In it’s easy to get a sense of just how deep Port Washington’s sense of community is. This musical theater production celebrates Port Washington Public Library’s 120th anniversary, and at the same time tells the story of Port Washington and its residents over time.
The show will be performed Friday at 11 a.m. at the library, with no tickets required.
Starring local teens and ‘tweens, “Our Town Library: Family Theater” takes us back to 1892, when Port Washington had only 800 residents, one telephone and no railroad. As the community grew, so did the quest for a library, which evolved over time while serving the ever-changing needs of local residents.
Director Elise May worked with the children in creating the production, from the songs to the storytelling, and everything in between. The set, designed by Creative Director Katie Lyons, showcases picturesque Lower Main Street. And Musical Director Jake Glickman’s twist on popular classics will likely have audience members singing the show's tunes long after seeing the performance.
Sure to please viewers of all ages, "Our Town Library: Family Theater" both entertains and educates, all the while shining a light on what makes Port Washington so special.
Sponsored by the Jackie Spielman Storytelling Fund of the Port Washington Library Foundation and the JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program.