Go ahead, ask any kid in Portland what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. Dollars to doughnuts, they’ll tell you that he’ll ask you for a glass of milk. And if they’re anything like my kids, they’ll keep going: “And a straw! And then a napkin, and a mirror to check for a milk mustache, and, and, and…”
Laura Numeroff’s well-loved modern classic is a natural for a theater adaption, and the Oregon Children’s Theatre’s new production of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, running through June 3 at the Newmark Theater, is just right for its audience.
- PDX Kids Calendar reviewer Julia Silverman
Kids will be wowed by the crazy size dramatics of this show. With 6’9” tall, Matt Haynes, playing an 8-year-old boy and 5’3” tall Kerry Ryan playing the mouse, all bets are off and the unexpected becomes normal. The playful duo shakes things up with physical comedy that will have kids rolling in the aisles. The potential for mayhem is great in the giant, oversized kitchen set – from a sink sprayer that a mischievous mouse use to repel down 6’ tall kitchen counters to an 11’ tall refrigerator that can be climbed like a mountain.
Oregon Children’s Theatre presents If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, May 12–June 3, 2012 at the Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway (Saturdays at 2:00 & 5:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm). Tickets are $16-$30 for adults and $13-$26 for children. Box Office: 503-228-9571 or through TicketMaster (503-790-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com). General information: www.octc.org. Recommended for ages 4 & up.
Performances are held weekdays for school audiences and on weekends for family audiences. OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year. OCT offers numerous school services including study guides, teacher professional development opportunities, in-school workshops, and an extensive outreach program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, our Educational Theatre Program provides free touring productions that promote healthy living. OCT’s year round Acting Academy offers theater classes for children ages 4-18.
We are thrilled to be giving away a family four pack of tickets to the upcoming performance of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie of the winner’s choosing! Enter below!