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It's OK to be Different - School Show

JCCC Arts Education 2022-2023
Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd

Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr have been adapted for the stage! Ideal for young audiences, the hour-long production, “It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr” features three books from his collection.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. "It’s Okay to Be Different” cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and self-confidence.

Equally whimsical and heartfelt, “The Earth Book” is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the earth happy and healthy. “This is My Hair” is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, you should always feel good about yourself.

The play was originally produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, directed and adapted by Jim Morrow, veteran director of numerous internationally acclaimed Mermaid productions. It features a diverse cast and an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music by Steven Naylor.

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children. His books are available in 15 languages. He is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy nominated children's television show, “ToddWorld,” as well as short films for “Sesame Street.”

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