Tuesday, June 13, 2023

KALIEN Lands on Earth with Anti-bullying Message





Outta' This World:

The Adventures of Kalien the Alien


A new play by "MR. RAY"

Book by Sheryl Berk

Music & Lyrics by Ray Andersen



“…Kalien the Alien” is the story of a young accidental visitor to Earth from another planet. Seeking help at the local elementary school, Kalien interacts, sometimes comically, with their Earthling contemporaries. Throughout one magical day, our alien learns -- and teaches -- about acceptance, anti-bullying, and fun! Social-emotional development and poignant understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion come to life for Pushcart's young learners. Based on the song of the same title by children’s pop music icon, mr. RAY (Ray Andersen), the production supports pathways to learning in music appreciation and science as well!


(Available late Oct 2023 through June 2024)

Appropriate for Grades Pre K-5





As a social-profit organization, Pushcart Players’ programs are made possible in part by NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, Pine Tree Foundation of New York, NJ State Bar Foundation, Actors’ Equity Foundation, ADP Foundation, The Community Foundation of NJ, EJ Grassmann Trust, Essex County Small Business Lease Grant, The Grunin Foundation, Hyde & Watson Foundation, The Montclair Foundation, Newark Arts, New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund, New Jersey CARES Act Fund, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Park West Foundation, PNC Bank/Lillian Schenck Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, The Sosland Foundation, The Turrell Fund, The Whitehill Foundation, and numerous individual contributors.


All Pushcart Players are members of Actors Equity Association,

the union for professional actors and stage managers.



Pushcart Players

founded in 1974 (We're pushin' 50!)



Paul Whelihan - Producing Artistic Director

Ellen Beattie - Outreach & Education Director

Stacie Gogo - General Manager

Sam Tucker - Digital Marketing / Development Officer



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