Friday Funday: Interactive Theatre 2015-16

Friday Funday: Interactive Theatre 2015-16

Now that the kids are back in school, I bet you are wondering “what fun things can I get the tots interested in?” 


The Des Moines Playhouse offers a fun program for children ages 4 to 6 years old called the Interactive Theatre. This is a perfect activity for preschools, child care centers, homeschoolers, kindergarten classes and families, and more!

Each month the kids will dramatize a favorite story using their imaginations  and costume pieces and props they find in the Magic Trunk. The children will learn a special Clubhouse pledge, secret handshake, and will have to listen for the word of the day!

There are three different time slots available each month

  • 9:30 am
  • 10:45 am
  • 1:30 pm

The first interactive theater is Friday, October 2nd! Check out all the dates and stories for each month, below!

The Princess and the Pea
Oct. 2, 2015
Only a true princess would be able to feel a pea placed under a stack of 20 mattresses. Will the Princess pass the test?

The Emperor’s New Clothes
Nov. 13, 2015
The vain and foolish emperor loves to show off the newest trends to his people. When two scoundrels weave a suit of cloth so light and fine it looks invisible, only a young boy has the courage to say what everyone is thinking: The Emperor is in his underwear!

The Little Engine that Could
Dec. 11, 2015
Who will take the Christmas presents to the children on the other side of the mountain? When everyone else refuses, the smallest of all the engines volunteers to help. Can she do it?

The Snow Queen
Jan. 15, 2016
When the mirror shatters, it turns everything into a frozen wasteland. Can the Snow Queen’s icy heart be thawed with the love of a child?

The Mitten
Feb. 12, 2016
A young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing. As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

Mar. 4, 2016
Rapunzel has been locked away in the tower by the witch. Will she be rescued, or can she rescue herself?

The Brave Little Tailor
Apr. 8, 2016
Can one little tailor use brains instead of brawn to get the best of some goofy giants and a crafty king?

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
May 13, 2016
A naughty boy has played one too many tricks on his parents. What happens when they don’t believe him anymore?


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!