On June 8, the Wichita Children’s Theatre brings the musical adaption of the classic story “The Little Red Hen” to the McPherson Opera House for two performances, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thanks to a grant from the Lisa Waldhauer Memorial Fund, managed by the McPherson County Community Foundation, admission is free.

The story of the Little Red Hen has been told for ages to teach young people basic moral values. Using farm animals for the characters makes it interesting and fun for children and stimulates their imaginations as they learn some important life lessons. Even though this folk tale has been passed down for generations, its messages of thriftiness, planning, hard work, and persistence are timeless.

“Wichita Children’s Theatre has been performing at the Opera House every summer since 2012. The shows are a hit year after year, and it’s a wonderful gift from the Lisa Waldhauer Memorial Fund that area families can bring their young children to quality, kid-oriented live performances for free,” said Opera House Business Director Diane Fallis.

Doors and concessions open at 9:15 a.m. The show runs approximately 35 minutes. Seating is open, no tickets necessary.