Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical • Constellation
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Box Office

M-F 12 – 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin

General Inquiries

Overview

8-year-old Lily Polkadot just moved to the small, “Squares Only” town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected friendship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson that reminds us that our individual differences are what make us cool. Fun for all ages!

“The Next Great Multi-Generational Show” – Onstage Blog

Based on an Original Concept by Douglas Lyons

Supported by the McCarty New Works Initiative

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Sensory-Friendly Performance

Sunday, May 11 at 1:00pm

Constellation offers select sensory-friendly performances for our Constellation for Kids series. This special performance is designed to create a theater experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Tickets to Constellation’s Sensory-Friendly performances are Pay What You Will, meaning you get to choose your own ticket price (from $5-$75).

Accommodations for these performances include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • Elimination of any strobe or flashing light sequences
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • More space in theater seating area for standing and movement
  • Fidgets and noise canceling headphones welcome
  • Resource materials available online and at performances, so families know what to expect at the theater and during the show.

The Cool Kids Gala

Calling All Cool Kids! Join us at the John Waldron Arts Center for games and festivities before the afternoon performance of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. After the show, you will have the opportunity to meet the cast and dine on some scrumptious cuisine. The COOLEST kids will dress up for the event, either fancy or zany, in order to win a prize for “best dressed” or “funniest threads.” This family-friendly “gala” is a benefit to support Constellation’s education and accessibility programs, ensuring that Constellation remains a pillar of arts education and theater for young audiences in south central Indiana.

Saturday, April 26, 2025 at the John Waldron Arts Center

BOX OFFICE

Phone Hours: M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin
In-Person Hours: W-F 12-5pm
Waldron Arts Center (122 S Walnut St)
info@seeconstellation.org

WALDRON ARTS CENTER / MAILING ADDRESS

122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Physical Box Office Hours: W-F 12-5pm

CONSTELLATION STUDIOS

411 E 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

SHOW LOCATIONS

Buskirk Chumley Theater
114 E Kirkwood
Ted Jones Playhouse
107 W 9th St.
Waldron Arts Center
122 S Walnut St

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