Stepping Stones Museum For Children Presents Global Energy – The Musical

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A musical that addresses complex scientific issues on energy and conservation, based on the writing of children from Connecticut and around the globe.

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Global Energy – The Musical addresses the great importance of environmental stewardship in our world.

Starting October 7, Global Energy – The Musical will make a limited two-week return engagement at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Connecticut. This original production made its first run in 2011 and is a compilation of insightful writing of children from the United States, the Kingdom of Jordan and Rwanda with the music of acclaimed singer songwriter Tina deVaron and the professional theatrics of Child’s Play Touring Theatre of Chicago. This limited return engagement of Global Energy – The Musical is one of the energy exhibits and programs sponsored by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.

Global Energy – The Musical addresses complex scientific issues on energy and conservation and presents them in a whimsical way to our future leaders and problem solvers—children. During the production, led by June Podagrosi, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Child’s Play Touring Theatre, the audience will be taken on a tour of Carbon City to discover the wonders of fire, wind, water and the sun.

“At Stepping Stones, we believe in the power of bringing together young people to think about issues pertaining to the now globalized world of conservation, intercultural collaboration and understanding,” said Hyla Crane, director of education at Stepping Stones. “Global Energy – The Musical addresses the great importance of environmental stewardship in our world.”

Initiated by Stepping Stones in 2010, students from across Connecticut were invited to submit essays, poems, and even rap music on their personal views of energy and conservation. An additional number of essays submitted from the Kingdom of Jordan and Rwanda have also been incorporated. The script is written by Christian Vernon, company director and stage manager at Child’s Play Touring Theatre.

Global Energy – The Musical will make a two-week run with performances on select dates. The musical will open at Stepping Stones on Monday, October 7 at 11:00 am with a special performance for visiting school groups. Afterward, school groups and the general public will be able to enjoy a performance on October 8, 11, 14, 15 and 18 at 11:00 am and on October 19 and 20 at 2:00 pm. All performances are free with museum admission, however, space is limited and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This limited engagement of Global Energy – The Musical is part of the museum’s celebration of National Energy Awareness Month (October) and was made possible by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating. To find out more about other National Energy Awareness Month programming and activities at the museum, please visit steppingstonesmuseum.org.

About:
Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn., is an award-winning, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. Located on five acres in Mathews Park, the LEED Gold certified museum encompasses five hands-on galleries, state-of-the-art Multimedia Gallery, Family and Teacher Resource Center, cafe and retail store.

Stepping Stones is located at 303 West Avenue, exit 14N or 15S off I-95 in Norwalk. Museum hours are Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday—Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under one are free. To learn more, call 203-899-0606 or their website.

About Energize Connecticut:
Energize Connecticut helps customers save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, the State, and local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

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