Celeste: Blast off Into Space With The Rocket Girl


Celeste: The Rocket Girl
2/11/2017 - 2PM
Alaska Junior Theater
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre
Cost: $12-$27 

Alaska Junior Theater (AJT) presents Celeste, Saturday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the Discovery Theatre. Tickets range from $12-$27 and are available at CenterTix by calling 263-ARTS or online at www.akjt.org.

 Celeste is having a hard time after her diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome; she can’t seem to make any friends. She decides she must be from outer space and starts building a spaceship to bring her back to her home planet. That’s when Celeste meets Martin, a new boy at school, who wants to help build the rocket, and the adventure takes a new turn. Green Thumb Theatre’s touching play explores the celestial imagination of a young girl and her struggle to make social connections. As we see the world through our Rocket Girl’s eyes, we realize that seeing things differently can be a wonderful gift. 

Before the public show at 1:15PM, we will have storytelling in the lobby and after the show, join us for a “Meet the Artists” reception with milk and cookies. Great for ages 5 and up. 

For a video sample of the production, visit https://www.youtube.com/embed/RPyEHJ2_ okI?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&autoplay=1.

About Green Thumb Theatre:

Founded in 1975, Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of theatre for young audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. In our 40 year history, Green Thumb has performed for over 4 million people and has toured to every province and two territories in Canada, 36 U.S. states and 11 countries overseas. Committed to producing excellent material that is rewarding for artists and audiences alike, Green Thumb remains in high demand because we place youth engagement and artistic integrity on an even plane. 

Beyond the immediacy of producing the best work possible for the audience before us, Green Thumb is also invested in contributing to Canada’s cultural landscape in a lasting way. We commission new plays with the intent that they will have a life beyond the gymnasium floor stage, working with both emerging writers as well as established playwrights like Joan McLeod, Morris Panych, and George F. Walker, all of whom have a Governor General’s Award to their name, and have received wide critical acclaim throughout their careers. 

We also offer opportunities and mentorship to emerging actors, designers, and arts administrators. We believe that to ensure continuing enthusiasm and support for the arts tomorrow, we must invest in the rising talent of today. For more information on tickets for this or any of Alaska Junior Theater’s performances and events, go to www.akjt.org or call (907) 272-7546. 

Alaska Junior Theater is a private, nonprofit organization that has been bringing the best in professional theatre from around the world to Alaska’s young audiences for 35 years. Each year, more than 40,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of “bringing learning to life”. For many students, AJT’s school-time presentations are their only exposure to professional performing arts. 

Media: To make arrangements for interviews, contact Alexis Sheeder on or before February 6th at (319)899-7137 or (907)272-7546. School performances are a great opportunity for members of the press to review, photograph, get video of the performance or interview the artists. 

To schedule interviews or a viewing, please contact Alexis Sheeder at (319) 899-7137, (907) 272-7546 or marketing@akjt.org or Lainie Dreas at 382-7512. Interviews should be arranged before the week of the shows so that the interview can be worked into the artist’s schedule.