Walking the Tightrope on Tour

#TightropeOnTour Dates

Palm Desert, CA  10/9 – 10/10/14   McCallum Theatre
Las Vegas, NV  9/29/14- 10/3/14 Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Wayne, NJ  11/18/14   University Performing Arts at William Paterson University
Manchester, NH  11/21/14  Dana Center for Humanities, Saint Anslem College
Yakima, WA   2/12/15 The Capitol Theatre
Lawrence, KS  2/16 – 2/17/15  Lied Center of Kansas
St. Louis, MO   2/21 – 2/22/15 Center of Creative Arts
Nashville, TN   3/4 – 3/6/15  Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles, CA   4/28 – 5/3/15  Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre  

17 Award Nominations!

ladcc_new_logo_300x260R  Winner 3 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards

Best Production -Best Lead Performance-Best Sound Design

Nominated for Best Video Design

LA WeeklyWinner 3 LA Weekly Awards

Debbie Devine, Best Direction

John Zalewski, Best Sound Design

Matthew Hill, Best Video Design!

Nominated for 6:

Production of the Year ·  Best Acting Ensemble · Best Leading Female Performance

Winner Michael Redfield _ Best Original Music

Nominated for 7 Ovation Awards

Best Production · Best Director · Best Acting Ensemble

Best Sound Design · Best Actor · Best Actress

Named one of KCRW’s The Year’s Best in Los Angeles theatre 

Named one of Best in Los Angeles Theatre 2013 in Stage & Cinema

2013 Top Rated Los Angeles Premiere of a Play in Bitter Lemons

Honored in 23rd Annual Ticketholder Awards by Travis Michael Holder



Written by one of England’s leading writers for young audiences, Mike Kenny, Walking the Tightrope is a sweet and funny story of a grandfather who, while trying to tell his 5 year-old granddaughter that Grandma is gone, goes about building a beautiful new relationship with her.

With the help of a single clown, they discover the meaning of family. 24th STreet Theatre’s acclaimed production uses sophisticated video, sound design and original music to transport audiences from Grandad’s quaint 1959 English seaside cottage to the spectacular big top of circus.

Best for grades 3rd and up.

Curriculum Connection:

Download Tightrope Study Guide Here

History/Social Studies: Of the clown or jester, the origin and history of the circus, England for 1959 and on the cusp of a world revolution of young people

Language Arts: Poetry, prose, symbolism, contrast & compare stories written by the same author, compare 1st & 3rd-person narrations, connections between text of a drama & oral presentation

Science: The seacoast & its inhabitants, Communication in 1959.

For Booking Information:

Holden & Arts Associates

Booking and Management Services for the Performing Arts

Michael Holden

512-477-1859 – SK@HoldenArts.org

P.O. Box 50120 Austin, TX 78763


For Production Information:

24th STreet Theatre

213-745-6515 – jay@24thstreet.org

1117 W. 24th STreet Los Angeles, CA 90007

Technical Requirements:

24th STreet Theatre Touring Company: three actors, one stage manager, *optional live musician (This show can use recorded music instead of the live music).

Venue crew required: 2 technicians for load-in/set-up/running show; one lighting technician for programming and running light board, one to assist in set up, focus, and strike.

Load-in time: 4 hours. Running time: 58 minutes. Load out time: 1 hour.

Stage Requirements: Approx 40ft wide x 30 ft deep x min 12ft height clearance

Lighting: Lighting plot provided in advance, 60 dimmer minimum.

Video: 3 short throw projectors brought by touring company, run via QLAB.

Audio: Touring company’s laptop will plug into the house mixer.

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