective Fix of the Yard is on the case and in hot pursuit…
"What a delight this is. Toby Hulse's charming adaptation of the ultimate globetrotter's tale is told in small scale – there are just three actors, on a teensy stage – but transports its young audience deep into the far-flung realms of the imagination... a resolutely cheering journey to behold!" – The Guardian
"A kinetic, boisterous, joke-fuelled treat! Travellers of all ages should hop aboard for a frantic romp." – The Public Reviews
“Spot-on humor makes the classic tale a must see.” – Hackney Gazette
“It’s a merrily entertaining trip.” – Metro
Recommended for 7 and up | 90 minutes
Marin Theatre Company production
By Toby Hulse | Based on the book by Jules Verne
*The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sat & Sun, Jan 10 & 11 because of construction. If you are coming from San Francisco, please be aware that you will have to find an alternate route:
– Golden Gate Transit bus service will be allowed to cross the Bridge.
– Golden Gate Ferry will be offering expanded service that weekend.
– The Richmond and Bay Bridges will be open.
Three Little Birds
March 7 - March 15 | 10 performances only
Sat, 3/7, at 10am, 12pm & 3pm
Sun, 3/8, at 10am & 12pm
Sat, 3/14, at 10am, 12pm & 5pm
Sun, 3/15, at 10am & 12pm
Ziggy is afraid of everything – hurricanes, mongoose and even evil spirits. He’s happy just to stay in his room. But this timid 11-year-old is in for an unexpected adventure when his tricky friend Nansi gets him out of the house and into the Jamaican sunshine. Filled with the reggae music of Bob Marley, this modern-day fairytale will fill your children with positive vibrations.
“A color-filled delight for kids” – Washington Post
FIVE STARS “An absolute must-see… Bright, joyful, lively and fun!” – DC Metro Theater Arts
Recommended for 4 and up | 75 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
Bay Area Children’s Theatre production
Music by Bob Marley | Additional music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II
Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt | Based on the story by Cedella Marley
Directed by Michael Mohammed
Fancy Nancy, the Musical!
May 23 - June 7 | 16 performances only
Sat, 5/23, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm
Sun, 5/24, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm
Sat, 5/30, at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Sun, 5/31, at 10:30am & 12:30pm
Sat, 6/6, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm
Sun, 6/7, at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 5pm
Does it glitter? She loves it! Does it sparkle? She’s thrilled. In Nancy’s play world, even words can be fancy as long as they are lonnnggg... or French! Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital—that’s fancy for show! She dreams of donning a tiara and diving into the role of an elegant mythical ocean dweller, but will she get the part?
Recommended for all ages | 1 hour, 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
Bay Area Children’s Theatre production
Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo | Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch
Based on the New York Times bestselling series by Jane O’Connor
Directed by Tracy Ward
IN THE NEWS
"We're really happy to see these high-quality children's theater productions come to Marin. Our family has made the trek to see many of the BACT productions in Berkeley, and have always had a great time. While Berkeley's not too far from Marin, we're glad to have these productions right in our own backyard now." – MarinMommies.com
"I was as impressed with The Cat in the Hat, the first play in MTC's Theater Series for Young Audiences, as my granddaughter... If the remainder of the Theater for Young Audiences season can come anywhere near the gusto of this play, I can guarantee matinee happiness." – Mill Valley Herald
James and the Giant Peach (November 2014, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Five Little Monkeys (August/September 2014, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Ladybug Girl & Bumblebee Boy, the Musical (May/June 2014, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Mercy Watson to the Rescue (March 2014, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
A Year with Frog and Toad (January 2014, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Rapunzel (November 2013, MTC Theater Series for Young Audience)
The Cat in the Hat (August 2013, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Ivy and Bean, the Musical (March/April 2013, Bay Area Children's Theatre)
Anasi the Spider, a Hip Hop Musical (March 2012, MTC Family Matinee)
TALL Tales (March 2011, MTC Family Matinee)
Animal Vs. Animal, an Aesop's Fable mashup (March 2010, MTC Family Matinee)