KID APPROVED: Wynken, Blynken and Nod at The Rose
"Wynkens’ dynamic aesthetic is Laverty’s, it’s special in the way that it’s both so specific and yet simple...it’s a place where children are free to be themselves, encouraged to participate and wonder aloud about everything they’re taking in, the parents were the tagalongs this time. "
‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ is classic example of how The Rose shapes, molds young talent for ‘knock-your-socks-off’ performances
“Ashley is an amazing teacher,” says Annabella Mosher, a ninth-grader at Concordia High School who plays Alice. “She is so compassionate and wise. Her comments give me ideas on how to portray my character. With Ashley’s help, I can get more personalized attention than I’ve had in other shows. This helps me improve as I get deeper into how my character would think.”
'Goosebumps' offers just enough fright for kids
"The calypso-tinged “The Legend,” a song in which Laverty, perfectly cast as the slightly flaky teacher, describes the lore behind the historic script."
Causing a Kerfuffle
"But as a theater maker, I’m passionate about creating theater for theater’s sake. Something can be beautiful, exciting, dynamic, and it can also teach you something—because anything good will teach you something. I’m really passionate about legitimizing the field of theater for young audiences by creating beautiful work."
Caterpillars and other creatures introduce the younger set to theater
"Think a 2-year-old can’t enjoy a play?
MISTER AND MISSCAST: A GENDER BENDING MUSICAL THEATRE CABARET is Colorful to the Max
Gibson, Vallier, and Laverty served as charming emcees/comediennes throughout the two-act show... Laverty, clothed in a furry dog costume and insisting that she was 'species bending,' delivered a clear voiced version of "I'd Rather Be Sailing"
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Rose Theater Will Blow You Away!
"...the cast of five is absolutely delightful. Full of energy and motion, with terrific vocals, they were a huge hit with their grade school audience. They are funny. They are the perfect casting choices."