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    Since 1951, Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre has presented educational theatre programming to children and families in our community. From its inception, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers have provided the creative energy and supportive crew needed to bring each season of Playtime Poppy to life.

    High School Partners

    In partnership with Jefferson, Kennedy, and Washington High Schools, Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre presents three children’s theatre productions annually.

    Educational programming

    Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre provides educational theatre experiences throughout the year for students, with such activities including:

    • Operation Backstage! an interactive backstage experience for third graders
    • Matinee performances forgGroups of elementary school-aged children and those with special needs
    • Summer Theatre Adventure, a week-long event for elementary and middle-school aged children, including auditions, rehearsals, set, prop and costume design, theatre activities, and full-scale performances

    Giving back to students

    Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre awards two $1,000 college scholarships to talented young thespians.

    Strategic Plan

    The Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre board of directors adopted a Strategic Plan in the Spring of 2015, which guides our programming.

    Playtime Poppy Strategic Plan 2015

    Get involved with Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre

    If you want to be part of the Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre’s family of volunteers and supporters, contact us today! Your support will continue to grow the love of live theatre in the hearts of children in the community.

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    Playtime Poppy and friends had a great time at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Parade this morning. Mark your calendars for the 2019-20 season of children’s theatre!

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    3 weeks ago

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    Sharing more of the magic from last weekend’s Summer Theater Adventure "Tales Beneath the Baobab Tree". Many thanks again to our partners, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and the African American Museum of Iowa, our sponsors, RSH Legaland George & Janelle McClain, our directors, Darrin Crow and Robin Crow, and the many volunteers who helped bring this week of theatre, culture and community to life.

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