The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013Thursday, November 14, 2013
10:30 am

Cargill Stage

In a story told in the visual style of a graphic novel with the brazen humor of Spaceballs, Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. When a neighbor informs Violet and Bruce that an ancient evil beast called the Space Chupacabra is destroying planets, they must use their newly discovered superpowers to save the universe…if they can stop bickering. Violet and Bruce ultimately realize that being different isn’t so bad when they have each other. Check out this world premiere production, co-produced with the distinguished Ma Yi Theatre before it heads to New York.

Co-produced with Ma Yi Theatre
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Ralph Pena

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Student matinees
Tuesdays • Wednesdays • Thursdays
Oct 23–Nov 14, 2013

On average, CTC shows are no longer than 2 hours. CTC will announce the running time after Opening night. If you have a reservation, you will receive an email with the run time and other key show facts and details.

There is a 10 to 15 minute Post-Show Artist Talk Back session following the performance, with one actor and one crew person. Everyone is invited to stay, but you are not required to do so.

CTC recommends planning on arriving at least 30 to 45 minutes before curtain time. Performances start promptly and latecomers are seated at the discretion of the Theatre management.

Children’s Theatre Company offers one of the most exciting Student Matinee experiences in the nation. Every production provides the audience with a rich, literary experience while equipping parents and educators with a variety of curricular connections that helps to extend the theatre experience into the classroom and beyond.

Children’s Theatre Company productions explore significant themes that affect young people’s lives in our community. with the goal of fostering dialogue and active participation in the important areas of children's development at every age and stage. Experience extraordinary theatre that has been created to educate, challenge and inspire!

No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre.

Target grade level: recommended for grades 3 and up

Cost per child/student: $8
Cost per lap pass: $5 for children 3 years old and under who will sit on your lap
Cost per adult/educator: $8 (1 half-price adult chaperone ticket for every 15 student tickets purchased)

Reservations: Order by phone 612-872-5166 or online. Lap passes must be reserved in advance but payment is made on the day of the event at the Student Matinee Check-In window.

Sibling policy: Parents are asked to use their best judgement as to whether or not their younger children will be disruptive to other audience members.
Parent/guardian policy: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All adults must have a ticket. CTC requests a minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 15 children.
Everyone entering the Theatre must have a ticket (or lap pass), including all adults and all infants.

Individual homeschool families (and homeschool groups of less than 10) may order school group rate theatre tickets to school matinees. Individual homeschool families must provide a copy of their Letter of Intent or Report to the Superintendent (or the required paperwork from the state where they are located) to obtain school group prices.

Group policies

The Group Lead must check-in at the Student Matinee Check-In window (located on the first level to the left of the entrance) and present the group's final count for the day to receive a Group Check-In Pass. While Lap Passes should be reserved in advance, only the Group Lead can add additional Lap Passes on the day of the event. One payment should be made for all Lap Passes.

CTC asks that group members remain downstairs, in the granite lobby, by the ticket office until the group lead has checked in and received the Group Check-In Pass. Everyone in the group must be present before check-in. Tickets cannot be left at the ticket office.

Groups will not be seated until everyone is present. Groups are seated in the order that their Group Check-In Pass is presented to the Check-In Usher. Once the group lead has the Group Check-In Pass, please proceed upstairs in a single file line. Wait at the top of the stairs for the Check-In Usher to lead the group to the entrance to the theatre in a single file line to be seated.

Everyone in the group should take the seats the ushers indicate. Seats cannot be saved. CTC aims to keep groups together but groups may be split between rows. If certain adults need to be with certain children, those adults should be standing next to those children in the single file line. If they are separated during the seating process, they should take the seats indicated and rearranged their seating within the group only after the entire group has been seated.

Cancellation Policy: Allow extra travel time during inclement weather as CTC does not cancel or delay performances due to weather. If you are unable to attend your performance due to weather there are no refunds or exchanges.

There are no compensations for absent students or adults on the day of the performance. No refunds or vouchers are given for unused tickets.

Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of the Theatre management.

Event contact person: Nina Stulz
Event contact phone:
612-872-5166 (Student Matinee Coordinator)
Event contact email: schoolgroupsales(at)childrenstheatre [dot] org or nstulz(at)childrenstheatre [dot] org

Information subject to change. Please check with Children's Theatre Company for the most current information.