CREEDE — Celebrating 34 years of bringing excellent bilingual musical theatre to schools across the Southwest, Creede Repertory Theatre’s Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT) is one of the largest providers of educational theatre to the rural Southwest, serving more than 24,000 children in over 60 communities.
YAOT’s mission is to bring high quality musical theatre to young audiences in rural and underserved communities by annually producing an original children’s show that tours throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
After the performance, each child receives an original book that reinforces the play’s themes and connects with their school curriculum.??
This year’s play is “Albert Porter: Boy Explorer,” with play and lyrics by Lojo Simon and music by Richard Rischar. Albert Porter is an ordinary kid in every sort of way. At least that’s what he thinks – until he discovers the people and stories from the past that make him exceptional. Throughout his journey he learns about the many cultures that make up Colorado’s diverse landscape: including Pueblo and Ute ancestors, Hispano explorers, and more. Travel with Albert as he adventures through time, discovering the rich cultures that weave together the contemporary landscape of the Southwest!??
To bring this year tour to a school near you contact Education Director Johamy Morales at [email protected] or 719-658-2540 x227.