'Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly' coming to Penn State on Nov. 11

October 11, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dallas Children’s Theater will perform “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly” — a musical adaptation of a popular series of illustrated children’s books — at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

This rock-and-roll romp of three unlikely friends captures the droll humor and whimsy of the picture book series written by Penn State alumna Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.

Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly” — with book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing — is a joyful and hip musical exploration of the world outside. Audience members might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from their own.

Diary of a Worm

Watch a preview of Dallas Children’s Theater production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly.”

Dallas Children's Theater

“The raucous, joyous show rapping spiritedly at Dallas Children’s Theater offers an intoxicating mix of educational and entertainment fare,” wrote a Dallas Morning News reviewer. “It’s a memorable biology lesson and uplifting message for kids seeking their own special role in the world.”

The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Children’s Theater, named by Time as one of the top five children’s theater companies in the United States, as an American Masterpieces Touring Artist.

The production is presented by special arrangement with Pippin Properties Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC. The McQuaide Blasko Endowment provides support for the presentation at Penn State.

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity, takes place one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.

For more information, visit the Center for the Performing Arts online or call 814-863-0255.

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Last Updated October 11, 2018