Ezra Jack Keats's book, Louie, tells the story of a shy boy who comes alive when he connects with a puppet named, Gussie. The book promotes kindness, compassion, and friendship. Included with the book are two puppets, a DIY puppet of Gussie, popcorn, and a Parent Resource Guide to prompt imaginative play scenarios, tongue twisters, and questions to inspire conversation.
Order by March 18th to get this box!
Ahoy mateys! Your first lesson on deck is with the mighty captain, Wildbeard himself, and his crew of adventurers as they set out to discover "where true treasure lies." Your box includes 4 actor's scripts, 1 director's script, a few essential costumes and props, and a special treat for your audience. In addition, this initial box includes a curriculum notebook with lessons on acting skills, warm-ups, improv games, vocabulary, and history of theatre. Aargh!
Order by April 18th to get this box!
Q: What is the appropriate age range for this subscription?Asked by Christine S., September 2020
PLACES, PLEASE! Theatre Boxes are suited for children ages 8-14 although younger children with older siblings have very successfully been a part of these plays.
I am currently working on a box for children ages 3-8 called PLACES, PLEASE! LITTLES. It should be available mid-fall 2020. Once it is available it will be posted on Cratejoy.
Q: Are there enough supplies for 2 kids to use this box or should I get a 2nd subscription?Asked by Christine S., September 2020
Each box comes with enough supplies for 3-5 kids. Included in the box are scripts for each actor, a director's script, essential costumes/props (generally 4-5), theatre curriculum, and a treat for your audience!
Q: When is my subscription billed?Asked by Christine S., September 2020
Renewals take place on the 15th of the month. PLACES, PLEASE! Theatre Boxes are a bi-monthly subscription so you will be billed every other month on the 15th based on the month you signed up. PLACES, PLEASE! Littles is a monthly subscription box so you will be billed every month on the 15th.
Q: When is my subscription going to be shipped?Asked by Christine S., September 2020
Subscription boxes are shipped out within three days of the order being placed. A tracking number is sent to notify you it has shipped.
My daughter and I really enjoyed our first Places Please LITTLES Box! As an actor-mom currently on hiatus from my career as I raise my family, this was the perfect way to share my love for the theatre with my children. There were aspects of theatre other than acting that were touched on (props, scenery, costumes). The costume pieces are HANDMADE which is incredibly impressive. This box was packed! The value, quality and whimsy of everything included is so worth it. My daughter loved the pirate theme, loved decorating her pirate hat and patch, building her pirate flag and decorating her wall with the glow in the dark stars for the scenery. This box is perfect for younger kids, they are able to let their imaginations fly (oh to be young again). The book was a tad advanced for my 5 year old but there were plenty of different scenes that we could play out. The Pinterest board with ideas and suggestions is helpful as well! I can't wait for the next one!
Yvonne, thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm happy the "Littles" Imaginative Play Box provided entertainment and fun for you and your children!
We love our “Places Please! Littles” box! My children (4.5 and 1.5) were immediately drawn to the colorful book and fun costume pieces. I love the way this box introduces theater to young children in an accessible way using dramatic play! It has provided us with tons of fun and exploration. This box would also make an excellent gift! It has been put together do thoughtfully. Can’t wait to get our next one!
I really appreciate the thoughtful review, Jillian! Thanks so much. :)
I love the idea behind this box! My kids are always so excited for the opportunity to be the star of their own show, and this box makes it so easy! The props are fun and the story was really enjoyable. Such a great way to break-up our typical homeschool routine and add in some creative play. Best part is that the props and story can be enjoyed over and over!
Thanks for the wonderful review, Shauna! I'm so grateful and really glad you're having so much fun with it.
Love, love, LOVE! So well put together, with bright colors and thoughtful touches. My almost 4yr old and I had a blast together. I appreciated all the great content which helped nurture creativity and dramatic play. We were inspired to make our own props as well and find things around the house to add to our costumes and include in our big show. Definitely something we will continue to play with too, it’s like compiling our own dress up and make believe trunk! We can’t wait for our next box.
Lauren, thank you so much for this wonderful review! The photos you posted on Instagram of your and your "Little's" experience were priceless. I'm so happy you had so much fun with this box. Next month, I'll be introducing puppets in the box!
