The Renaissance, in collaboration with the Mansfield Youth Theatre (“MY Theatre”), will perform the Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 on June 7 and 8, 2019. A free “one night only” public performance will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday; with a free sensory-friendly performance of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical offered on Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 AM for families of individuals with special needs. Interested individuals must register for their free tickets by visiting or calling Dauphne Maloney at 419.522.2726, extension 212. A limited number of tickets is available for both the public and sensory-friendly performances. No walk-ups will be accommodated for the sensory-friendly performance. Dauphne Maloney directs the show with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors. Tickets are free and are general admission.

Polkadots, an enduring children’s showwith a subtle, but strong lesson on inclusion and acceptance; is based on a concept by Douglas Lyons with music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons. The show’stimely message about equality and compassion is presented with pep and positivity to engage and inspire young audiences. Following its 2016 premiere at the Ivoryton Playhouse, Polkadots has been performed to great acclaim on stages across the United States. With rock-and-roll and jazz-flavored songs, and audience participation segments, the production promises to be a heartwarming feast for the senses; and has been designed to tour to schools within the North Central Ohio area during the 2019-2020 school year. 

The four-person cast features Lilly Casey and McKenna Stoffer, of Ontario High School; and Kristin Kaufman and Christian Shepherd, both students at Mansfield Christian School. Zavier Alterio of Lexington High School will serve as the Stage Manager for the production.

Polkadots is presented with the generous support of the Taylor Family Fund of the Richland County Foundation.

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