'Ada Twist, Scientist and Friends' musical coming to the News-Journal Center in April

The Peabody Auditorium Foundation is presenting a 'STEM-fueled musical' for children ages 4-9.

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The News-Journal Center. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
The News-Journal Center. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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As part of its Young Audience Series, the Peabody Auditorium Foundation will present TheaterWorksUSA’s family musical, "Ada Twist, Scientist and Friends," based on books by Andrea Beaty.

The books — "Rosie Revere, Engineer" ; "Iggy Peck, Architect" ; and "Ada Twist, Scientist" — inspired this STEM-fueled musical featuring role models for young scientists, according to a press release. The musical tells the story of three out-of-the-box thinkers who are faced with "the ultimate test of their problem-solving skills" to be conquered only through teamwork during a field trip gone awry.

"After a sold-out crowd for our last production, we are really looking forward to sharing 'Ada Twist, Scientist and Friends' with our community," said Kathy Berman, executive director of the PAF.

PAF President Rene Bell Adams agreed. 

“This production is doubly exciting because it not only brings the unique joy of a musical, but highlights STEM — and is another show we are so proud to bring to children and families here in Volusia County," she said in the press release.

Tickets cost $25 each. The performance is recommended for ages 4-9 and will be held at the News-Journal Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Visit or call 386-631-1974.


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