The Contemporary Youth Arts Company will begin performances of “Sad Mad Glad: The Musical” next week, based on children’s books by Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn. “Sad Mad Glad” helps teach children life lessons by linking their body parts to positive thoughts and behaviors. The musical adaptation by Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde includes new songs, like “Your Eyes, Your Nose, Your Skin, Your Toes” and “Pozz-itivity.” The musical has 10 scheduled performances at the CYAC Theater in the Town Center mall. The show is written for those 7 and under. Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Sept. 29, Oct. 4, Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. Tickets are $15 per adult, $8 for students and $5 for those 6 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.cyacwv.showclix.com. Call 304-541-4756 for information.