Book-It Repertory Theatre

Bringing Books to Life

Announcing the Arts and Education 2017-2018 Touring Shows!

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood
An extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Ada Ríos longs to play the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.
Touring Fall 2017

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton
With persistence and a passion for rockets, robots, and inventing, Lonnie uses his creative mind to become an engineer and work with NASA. Although he invented many things, the Super Soaker made the biggest splash in popular culture.
Touring Winter 2018

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
A novel in verse of one girl’s year of change, dreams, grief, and healing. This coming-of-age novel follows Hà as she flees from Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrates to Alabama.
Touring Spring 2018

Our New Brochures for 2017-18

…for Touring Stories:

… for School Residencies and Teacher Training:

Book-It’s mission: Book-It Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read.

Book-It’s Arts & Education Program’s mission: to provide an interactive relationship between youth and literature through diverse theatrical productions and educational programs that promote the joy of reading, enhance student and teacher learning, and inspire the imagination.

Even before its formal 1990 founding, Book-It has toured stories and carried its mission “to inspire people to read” from library to school to community center and back again. The company inaugurated a dedicated education department in 1999 and since that time, more than 800,000 people have seen a Book-It performance practically in their own back yards. Sometimes literally a back yard. Read more about the five components of Book-It’s prolific education programs.

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Pictured: Molly, Quinn, and Danni; photos by Chris Bennion; graphic design by Shannon Loys.