“Mi Casa Tu Casa” performed at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School Wednesday

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre castmembers (left to right) Allicia Rivas, Chris Kent, Jane Keitel and Michael Aquino peformed in "Mi Casa Tu Casa" Wednesday afternoon at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre cast members (left to right) Allicia Rivas, Michael Aquino, Jane Keitel, and Chris Kent  performed in “Mi Casa Tu Casa” Wednesday afternoon at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School.

The Upper Shores branch of the Ocean County Library hosted Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s bilingual production of “Mi Casa Tu Casa” Wednesday for children and families at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School, Seaside Heights Wednesday.

More than 200 people filled the school’s auditorium.

The four-member cast blended music and folktales where a humble mouse could charm a lovely cockroach, a young girl could find beauty in her new  home in American, and the feather of a Thunderbird could bring prosperity to a person who believes.

Musicians Michael Aquino (electric guitar) and Jane Keitel (keyboard)  accompanied storytellers Allicia Rivas and Chris Kent through the hour long program, a presentation of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s annual Stages Festival.

The annual festival brings professional theater companies to local neighborhoods in March, delighting children, families and other adults with Broadway-quality programs.

This marks the eighteenth year Ocean County Library has partnered with Stages Festival. It presented eight different productions at 13 branches this year. The programs are presented by the library free of charge.

Guitarist Chris Kent accompanies a skit as a young girl learns about diversity in her new home in America.

Guitarist Michael Aquino accompanies a skit as a young girl learns about diversity in her new home in America.

Ocean County Library Branch Manager June Schneider welcomes more than 200 people to Wednesday's performance by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre of "Mi Casa Tu Casa."

Ocean County Library Branch Manager June Schneider welcomes more than 200 people to Wednesday’s performance by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre of “Mi Casa Tu Casa.”

Electric guitarist Chris Kent.

Electric guitarist Michael Aquino.

Storyteller Allicia Rivas listens to a story during Wednesday's performance of "Mi Casa Tu Casa."

Storyteller Allicia Rivas listens to a story during Wednesday’s performance of “Mi Casa Tu Casa.”

According to legend, a feather from the Thunderbird will bring a person prosperity in the coming year.

According to legend, a feather from the Thunderbird will bring a person prosperity in the coming year.

Musician Jane Keitel played the keyboard during Wednesday's "Mi Casa Tu Casa" performance.

Musician Jane Keitel played the keyboard during Wednesday’s “Mi Casa Tu Casa” performance.

The humble raton (Michael Aquino, center) woos la cucaracha (Allicia Rivas, left.)

The humble raton (Chris Kent, center) woos la cucaracha (Allicia Rivas, left.)

A little dance party with the children and storytellers ended Wednesday's "Mi Casa Tu Casa."

A little dance party with the children and storytellers ended Wednesday’s “Mi Casa Tu Casa.”

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Ocean County Library thanks the cast and crew members for presenting such a wonderful performance of "Mi Casa Tu Casa" at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School Wednesday.

Ocean County Library thanks the cast and crew members for presenting such a wonderful performance of “Mi Casa Tu Casa” at the Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School Wednesday.

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