CCA offering free children’s tickets for ‘Peg + Cat Live!’ March 8

The Collins Center for the Arts is offering free children’s tickets for the upcoming show “Peg + Cat Live!” at 7 p.m. March 8. The interactive live show is based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS Kids series “Peg + Cat.”

“We wanted to do something special for the community and thought it would be great to offer free kids tickets to a live, educationally oriented show intended for young children. Any time we can bring together families, arts and education, it’s a winning combination,” says Daniel Williams, executive director of the CCA.

The musical features wild comedy and countless favorite songs from the show. On their adventure to solve a problem, Peg and Cat will need math — bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing and a lot of counting. They also will need to count on each other, and the audience.

The traveling musical production is visiting 27 U.S. cities on the tour. Centering around an original story written by the series’ co-creators, the stage show encourages children to help the main characters of the animated cartoon solve big problems by using their early math skills. The theatrical production features large puppets, light-up math facts and songs. The show was produced by Fred Rogers Productions, Brad Simon Organization and the Bay Area Children’s Theater.

Adult tickets are $30, including all fees. Free tickets will be available for all children who attend the show with at least one paying adult. Tickets are available online or at the box office, which is open 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.