THE BIG ONE-OH! An Atlantic For Kids World Premiere Musical Music by Doug Besterman Lyrics by Dean Pitchford Book by Timothy Allen McDonald Based on the Novel by Dean Pitchford Music Direction by Britt Bonney Directed & Choreographed by MK Lawson

Atlantic for Kids: The Big One-Oh!

Music by Doug Besterman
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Novel by Dean Pitchford

Music direction by britt bonney
Directed & Choreographed by MK Lawson

Linda Gross Theater

September 28 – October 20, 2019


The Big One-Oh! is a triumphant new musical for the whole family based on the book of the same name. Recommended for kids 5+ but welcomes children of all ages.

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Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties—that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. Well, unless you count his monster friends, but they’re only imaginary. But now that he’s turning ten—the big one-oh—he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Of course things don’t work out as he plans. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh . . . becomes the big OH-NO!?

Running time: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

Photos by Ahron R. Foster

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Relaxed Performances

We currently hold two Relaxed Performances for each Atlantic for Kids productions: one for public school groups and one for the general public. Relaxed Performances are events designed with accommodations for people—including those with autism, sensory or communication disorders, or developmental differences—who would benefit from a more relaxed theater-going environment.

The relaxed performances for The Big One-Oh! were on Friday, October 11th for school groups and Saturday, October 12th for the public.

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study guide

Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.

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