Co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center with City Theatre & Orlando Repertory Theatre
"Highly entertaining!" - The Washington Post
"Funny, upbeat musical numbers. Endearingly goofy!"
The Washington Times
This delightful kids' musical based on the children's book by television journalist Katie Couric is about being different and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship.
SYNOPSIS: Lazlo S. Gasky has just moved to the United States to start his first day of second grade. There he becomes the target of other kids' teasing until popular Ellie McSnelly decides to take a chance on him. Soon all the kids learn that our differences are what make us great.
"As loving and wonderful as they are," Katie Couric says, "children can sometimes be cruel. Kindness can be taught, and perhaps we can all do a better job helping our children learn about tolerance and inclusion." This idea is central to The Brand New Kid and extends to include children who are misunderstood and feeling left out for any number of reasons. A great way to teach children about tolerance and kindness to others, this lively musical is a treat for all audiences!
Appropriate for all ages. Great for families and camps.
Sponsored by Key Biscayne Community Foundation