Showtime with Shakespeare

SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE
A New Hip Hop Musical

A new theatrical production based on the Magic Tree House adventure Stage Fright on a Summer Night by The New York Times best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne.

No matter what the show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There,​ the daring sibling duo​ meet​s​ William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! ​Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, this tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike. ​

Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree  House series has been translated into 33 languages, has sold more than 135 million copies worldwide and is the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time.

Produced by NJPAC in association with George Street Playhouse
​Book and Lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
Music and Additional Lyrics by Randy Courts
Based on “Magic Tree House: Stage Fright on a Summer Night” by Mary Pope Osborne

Best for Grades 1 and Up and Family Programming
60 Minutes – No Intermission

CONNECTIONS

  • Literature of the 16th and 21st centuries
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Theatre
  • Rhyming
  • London in the 1600’s 
  • Overcoming your fears
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making