The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council is pleased to present three performances of
February 23, 2017
10:00am*, 12:15pm* & 6:30pm**
McMahon Memorial Auditorium
801 NW Ferris Ave.
While recommended for grades PreK - 3, this
production will delight the entire family!
This production is approximately one-hour in length.
The production is presented by the award-winning
Lawton Community Theater – celebrating their 65th year!
The journey begins when Peter Rabbit, unlike sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, follows the advice of his tummy (and his cousin, Benjamin) versus the advice of his mother. Everyone (and we mean everyone!) knows that you stay out of Mr. McGregor’s garden. However, Peter and Benjamin still venture into a world filled with excitement, adventure, and scrumptious vegetables! The thrills are just beginning when the angry farmer spots the silly bunnies. This sparkling musical is filled with delightful tunes that will delight the entire family.
*10am & *12:15pm
Special Daytime Performances
for Schools Only
Performance for the Entire Family
General Admission tickets are $5.00!
Children ages 2 years and younger are admitted FREE!
Ticket Sales Begin Monday, January 9
The ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 12noon and 1 to 4:30pm. Call 580-581-3472 for more information on purchasing tickets for the evening public performance.
The project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from the McMahon Auditorium Authority, Lawton Community Theater and the City of Lawton allows Lawton Arts & Humanities Council to offer this special rate.
For more information about the
Lawton Community Theatre, visit http://lct-ok.org
*** The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides approximately 500 grants to almost 250 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov. For more information, visit www.arts.ok.gov.
Student Performance Project History
Since 1975, the Student Performance Program brings live theatre to school age students.
Each year, the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council works to find a theatre production company that offer shows geared for only elementary school students and available for daytime shows.Key to the selection is that the show is based on a popular book with connections for classroom curriculum such as Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family.
Because the special day-time performances sold out easily, the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council decided to include an evening performance that was open to the public. Ticket rates are low which allows families, grandparents and others to have an affordable evening out with their children.
Attending live theater enhances literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to studies over film presentations. Students who attend live performances are better able to recognize and appreciate what other people think and feel. For many students, this is their first opportunity to experience professional theatre in a performing arts center.
Past presentations include Theatreworks USA's "Peter Pan", "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Just So Stories", "Junie B. Jones", and "Curious George".
Call the Arts & Humanities Division for more information at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.