All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre

28th Season


Upcoming Events

Sat, 01/14/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm
East Lansing Public Library – Community Room

East Lansing Public Library and All-of-Us Express Children’s Theatre will be partnering this month to discuss the classic Lois Lowry book, Number the Stars. All Of Us Express will perform a stage adaptation of this title at the Hannah Community Center on February 3rd & 10th at 7 p.m. and February 4th & 11th at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The first 15 participants to sign up will also receive a free ticket to a performance along with their copy of the book!

Number the Stars is the story of ten year old Annemarie Johansen and her family as they witness the Danish resistance to German troops’ relocation of the Jewish population in Denmark in 1943. When they take in Annemarie’s Jewish friend, they must conceal her true identity and eventually make their way across the sea to Sweden and safety.

Join us to discuss this book and enjoy bagels from Panera. The first 15 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive a free copy of the book.

Immediately prior to January’s Books & Bagels session, we will also be holding a script reading and discussion with cast and crew from All Of Us Express. Be sure to join us at 1:00 p.m. for this unique opportunity!

Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for 4th-6th graders. Thank you to Panera Bread of Frandor for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Upcoming Productions 


Number the Stars

Feb. 3 & 10 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 4 & 11 (2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.)


Young Playwrights Festival 2017

May 12 & 13 (7 p.m.)
May 13 ( 4:30 p.m.)

Jan. 20 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 21 10 a.m.-noon


 Audition Schedule  Dates  Times
A Little Princess Sept. 8 & 9
Sept. 10
*Sept. 6 (audition workshop)
6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 a.m. – noon
6:30 p.m.
Number the Stars Nov. 17 & 18
Nov. 19
*Nov. 16 (audition workshop)
6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-noon
6:30 p.m.
Pinnochio Feb. 16 & 17
Feb. 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-noon
 Shrek the Musical Jr. May 18 & 19
May 20
6:30-8:30 p.m.
10 a.m. to noon

Ticket information

East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI

Visit the ELPRA web pages for ticket information, information about auditions, classes, drama camps and shows. All auditions and classes and most events are held at Hannah Community Center.

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports and advises the theater program of the City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts, given into the care of ELPRA during the merger agreement of 2009 by AECT. AECT members receive discounts on tickets and participation fees as well as other benefits. On these pages you will find season information, member information, and the history of this company as well as a list of our current board and staff members.

Theatre Community Membership


Thank you to this season’s sponsors!