Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts Presents ‘If You Give a Moose a Muffin’ November 13 at 1 p.m.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University presents “If You Give a Moose a Muffin.” The Magik Theatre’s hilarious adaptation of Laura Joffe Numeroff’s classic children’s book can be seen on Sunday, November 13, at 1 p.m.

This enchanting show is part of The Center’s “Especially for Kids” series, providing an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment for families with children ages 3 and older. Tickets for the show range from $10.50 to $15.50. “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” runs approximately 50 minutes and is appropriate for children ages 3 to 7.

The Magik Theatre’s national touring company is presenting this high-energy tale of a big, hungry house guest who runs his young host ragged with his constant demands. After all, if you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. He’ll also want to borrow a sweater, stitch on a button, create sock puppets just like Grandma did, put on his own show, and much more. Complete with an unforgettable dance sequence that is sure to get the audience moving. “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” is an adventure in storytelling that is fun for both children and adults.

Following “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” you can host a birthday party in a private room at Governors State University. For just $8 per person, you get a birthday cake, soft drinks or juice, tablecloth, paper plates, napkins, and plastic cutlery. For $10 a person, guests will also receive pizza for lunch. For more information on “Especially for Kids” birthday parties, call The Center box office at (708) 235-2222.

“If You Give a Moose a Muffin” is a sequel to The Magik Theatre’s 2009 runaway hit, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” which also entertained audiences at The Center. The Magik Theatre has also adapted and performed two other books by Laura Joffe Numeroff, “If You Give a Pig a Party,” and “If You Take a Mouse to School.” More information about The Magik Theatre, including classroom study guides for “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” can be found at

The Magik Theatre, based in San Antonio, Texas, is dedicated to providing extraordinary and affordable professional theatre and educational experiences for children and adults. Founded in 1994 as a professional theatre company for young people and their families, The Magik Theatre has always produced plays from books that children are reading in their schools. Each show is accompanied by study guides, stimulating children to think clearly and creatively. The Magik Theatre’s touring company is part of a community outreach that also includes summer camps, an acting and creativity academy, programs with a juvenile detention center, Shakespeare in the Park, and school workshops.

Ticket Information

“If You Give a Moose a Muffin” comes to The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University as part of the “Especially for Kids” series Single tickets to the show are $10.50 to $15.50. For ticket information call The Center’s friendly Box Office staff at (708) 235-2222 or visit The Center is located at 1 University Parkway (Governors Highway and University Parkway), 45 minutes south of the Loop, off I-57 at Sauk Trail. Parking is free.  

Special Ticket Offers

Patrons who purchase single, regular price tickets for three or more shows (Mainstage, cabaret, opera, and/or Especially for Kids series) during The Center’s 2011-2012 season will receive a $10 gift certificate to be used for future ticket purchases. Limit one voucher per household, and additional restrictions may apply.

About Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts

Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts is celebrating 17 years of enhancing the cultural landscape of the Chicago Southland. The Center is committed to its mission of presenting the finest in world-class performing arts entertainment to the citizens of the Chicago Southland at affordable prices.

The Center’s programming is the result of the vision of community leaders, educators and philanthropists who recognize the need for a blend of cultural and academic enrichment in the region. These leaders understand that culture and the arts serve to educate youth, inspire members of the community, and bring a diverse community together under one roof to share artistic experiences.

The Center integrates world-class performing arts and entertainment with the university’s academic strengths, touching the hearts and minds of audiences in new and unique ways. GSU faculty help influence programming that mixes education with entertainment, providing an experience unlike any other in the Chicago Southland.

The Center offers an extensive Arts in Education program for area schools, which reached more than 35,000 children during the 2010-2011 season. These unique, live theater experiences engage children’s minds and help them explore and question the world around them. During the 2010-2011 season, The Ralph C. Medhurst Fund provided 1,775 tickets for underserved students from Chicago Southland area schools to attend Arts in Education performances at The Center.

For more information about programming, volunteer, donor, and sponsorship opportunities, call The Center at (708) 235-2222 or visit For the latest news and offers, like The Center on Facebook at and follow @thecenter_gsu on Twitter.