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Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre Home

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 CATRIONA'S CASTLE Hands-On CHILDREN'S THEATRE & Online Store

Fairy Tales & Classics Your Kids Perform at Your Location! Ages 2-12

Princess Pirate Adventure Birthday Party Entertainment - Cultural Arts Enrichment

Serving MD DC VA WV since 1988  PHONE 301-972-7549 New Party Packages! 

30 Costumes, 16 Stories, Props, Scenery, 1-2 hours, Tea Parties, Cakes, Favors

 NEW The Snow Queen Hans Christian Andersen What melts a FROZEN heart?

Directed by Catriona the Fairy Godmother, Mother Goose, or Pirate Queen

Fairy Tale Theatre DRAMA CLASSES at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD will be held first four weeks of Winter Session: Pre-K  ages 3-5 Wednesdays beginning January 14th 10:30-11:30 , K-2nd Thursdays beginning January 15th 4:30-5:30. Registration begins in November. Call Catriona's Castle 301-972-7549 for details.

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Cinderella Birthday Party - The birthday child is cast as Cinderella. Catriona, the director Fairy Godmother, whispers things for the children to say and do.  (A child is cast as the Fairy Godmother in the story.) The theatre sets up in family living rooms or large venues.

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  Scene from Robin Hood  For birthday parties, the birthday child is cast as Robin Hood. 30 Costumes include Robin, Merry Men, knights, guards, Friar Tuck, King Richard, Castle, greedy Prince John, evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Maid Marian, ladies in waiting, townspeople, and archers...plus the play includes lots of GOLD!

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Cozy library performance of Peter Pan . Small-scale theatre fits most any venue including home living rooms, family rooms, recreation rooms, public libraries, classrooms, clubs, party rooms, school cafeterias, etc. Up to 30 children can be costumed for each of our 16 stories - with audience participation for larger groups.

Karen Ebert "Catriona" has years of experience working with special needs children and the theatre program adapts easily to special needs kids.

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 Drama class performance of The Wizard of Oz at Arts Barn, Kentlands 

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Theatre set for our new show The Snow Queen What can melt a FROZEN  Heart?

 CHOOSE FROM 16 STORIES:

Cinderella
The Sleeping Beauty
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Alice in Wonderland
Robin Hood
Peter Pan
Treasure Island -
Robert Louis Stevenson, ages 6 up, (directed by The Queen of the Pirates)
The Magic Flute - from Mozart's opera
The Secret Garden
NEW The Snow Queen - (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen) What can melt a FROZEN heart?

The Nutcracker - (particularly fun during the holidays)
Jack and the Beanstalk
Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Dinosaur Castle
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
- (directed by Mother Goose)

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Typical Theatre set up -  The Secret GardenThe Sleeping Beauty, and The Wizard of Oz  Each story has fun kid-size scenery. The Secret Garden has a garden wall complete with garden gate door that opens and antique wheelchair. Cinderella has a pumpkin coach. The Fairy Godmother whisks off the soft-sculpture pumpkin, revealing a coach, complete with door that opens. Cinderella goes through the door and has the illusion of going to the ball! The Sleeping Beauty has a bed and full spinning wheel. The Wizard of Oz has a winding yellow brick road. Our newest story...The Snow Queen, has a glistening ice palace with lights.

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Grown-ups are welcome to join in the show! Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs 

  

   

   

 View short sample video from Peter Pan

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 With 30 costumes, an entire class can be costumed! Cast of Peter Pan  and a scene from Jack and the Beanstalk

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Kids raising hands before costuming a story.

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Classroom performance of The Secret Garden.

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Some of the cast of The Magic Flute,  adapted from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera fairy tale include Prince Tamino, Princess Pamina, Papageno, Queen of the Night, and the dragon.

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Goldilocks & the 3 Bears , The Nutcracker (Great during the holidays and lovely with our Catriona's Castle Nutcracker Tea Party.)

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Catriona, the Fairy Godmother, Queen of the Pirates for Treasure Island and Mother Goose for Mother Goose Rhymes .

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Delicious Storybook Cakes are available in two sizes. Standard serves 24, Large serves 48. All cakes are in the shape of an open storybook, sprinkled with confectionery "Fairy Dust" and placed on a ruffled cake board. We contract a licensed professional bakery, Custom Cake Design, to provide cakes for Catriona's Castle.

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 Optional 2 hour Complete Party with China Tea Party & Secret Theme Treasure Hunt. Shown is our tea party for The Snow Queen - What can melt a FROZEN heart? Tea Party tables are set to coordinate with the chosen story. We set YOUR table(s), or if you have limited space, then the tablecloth(s) can be set up on your floor or rug, for a picnic-style Tea Party! 

Disclaimer: Catriona's Castle does not represent nor do we have any affiliation with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.

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Tea Party is great fun for A Mad Hatter's Tea Party during an Alice in Wonderland birthday party! Demitasse cups and saucers, demi spoons, and children's herbal tea bags are available for purchase.

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 Story Theme Birthday Party Favors Goody Bags are available in 3 sizes: Large, Medium, and Small.  Many of the Large and Medium story favor bags are specific for Girl or Boy.

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Sterling Silver Story Necklaces are available in 18 stories, and boxed with mini storybook.  Pictured, The Secret Garden.    View ONLINE STORE for charms, tutus, wings, wands, tiaras, and many story theme gift and favor options  - or scroll menu by individual story theme.

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Story Theme invitations and envelopes are included for all theatre parties. Additional invitations available.

