It's Ok To Be Different

It's Ok To Be Different
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 9:30 am Limited Seating!
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 11:30 am
  • Mary Stuart Rogers Rogers Theater
  • Recommended for grades Tk-3
  • Performance Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes
  • Study Guide

Curriculum Connections

Interpersonal relationships, listening, early reading

Common Core Standards, ELA

1.RL.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

3.RL.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Original Credits:

Author/Illustrator: Todd Parr
Director/Production Designer: Jim Morrow
Composer: Asif Illyas
Sound Producer: Shehab Illyas

Adapted with permission

Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr will be adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

Mermaid's new show will be directed and adapted by Jim Morrow, veteran director of numerous internationally acclaimed Mermaid productions. It will feature a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 71 books for children. His books are available in over forty countries throughout the world. Todd is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy-Nominated children's television show ToddWorld™ as well as short films for Sesame Street.