It’s Okay to Be Different

Kindergarten through 2nd grade

School-only performances are by invitation only
  Monday, March 6, 2023
 Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr are adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre in the production It’s Okay to Be Different.

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, you should always feel good about yourself.

It features 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.

nea-lockup-B-WEBAudio description (AD) is available for this performance. AD provides access to the visual elements of a performance, like action, costumes, sets and gestures. Pick up a headset from the Audience Services Desk at the Lied Center to access this service. For more information, visit