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Hickory Dickory Dock

A play about time, chimes and rhymes for the very young, created by Corinna Rezzelle and Doyle Ott

For children six months to four years

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As you may be aware, the Governor of CaliforniaAlameda County Public Health Department, and City of Oakland have all recently issued orders and recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. To protect the most vulnerable populations, they ask that select gatherings be cancelled or postponed. To adhere to these guidelines, Children’s Fairyland is in the process of rescheduling the following events: Theatre for the Very Young’s Hickory Dickory Dock and Turn the Page! children’s book festival.  

What to Expect at a Theatre for the Very Young Show

Interaction: Talk to the actors, join in song and dance, and touch or use various objects. Children are encouraged to sit on the floor or in their grownups’ laps so they can be ready to stand, move, and engage with the actors as the show unfolds!

All senses engaged: Colorful props to see and touch. Familiar melodies and new sounds to hear. And possibly even something interesting to smell.

Age-appropriate experiences: Simple stories. Engaging characters. We create experiences that reflect how very you​​ng children explore the world around them – moment by moment.

You should know: Our shows take place in a quiet, softly lit, and climate-controlled performance space and ​​include admission to Children’s Fairyland so families can wander, eat lunch, and play before and/or after the show.​ Audience size is small​ and ​content ​is ​​dialed in to the unique early developmental needs of children aged six months to ​four years. 

About Theatre for the Very Young

Theatre for the Very Young is a multi-sensory story experience designed for the youngest audience members,​ encouraging​ childhood growth and learning by giving ​them creative opportunities to play, sing, imagine, and act out stories together.​ 

Past Productions

Circus Caps for Sale – co-production with Circus Center

Teddy Bears' Picnic - Theatre for the Very Young

Splish Splash! - Theatre for the Very Young

Bloom Kaboom - Theatre for the Very Young

Rainbow Fish - co-production with Bay Area Children’s Theater

Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site - co-production with Bay Area Children’s Theater 

The Day the Crayons Quit - co-production with Bay Area Children’s Theater

Five Little Monkeys - co-production with Bay Area Children’s Theater

Cat in the Hat - co-production with Bay Area Children’s Theater