Suggested Grades: PREK – 3 | Running time: 60 minutes

 

One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. The poor Thing just can’t get to sleep, so Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to the Dark and Scary Wood, the Whirling Wastes and beyond, to find the Thing’s cuddly, his bedtime milk, and his medicine... but nothing seems to help him settle. What’s really troubling the Thing, and will anyone ever get to sleep?  Parents and children the world over will recognize all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and this story has a gentle message that there's really no need to be scared of 'Things' in the night. Touching on themes of fear, bravery and adventure, this production has great songs, clever puppets, and characters that audiences of all ages will adore. Join us for this magical musical show, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (writer of 'How to Train your Dragon') and Neal Layton.

 

Tickets: $8 each for students, teachers, and chaperones

Reservations (beginning August 17): 480-644-6500 

Questions: boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com

 

Want to book your tickets before the rush? Come to our Educator Preview Night on August 16 for advance access to reserve your tickets!

 

Educator Resources: Coming Soon!

 

*For the safety of all our guests, adults are not allowed in the shows without children, and children are not allowed without adults. **Everyone, including lap children require purchased ticket. 

 

**DEADLINE: Final attendance numbers are required TWO (2) weeks prior to performance date. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES after deadline. You are responsible for all tickets reserved, even if tickets are not used.