Theatre for the Very Young at The Atlas

Drumming with Dishes, the first production in the Atlas' "Theatre for the Very Young" series


Last fall, the Atlas Performing Arts Center launched “Theatre for the Very Young,” a presenting series specifically geared toward children ages 1 – 5.  Featuring performances from Washington-based theatre companies and artists experienced in making quality theatre accessible to the youngest audiences, the Atlas aims to engage children in the magic of theatre through song, simple stories, movement and imagination. Performances are interactive, presenting theatre in a playful environment that promotes learning and cognitive development.

Big applause for the show!

I posted about the first offering in the series, Drumming with Dishes, a whimsical, non-verbal, interactive adventure from Arts on the Horizon.  I took Sasha to see the show about celebrating friendship and finding new ways to make music in the kitchen, and we both found it delightful (okay, she didn’t use that exact word, but that’s how I would describe her reaction). The setting was cozy and inviting, the actors performed on a level that children could comprehend, and the music was serene but captivating.

Needless to say, we’re really looking forward to another production by Arts on the Horizon coming to the Atlas later this month as the next installment in the Theatre for the Very Young Series.  Out of the Box uses music, sounds, and gentle interaction to follow a young girl as she discovers all the possibilities in box can hold.  The show will run March 20-25, and tickets are $8. You can win a pair of tickets to see the show – see below for details on how to enter.

Beyond that, there will be one more production in the series this season.  Imagination Stage will present Aquarium April 16-22. Young audiences will enter a world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a “let’s pretend” sky. Mild music, beautiful puppets, and imaginative props welcome both children and adults into the magical, interactive realm. Tickets for the show are also $8.

Tickets for all upcoming performances can be purchased online through the Atlas website or at the Box Office.  The Atlas Performing Arts Center is located at 1333 H Street NE.

GIVEAWAY: Want a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Out of the Box at the Atlas?  Simple leave a comment on this post. To be eligible, you must like Atlas Performing Arts Center on Facebook and KidFriendly DC on Facebook (let me know that you did). A winner will be drawn at random at the end of this week.  Good luck!



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24 Responses to Theatre for the Very Young at The Atlas

  1. Anna

    Would love to win tickets. I like Atlast Performing Arts Center and Kid Friendly DC on facebook.

  2. Steph

    My kid’s would love to see this show. I liked Atlas and Kid Friendly DC on Facebook.

  3. Vanessa

    My fingers are crossed!

  4. Jackie

    We love the Atlas shows. I liked Atlas and Kid Friendly on FB!

  5. Susan

    Loved the first show.
    I liked Atlas and KFDC.

  6. Nicole

    Would be delighted to win tickets.

    Have also liked you and Atlas on FB.

  7. Theresa

    Sounds like a fun show — thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Ann Robertson

    Loved out of the box and would sure love aquarium

  9. Sameena

    Love the Atlas! So excited for programming for the under-6 set! I liked Our Kids and Atlas on FB (though I think I already did!)

  10. Sameena

    Sorry–that would be liked Kid Friendly–you’re the reason I have not paid for an Our Kids membership–I read your weekend activities posts every week to decide where to take the kids that weekend!!

  11. We heart Atlas and loved Drumming with Dishes. We already liked you, but we also liked Atlas on FB.

  12. Fun! Would love to win tickets to see the show. It will be Baby Spice’s first trip to The Theataaaaaaah.

  13. Stacy

    Pick us Please!!
    I really want to go to Atlas and see what it’s all about. My boy loves to dance and is so curious. I think this would be a great event for him. I “like” you on FB (have for a while)!

  14. Mark

    Would love to take my daughter. I live Kid Friendly and Atlas on FB.

  15. Jess

    My daughter would love to see this show! Fingers crossed 🙂

  16. How fun! We just took our daughter to see A Snowy Day at Adventure Theatre–she looooved it! Would love to get her to this as well…Also I liked your blog on facebook! ; )

  17. Michelle

    Always fun ideas here. Thanks for the tip and hope we’re the lucky ones 🙂

  18. rink

    Sounds wonderful!

  19. Kay

    We would love to see this! Also liked Atlas and your site.

  20. Julie

    What a great give away! Fingers crossed. Liked Atlas and your website on FB.

  21. Supna

    we would LOVE to win tickets to this! my daughters would absolutely love it!
    we LOVE your site! Like you on facebook

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  23. MK Burke

    Just moved to the area and looking forward to attending your events in the near future!

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