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For audiences K-6 and their grown up friends!  Gretna Theatre's Kids Series introduces live theatre to kids, some for the very first time.  Our shows are often based on popular books to encourage literacy.  Transform your Saturday  with music, drama, dancing, and lots of laughs.  We’re sure these 1 hour shows will beat staying home and watching the same old Saturday morning cartoons!

Performances are 11AM and tickets are $10


Kids Series is sensory-friendly.  That means typical “rules of attendance” have been relaxed to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families who support them. Since shows are in the daytime, the theatre never goes dark or blackout and there aren't any startling or strobing lighting effects.  Seating is also completely open and not sold out, so if you need to move in the middle of the show that is ok!  You can get up and exit to walk around and break, or even stand in the back with parental supervision without any judgement or worry. 


Our 2023 Kids Series


The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Music by David Weinstein, Jonathan K. Waller, Timothy Allen McDonald & Stephen Gabriel

Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald & Jonathan K. Waller

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem... for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat... really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. And, whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or "hanging ten" off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.

The Musical Adventues of Flat Stanley
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus : The Musical

Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 11AM  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 11AM  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Based on the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Lyrics by Mo Willems

Script by Mo Willems and Mr. Warburton

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz

It's not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus : The Musical
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Marian & Friends Ventriloquist

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

No longer a full-time teacher, Marian devotes herself to her family and her growing ventriloquist business. She performs at a variety of venues, including school assemblies and Artist in Residence programs, festivals, churches, and private and corporate events. Both children and adults are amazed at the variety of characters she uses in her shows: from soft-sculpture puppets to a life-sized ostrich to a talking drawing board. Her audiences love to laugh along with the humorous stories and songs she shares throughout her shows.

Marian & Friends Ventriloquist
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Curious George : The Golden Meatball

Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 11AM | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Based on the books by Margret & H.A. Rey and the Play Owned by Universal State Productions

Music by John Kavanaugh

Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Demson

All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.

Curiou George

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