Theatre At The Center’s Theatre For Young Audiences Announces 2015-2016 Season

5272872d59ffd.preview-620Theatre at the Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, recognized for presenting exciting, fun and educational productions, is thrilled to announce their 2015-2016 season. Experience the magic of “Wonderland” with Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and more famous fantasy friends in Alice in Wonderland, a musical adaptation of the classic tale running October 8 through October 10; celebrate the spirit of the season with the elves at the North Pole Toy Shop in the holiday musical Santa’s Magic Toyshop, running November 30 through December 12; see Harriet’s Tubman’s courageous escape on the Underground Railroad in Freedom Train, running January 11 through January 15, 2016; and follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and Toto in a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz in its run from April 6 to April 10, 2016.

Don’t be late! Don’t be late for this very important date! Join Alice in this delightful musical as she journeys through “Wonderland” and encounters some of the most famous characters ever created in Alice in Wonderland, running October 8 to October 10. This incredible story is based on the original classic adventures by author Lewis Carroll and introduces audiences to the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter and more. Attending groups will have the chance to enter the Alice in Wonderland Coloring Contest and win tickets toSanta’s Magic Toyshop. Following the 11:15 a.m. performance on Friday, October 9, guests can enjoy a hot dog lunch for an additional $4.50 + tax per person.

Join the fun with Santa and his helpers in Santa’s Magic Toyshop, running from November 30 to December 12. In this merry musical, everyone is busy at the North Pole Toy Shop preparing for the holiday season. Antics abound as the elves compete to create a magical toy. An unexpected guest arrives, which leads Santa to reveal the magic in all of us. Bring the entire family to enjoy this musical that is sure to put audiences in the holiday spirit! Groups in attendance have the opportunity to enter the Santa’s Magic Toyshop, My Magic ToyContest, with the chance to win a Target gift card just in time for the holidays! Following the 11:15 a.m. performance on Monday, November 30 and December 7, and Friday, December 4 and 11, guests can enjoy a hot dog lunch for an additional $4.50 + tax per person.

See history come to life in Freedom Train, running January 11 through January 15, 2016! Freedom Train is the thrilling story of Harriett Tubman, who, at 25, made her perilous escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. She followed an escape route that soon became known as the Underground Railroad, ultimately leading more than 300 slaves to freedom. Attending groups have the opportunity to enter the Freedom Train Essay Contest. The winner will receive a $100, $50 or $25 Youth Savings Account at the Peoples Bank in Munster, IN

Join Dorothy and her friends as they follow the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz. This original musical journey, based on the writings of L. Frank Baum, will run April 6 through April 10, 2016. This search for a brain, heart and courage will delight children of all ages. Good wins out and reminds us that there is no place like home. Click your heels and relive this timeless classic! Groups attending may enter The Wizard of Oz Coloring Contest to win tickets to Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN. For an additional $12, children and families can enjoy a “Prince and Princess Party” on Saturday, April 9, featuring a number of activities including coloring, costumes, mini makeovers and more, and a buffet of chicken tenders, fries, juice boxes and chocolate sundaes from 10 a.m. to noon.

Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theatre at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN. Theatre at the Center is conveniently located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes away from downtown Chicago.

All performances are one hour. School performances are weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Story Guides are available for all productions at – Theatre for Young Audiences. Public performances are held Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon with additional performances of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. and noon. Public performance prices are only $7.50 per student and $9.50 for adults. School group prices are $6.50 per student, adult tickets are $8.00 and groups of 100 or more are only $5.50per student and $8.00 per adult. One complimentary ticket will be issued for every 25 paid students. To purchase group tickets, call 219.836.3258. For public performances, call219.836.3255 or at 800.511.1552. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit