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PUSHCART PLAYERS PROMOTES BULLYING PREVENTION FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
You're never too young to
This March, Pushcart
presents two excellent musicals for young audiences that support
character education through engaging social-emotional
The cast of "Outta' This World: The Adventures of
Kalien the Alien" (L to R) Danny Sims, Joshua Hendricks, Tomo
Watanabe, Jason Pumarada, Aycka Lima
A rock musical for
Music & Lyrics by
Ray Andersen ("mr. RAY")
Book by Sheryl Berk
“…Kalien the Alien” is the
story of a young accidental visitor from another planet to Earth.
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
anti-bullying, kindness, and fun! Social-emotional development and
poignant understanding of equity, diversity, accessibility, and
inclusion come to life for Pushcart's young learners.
The cast of
"Velveteen Rabbit" (L to R) Serena Buchan, Dana Patrice,
Book by Paul Whelihan
Music & Lyrics by
A young boy’s love and a little
nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite
plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting
imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and
together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical
re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks. "Velveteen
Rabbit" stresses the importance of empathy, a healthy
self-image, and respect for others.
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, Actors’ Equity Foundation, ADP Foundation, EJ Grassmann
Trust, Hyde & Watson Foundation, The Montclair Foundation, PNC
Bank/Lillian Schenck Foundation, The Sosland Foundation, The Turrell
Fund, The Whitehill Foundation, and numerous individual contributors.
All Pushcart Players
are members of Actors Equity Association,
union for professional actors and stage managers.