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February 18 - March 1
Children Storytime Seating $8
Adult Storytime Seating $17
All Chair Seating $27

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About the Play

The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can
by James Still
directed by Benjamin Hanna
October 9 - 27, 2019 & February 18 - March 1, 2020

the magic of make-believe

A beloved story comes to life in front of your eyes as a young brother and sister, with nothing but their toy box and their own imaginations, invent a train full of friends and a big, big hill to get over. Making up the story as they go along, the two create a cast of colorful characters who try and try again until they have reached the other side of the hill. Introduce your children to the joyful experience of live theatre and the creativity of play.   

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 65 minutes, including pre- and post-show activities

The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can is an imaginative story that is appropriate for all ages, and recommended for grades PK-3.

Artistic Note:
The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can is the perfect introduction to the theatre for children. Parents and guardians will delight in the way this play is designed to celebrate and encourage imaginative, creative play. In a time when tablets and phones are increasingly introduced to kids at a young age, The Little Choo-Choo shows us what we can create with our imaginations is just as awesome as any video game or movie.” –Benjamin Hanna, Associate Artistic Director and Director of The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can

Please call our Ticket Office at 317.635.5252 to buy tickets for The Little Choo-Choo That Thinks She Can.



About Exploring Stages
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The IRT presents Exploring Stages for a sixth season. Exploring Stages is specifically designed for children ages 3-8 and includes pre- and post-show activities led by IRT artists to engage young minds and allow families to experience live theatre together.  

Immediately after each performance, students will join an IRT teaching artist and cast members in various interactive learning activities designed to enhance their understanding of the play and the experience of live theatre. This post-show experience is FREE for any ticket holder and will last between 10 and 15 minutes.

The production includes ‘Storytime Seating’ where children are invited to sit cross-legged on carpet and enjoy the cast and characters up close. Parents can purchase a floor seat and watch the production while sitting with their children, or can purchase a seat along the back and side areas of the theatre.

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Food and beverages are not served during the Exploring Stages production.

Sensory Friendly Performance
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Saturday, February 22, 2020  |  Performance at 1 PM

Sensory Friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for all, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Elements of this performance may be adapted to ensure the comfort of all of our audience members.




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Cast Members

Frankie Bolda
Isaiah Moore
Devan Mathias