My Father's Dragon, 2016

Imaginary Theatre Company

ITC_Logo_Preferred_cmyk.pngImaginary Theatre Company (ITC) is The Rep’s resident professional touring ensemble. Through the use of literature, folk tales, fairy tales and new adaptations of classic works, ITC is committed to bringing the very finest in theatre for young audiences to nearly 20,000 students each season.

We’re proud to present our 2017-18 ITC Season:



by Sarah Brandt
Music and Lyrics by Stephen James Neale
Directed by Suki Peters

Touring: October 23, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Sensory Friendly Performances: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7. 

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When the city mouse takes a trip to visit his country cousin, he finds her rustic ways less than appealing. Promising a wonderful new lifestyle, he invites her on a trip to his home in the city, but she finds much more than she bargained for in this unfamiliar place. Join ITC for a fun musical journey as two little mice learn about the differences in others and all the possibilities the world can bring.

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by Sarah Brandt
Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Music and Lyrics by Neal Richardson
Directed by Suki Peters

Touring: November 13 – December 23, 2017
Public Performances: December 16, 17, 22 and 23, 2017

Marie is a little lonely after her family moves to a new town, but when her Godfather arrives with some mysterious Christmas Eve packages, she finds magic in very unlikely places. One of Godfather's gifts is a wooden nutcracker that appears to be nothing more than an ugly toy, but Marie soon discovers there may be more than meets the eye. The Nutcracker leads Marie on a magical adventure full of evil mice, dancing fairies and distant lands, showing her along the way that friends may not be so hard to find and that the magic of Christmas can last the whole year through.

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by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Alan Knoll

Touring: January 9 – April 8, 2018

Laura Ingalls Wilder is famous for her series of Little House on the Prairie books, but fans may not know the real-life story behind these beloved tales. From the big woods of Wisconsin to the widespread prairies of Kansas to the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Laura and her family journeyed across new territories, facing hardships and adventures along the way. Join ITC for a look at the remarkable writer, philosopher and chronicler who left us a charming and captivating record of life as an American pioneer.

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Additional Resources

Study Guide

Free interdisciplinary study guides are emailed to teachers at least two weeks prior to performance dates. Study guides include information on the play and production, as well as activity suggestions and worksheets for classroom use.

Q-and-A with the Actors

Free 15-minute Q-and-A sessions are available immediately following a performance to provide students with an opportunity to meet the actors and discuss the show.


Custom hands-on workshops, presented by the professional cast of Imaginary Theatre Company, are offered as an enhancement to the theatre experience and a supplement to classroom learning. Using theatre exercises, students will explore the discipline and skills used by actors to create characters and communicate meaning. Specific activities are chosen based on the participants’ grade level.

Booking Information​

For more information or to book the Imaginary Theatre Company, call (314) 968-7344 or e-mail the Education Department.


Touring (Same Day Bookings):

  • One performance starts at $375
  • Two services start at $675
  • Three services start at $1,010

Study guides are included in your cost and will be e-mailed to you prior to the first scheduled performance. An additional educational component at no extra cost is an optional 15-minute Q&A with the actors immediately following each performance.

Fees vary. Actual cost is determined by the distance to be traveled, if an overnight stay is required, the total number of days involved, and the various combinations of performances and workshops.

  • A service is defined as a performance or a workshop.
  • No workshop can be scheduled without a performance.
  • A three-performance day must be of the same play.
  • Services can be delivered in no more than two locations on any scheduled workday.

For statewide touring dates, the Missouri Arts Council (MAC) may grant awards to Missouri-based presenters. Grant requests must be submitted to MAC at least two months prior to the contracted performance date(s). For touring dates outside of Missouri, financial awards may be available through your state arts council.