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Spring Break for Kids 2019: The Monster Who Ate My Peas

April 1-5, 2019
Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Doors open at 10:30am
Fun activities in the lobby 10:30-11am
Curtain up at 11am

Spring Break for Kids returns with another kid-friendly ballet perfect for the whole family. The Monster Who Ate My Peas, the beloved children’s book, comes to life right before your very eyes featuring the apprentices and trainees of Grand Rapids Ballet and choreographed by Attila Mosolygo, Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company Director.

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this 30-minute performance tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal: If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.

Before the performance, enjoy pre-show activities including a costume dress-up, arts and crafts, the chance to win great prizes, and more.

Tickets are only $7 per person!

Presented by

PNC Bank

PNC Bank

Tickets: $7 per person, reserved seating

Single tickets are now available online through Ticketmaster or by calling Kelly at our box office at 616.454.4771 x10 today.


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School & Junior Company Director

Attila was born in Kisvarda, Hungary. He received his early training at the National Ballet Institute in Budapest. After moving to the United States, he joined the Joffrey Ballet School. He has performed as a guest artist with Mobile Ballet, Bravo Dance, Harrisburg Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Attila spent sixteen years as a companydancer and is currently in his sixth season as Ballet Master. As a company dancer, a few of his notable roles include The Prodigal Son in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Max in Septime Webre’s Where The Wild Things Are, Charlie Chaplin in Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s Flickers, Tibalt in Mario Radacovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Melancholic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. Attila became the Artistic Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School’s Junior Company in 2011. Since becoming the Artistic Director, Attila has choreographed Snow White, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Carnival of the Animals and Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for the Junior Company. He and his wife Mindy have one daughter and one son, Vivian and Cameron.

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