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COMMUNITY NEWS: Children's drawings needed for a production in the New York Children's Theater Festival

I just got a note about the following chance to get your munchkins' art on stage ---

Pennydog Puppet Productions is looking for children’s drawings to enhance the set of Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater!, a new musical that will be featured in The New York Children’s Theater Festival April 26-28.

A component of the show’s aesthetic will include elementary students’ drawings affixed to set pieces.

“Why attempt to replicate a child’s style, when we could have the real thing?” remarked producer Staci Rosen. 

All drawings should be done in crayon only and not have any writing on them.  Submissions should be scanned and sent to Please write “CCPE Drawing Submission” in the subject line and include the child’s name and age in the body of the email. Also include a contact name and phone number for notifying the family of selected drawings. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 12th.

All students who submit a drawing and attend the show will be entitled to a Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater! poster signed by the cast and characters as well as a photo with the cast. You can see the characters on Facebook:

Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater! is a puppet musical about honesty, friendship and believing in yourself.  Maddie has to decide whether or not to cheat in order to become a star. As the story unfolds with great humor and fun songs, Maddie and the audience learn the importance of integrity and being true to oneself. 

Performances will be Friday, April 26 at 5:30 PM; Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA at 10 W. 64th St. The show is recommended for elementary-aged kids and pre-purchasing tickets is strongly encouraged. Tickets to the show are available at

In its second year, The New York Children’s Theater Festival provides a birthplace in New York City for new live children's entertainment from around the globe, and serves as a platform for writers and producers who are passionate about developing innovative theatrical experiences for children.

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