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Theatre for the Very Young

All Smiles

September 4 - 15, 2024

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)


How do you smile? With your mouth or with your eyes? Does it show on your face or just on the inside? We all have different ways of showing, sharing and processing our emotions. In RLT’s first Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) production, this delightful show explores how all smiles are unique.

Created by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden & Samantha Provenzano

What is Theatre for the Very Young?

Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) is theatre designed for babies through pre-school age. It is largely, if not entirely, non-verbal and very interactive. The purpose of TVY is to support our youngest audience members in engaging with creative play, introducing them to narrative storytelling, and exploring social and emotional learning in a fun and approachable way.

Through music, movement, and drawing, audience members will join our actors on an adventure to create and share smiles through silliness and art! In moments of joy, you are invited to share in the laughter, and when the characters feel hard emotions like sadness or disappointment, you are invited to help us come up with what to do and how to be a good friend.

Sensory-Friendly Performance | September 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

Prepare for your visit!

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale July 1 @ noon

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Runtime is approximately 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 2-5.

Show Times:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00am & 11:15am
  • Saturdays at 10:00am, 11:15am & 12:30pm
  • Sundays at 10:00am & 11:15am

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $10
  • Child (age 5+): $5
  • Child (under age 5): Free

A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age. Please reserve a free ticket for any children under the age of 5. Capacity is limited to 50 attendees per show.

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. Audio described performance date TBA soon.