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February 7-10, 2023  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre It's Okay to Be Different School Matinee Performances

Event Times

  • Tue  |  Feb 07, 2023 11:30 AM
  • Wed  |  Feb 08, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wed  |  Feb 08, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Thu  |  Feb 09, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Thu  |  Feb 09, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Fri  |  Feb 10, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Fri  |  Feb 10, 2023 12:00 PM
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Event Description

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.

It’s Okay to Be Different - Stories by Todd Parr 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.

Recommended for grades: PreK-3
Run Time: 60 Minutes 

The 10:00 a.m. performance on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter: please note this on your order form so we can seat you appropriately.

The Tuesday, February 7, 2023 performance will be adjusted for
sensory-friendly audiences.

Included with Registration:

  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Pre-show Classroom Connection Workshop video

To request a field trip, please complete the online 2022-2023 School Field Trip Order Form by clicking the “Register” button on this page. Registrations and order by phone are not accepted, but we are happy to answer your questions. For assistance in choosing the best shows for your class, please contact the Education Hotline at 216-348-7909 or schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org.


Groups of 10 or more, $6 per ticket with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. Groups of 9 or fewer, $11 per ticket

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or
schoolprograms@playhousesquare.org for ordering instructions.

Student Matinee Performances are presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. This performance is also part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series.