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Bijou Imagination Series: It's Okay to Be DifferentFriday, Dec 9, 2022

Ticket Price

$10.00 - $18.50

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Door Time

5:00 PM

Show Time

6:00 PM

Adult Ticket: $18.50, Child Ticket: $10.00


The Bijou Imagination Series invites our youngest patrons to join us for this delightful retelling of Todd Parr's beloved children's books using black lights and puppetry. Including It's Ok to Be DifferentThe Earth Book, and This is My Hair, you and your family will learn about celebrating differences, loving yourself and the Earth!

 Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr will be adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre. For very young audiences, the hour-long production features three books from his collection.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. “It’s Okay to Be Different” cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, “The Earth Book” is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. “This is My Hair” is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

Mermaid’s new show will be directed and adapted by Jim Morrow, veteran director of numerous internationally acclaimed Mermaid productions. It will feature a diverse cast and an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children. His books are available in over 15 languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy-nominated children’s television show “ToddWorld™” as well as short films for “Sesame Street.”


This performance is part of Penny4Arts which offers children admission to local arts and culture events for just $.01 when accompanied by a paying adult. Available Penny4Arts tickets are limited, and only two $.01 children tickets may be purchased per paid adult. To purchase a Penny4Arts ticket please visit the TN Theatre box offie or call 865-684-1200 opt. 2.


We reserve the right to revoke tickets sold to a broker or unauthorized third party. If you are holding a revoked ticket, you will not be admitted and will not receive a refund.

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