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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 $8

$5 for under 5

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. 

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SHOWS AND DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SPRING 2021

GO, DOG. GO!

Date TBD | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Book by P.D. Eastman

Music by Michael Koerner

Lyrics by Steven Dietz & Allison Gregory

Come and play with MC Dog and her friends in Go, Dog. Go! the musical, adapted from the classic children's book by P.D. Eastman. Dogs zoom around the stage in this joyful play about playing. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops!

THE BEAST IN THE BAYOU

Date TBD  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company

A reimagining of Beauty and The Beast set in Louisiana with the flavor of a southern American folk tale.  This play transports audiences to a magical world of herons, turtles, alligators and a mysterious Beast.  Beauty loves to explore the swamps and forest. When her father is in danger, Beauty returns to the bayou and discovers the truth about the Beast. Realizing her true purpose, she bravely protects the creatures and environment that calls the bayou home as she stands up to those who want to destroy it.

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Date TBD  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Presented by Popcorn Hat Players

Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation will have you “spinning” with laughter. Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss! Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom.

AFRICAN FOLKTALES

Date TBD  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

From the desert lands of the Sahara to the plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond – join a variety of characters from a wide range of cultures in stories that celebrate the various folk tale traditions of the continent of Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. The stories include Anansi the Spider, porquoi tales and many facts and figures about this incredible continent.

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Date TBD  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Music by George Stiles

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe

From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Broadway's Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, the musical, a "very curly musical tail" that is perfect for the whole family! When the pigpen starts to look like a real sty, Mama says it's time to leave and build something new. Help our piggies watch for wolves while they use hay, sticks and bricks to make it in a big, bad world. This endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA

Date TBD  | Mt. Gretna Playhouse

Music, Book, & Lyrics by Austin Zumbro

Based on the book by Anna Dewdney

A brand new musical based on the beloved children's book character and animated Netflix series Llama Llama!.  It's been a big first day of school, and Llama's happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and goes downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn't she coming? It’s an all-out singing dancing llama drama!

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Box Office: 717-964-3627 

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