 Serving Maryland Counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Washington

Serving Northern Virginia Counties: Arlington City, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, City of Manassas, Clarke, Fairfax, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William

Serving DC - Washington, District of Columbia

Serving West Virginia County: Berkeley, Jefferson

Catriona's Castle travels up to 70 miles one way from Poolesville, MD. Below are many of the cities and towns served in DC, MD, VA, WV:

Serving DC Washington, District of Columbia

Serving Montgomery County MD: Barnesville, Bethesda, Brookeville, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Drummond, Friendship Heights, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Germantown, Glen Echo, Hyattsville, Kensington, Laytonsville, Martin's Additions, Montgomery Village, Olney, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Somerset, Oakmont, Takoma Park, Washington Grove.

Serving Howard County, MD: Clarksville, Columbia, Cooksville, Dayton, Elkridge, Fulton, Glenelg, Glenwood, Lisbon, Savage, Scaggsville, Simpsonville, West Friendship

Serving Frederick County, MD: Brunswick, Burkittsville, Emmitsburg, Frederick, Middletown, Mt. Airy, Myersville, New Market, Rosemont, Thurmont, Walkersville, Woodsboro

Serving Carroll County, MD: Eldersburg, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Westminster

Serving Washington County, MD: Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg, Williamsport, Hancock, Funkstown, Clear Spring, Boonsboro, Hagerstown

Serving Anne Arundel County, MD: Annapolis, Arnold, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Fort Meade, Friendship, Gambrills, Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Millersville, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, West River

Serving Baltimore County, MD: Arbutus, Brooklandville, Butler, Catonsville, Chase, Cockeysville, Halethorpe, Hunt Valley, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Garrison, Glencoe, Glendon, Gwynn Oak, Hampton, Highlands, Lochearn, Lutherville, Timonium, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Milford Mill, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stevenson, Towson, Upper Falls, White Hall, White Marsh, Woodlawn

Serving Prince Georges County, MD: Bladensburg, Beltsville, Bowie, Brentwood, Calverton, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Clinton, College Park, Glenarden, Glenn Dale, District Heights, Forest Heights, Forestville, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Langley Park, Largo, Laurel, Mitchellville, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, Riverdale, Temple Hills, Upper Marlboro

Serving Northern Virginia cities: City of Arlington, City of Alexandria , city of Falls Church, City of Manassas

Serving Fairfax County, VA: Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Belle Haven, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dranesville, Dunn Loring, Fair Oaks, Fairfax Station, Floris, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Greenbriar, Groveston, Hayfield, Herndon, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idlewood, Kings Park, Lake Barcroft, Laurel Hill, Lincolnia, Lorton, Mantua, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Pimmit Hillls, Ravensworth, Rose Hill, Seven Corners, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna, West Springfield, Wolf Trap, Woodburn, Woodlawn

Serving Loudoun County, VA: Ashburn, Countryside, Hamilton, Leesburg, Middleburg, Potomac Falls, South Riding, Sterling, Waterford

Serving Prince William County, VA: Bristow, Bull Run, Dale City, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Linton Hall, Loch Lomond, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge

Serving Frederick County, VA: Winchester, Stephens City, Brucetown, Gore, Clear Brook, Hayfield, Cross Junction, Stephenson

Serving Clarke County, VA: Berryville, Boyce

Serving Berkeley County, WV: Martinsburg

Serving Jefferson County, WV: Bolivar, Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Ranson, Shepherdstown

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CONTACT: Karen Macgregor Ebert

Email: karen@catrionascastle.com 

301-972-7549

Established 1988

Business Office: 19005 Wootton Avenue, Poolesville, MD  Please like our facebook page!

 "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." ~ Albert Einstein

Catriona's Castle Reviews, as shown in www.GigSalad.com  

BIRTHDAY PARTY Fun, Unique, High Quality As a professional in the field of educational drama and children's theatre, I highly recommend Catriona's Castle for a unique experience for young people (and their caregivers!). Catriona's Castle would definitely appeal to kids who like the stage, but there's a place for everyone - boys and girls, outgoing and shy - preschoolers to tweens. My daughter, her friends, and all of their parents loved the "Snow White" party she had for her third birthday. The scenery, props, and costumes were well-crafted and kid-sized. The structure of the storytelling was very well designed - the Fairy Godmother (Catriona) explained what was going to happen, cast and costumed children (and adults!), and then served as a combination narrator, emcee, and kid wrangler. I was initially wary of the idea of the children being whispered their lines, fearing it would slow down the action and be distracting, but it worked perfectly, even with my group of toddlers. Catriona was very responsive to the personality of the group and the children as individuals; one little guest, for instance, came to the party dressed as a mermaid and wanted to be a mermaid in the show, so Catriona incorporated a mermaid character into the  "Snow White" story! In addition to the storytelling, Catriona also provided lovely invitations, a beautiful and tasty storybook cake, and the nicest thematic goody bags you can imagine. This was a great party - everyone raved about it. Michelle F., 3/14

CULTURAL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Our summer camp program spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the amazing Catriona! From the minute she walked in to the minute she walked out - she had us at "Hello!" This was our first visit with Catriona and will not be our last! Catriona's story telling techniques had young and "old" enthralled. Thank you so much! Already booked our second event and cannot wait! 5 out of 5 stars Expertise, Communication, Professionalism, Priced Fairly, Adaptability Cathy F. FCC Children's Center, Frederick, MD 9/14

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