Lyric Arts presents their second Mainly for Kids production of the season April 12-26. “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type” is a musical production based on the wildly popular children’s book of the same name.
The play is set at Farmer Brown’s farm, where the animals have just about had enough. They work all day to provide milk and eggs, but when their request for electric blankets to warm the drafty barn is ignored, action must be taken.
So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets means no milk and no eggs.
Young audiences will be entertained as they watch the cows, hen, and duck – and their trusty typewriter – try to find ways to communicate their demands as they engage in a peaceful protest to improve their working conditions.
Though the book is aimed towards preschool-aged children, adults and kids of all ages will find humor in this musical about negotiation and compromise.
“I want you to imagine a peaceful farm,” Director Cassandra Proball said. “But the animals start to get some ideas into their head. They say ‘It’s really cold here!’ but all Farmer Brown hears is ‘moo’ and ‘cluck.’ But then, the animals notice a typewriter, they start making demands … and chaos ensues.”
This will be Proball’s first time directing a production on the Main Street Stage. Her work as Lyric Arts’ education director has allowed Lyric Arts to vastly expand education programming in the past year, and has given her a great deal of experience engaging children with theater activities and productions.
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” is one of two Mainly for Kids productions put on by Lyric Arts each year. All Mainly for Kids productions run an hour and are chosen specifically to entertain young children.
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” runs April 12-26 at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage (420 East Main Street, Anoka). For dates and times, to reserve tickets for the production, or for information about school day matinees, call 763-422-1838 or visit LyricArts.org.