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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

"Heartwarming, charming, funny and touching. The stories are about all of us."

National Public Radio

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Senior Theatre
Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life.

This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Praguee from L.A. to D.C. It's an evening of theatrical storytelling in revue format, with monologues, dialogues, and multiple voice narration, enhanced through the use of live piano underscoring, which provides fluidity, charm, and emotional texture, and seven optional original songs.

The delightful stories feature colorful characters such as: a shy little boy who insists on playing the 'pig' in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him high over Los Angeles... in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a 'mother of the bride' who's staged a perfect wedding -- until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II.

These stories celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. Kindergarten is a sure hit for almost any performing group. 

REVIEWS:

"Heartwarming, charming, funny and touching. The stories are about all of us."

National Public Radio

"A refreshingly intimate combination of theatre and storytelling. Gentle... Funny... Joyous. Sparks of recognition ignited the audience."

The Chicago Sun-Times

"A lighthearted, beautifully styled dramatization of Fulghum's writings."

Syracuse Herald Journal

  • Casting: 3M, 2F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: 1 Pianist