My kids were so excited to get their second box of props and script, and while I don't have any photos to share we have definitely enjoyed the time that the girls have spent with these and how they've been inspired to create their own original plays as well.
Howard, thanks for the review. The video you sent of your girls rehearsing "Amazing Addy" is still one of my favorites! "PLACES, PLEASE!" :)
We love this box! My kids track it when we get the notification it's been mailed. We have a lot of fun as a family doing acting drills and improv games. I can't wait to see the next show my kids put on. This is an amazing company and this box is exceptional value-- truly an acting class in a box.
Christy, your homeschool pod is exceptional! I have really enjoyed watching the PLACES, PLEASE! plays they've produced and submitted. Truly a talented bunch!!
This was a fantastic box! And the seller was so very helpful! I am teaching my first theatre class and had no idea where to begin. Not only was this box helpful, but the seller gave me so many helpful hints that made my class a success! I can't say enough wonderful things about this product! Absolutely fabulous!
Thanks so much for the review, Felissa! I hope your class is going well. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need any more help.
This box filled a huge theatre void that we had in our homeschool curriculum. I love how this box not only came with a play that my kids (ages 5, 8, and 10) were able to put on, but it also came with theatre warm ups & terminology - allowing us to truly LEARN about theatre. In addition, there were zoom classes that my kids could partake in to further develop their skills. Their favorite part, however, was getting to submit the play for the competition. It was amazing to see my 5 year old memorize lines and all my kids work so hard on this. I love this box and it will remain a staple in our curriculum!
Thank you Christine for the wonderful review! It's been so fun working with you and your kids and, wow, what a great job they did on their play at such young ages!
We love our first places, please subscription box so much! The kids had so much fun creating their pirate characters. I was amazed my 6yo was able to memorize so many of the lines and participate with his older siblings. The script is so fun and works great for a variety of experience levels and ages. Really creates lasting memories and a bonding experience for siblings! The tips are so helpful and the customer service is excellent! We can’t wait for our next box!
Thanks, Tina for this wonderful review! It's been so fun working with you and your kids.
Great content! I felt like the props could be better quality.
Jessica, thank you so much for your review! This feedback really helps in curating future boxes. I sure appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. :)
Amazing Addy works to diffuse fellow superhero, Morgan, after a miscommunication with her parents. This script provides an opportunity for parents to teach kids how to talk about their feelings. Your box includes five actor's scripts, one director's script, a few essential costumes and props, inserts with lessons on acting skills, warm-ups, improv, vocabulary, and history of theatre. Plus, there's a special treat for your audience!
Our first PLACES, PLEASE! Littles Imaginative Play Box centers around the book, Penelope the Pirate Princess, written by a seven-year-old girl! This box is curated with pirate-themed costumes and props. The Parent Resource Card is filled with ideas for imaginative play scenarios, additional costume and prop ideas, questions to inspire conversation, and warm-up tongue twisters. There is also a Pinterest Board with craft ideas, fun themed videos, and more!
Sheriff Wiry Wyatt searches for the outlaw Wasteful Wanda. Her crime, wastefulness. This script provides an opportunity for parents to teach kids how to be earth-friendly. Your box includes six actor's scripts, one director's script, a few essential costumes and props, inserts with lessons on acting skills, warm-ups, improv, vocabulary, and history of theatre. Plus, there's a special treat for your audience! This is the third box in the acting series.
This box is curated with costumes and props themed around the book, Snowmen at Night. The Parent Resource Card is filled with ideas for imaginative play scenarios, questions to inspire conversation, games, warm-up tongue twisters, and additional costume and prop ideas. There is also a Pinterest Board with craft ideas, fun themed videos, and more!
This box is curated with costumes and props themed around the book, The Knight and the Dragon. The Parent Resource Card is filled with ideas for imaginative play scenarios, questions to inspire conversation, games, warm-up tongue twisters, and additional costume and prop ideas. There is also a Pinterest Board with craft ideas, fun themed videos, and more!
Diane de Groat's book, Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink, tells the story of Gilbert who has to write Valentine's cards to two kids who were mean to him. The book promotes discussion on kindness and forgiveness. Included with the book are two animal masks, one pair of glasses for Gilbert, supplies for making Valentine's Day cards, popcorn, and a Parent Resource Guide to prompt imaginative play scenarios, tongue twisters, and questions to inspire conversation.