The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre's production of THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY runs through July 14th with performances every Saturday afternoon and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, with select added weekdays. See photos from the production below!
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 done 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 to 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 Adventures of Flat Stanley opened at The Way Off Broadway Children’s Theatre Saturday, April 14th with Matthew Crawford, making his Children’s Theatre debut at the theatre, as Stanley, the “2 dimensional” traveler ready to journey around the world. Joining Crawford in the new musical at Way Off Broadway playing the various characters Stanley meets on his travels will be Jordan C. Allen, Jessica Billones, Ryan Patrick Kane, Bill Kiska, Justin Mohay, Shawn Nakia, Jordan B. Stocksdale, and Joseph Waeyaert.
Based on the beloved children's book written by JefF Brown in 1964, that has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley has a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, with music by David Weinstein, Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, and Stephen Gabriel, and lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller. Way Off Broadway’s production is directed and staged by Jordan B. Stocksdale.
Children’s Theatre performances are every Saturday afternoon and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month with select added weekdays. Tickets are $17 per person for lunch and the show and may be purchased by visiting the theatre’s Box Office or calling (301) 662-6600.
Since first opening the Children’s Theatre in 1996, it remains a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination for families looking for a fun weekend activity. It has also become a great spot for birthday parties and school trips. So popular, the Children’s Theatre has also opened the door for a Breakfast Series at Way Off Broadway which includes yearly Princess Breakfast and the annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus).
For additional information about The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, or any of Way Off Broadway’s productions, visit www.wayoffbroadway.com or call the theatre at (301) 662-6600.
The Children’s Theatre is part of The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre which has been a leader in the region’s performing arts community since it first opened in 1995. Under the direction of the Kiska Family since 2002, Way Off Broadway has produced such productions as A Funny Thing . . . Forum, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Oklahoma!, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, The Odd Couple, A Chorus Line, Lend Me a Tenor, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, Cats, The Full Monty, South Pacific, Hairspray, Chicago, and Damn Yankees, as well as the regional and/or area premieres of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl - The Musical, Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, the musical comedy The Wedding Singer, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Located along Route 40 West, the Golden Mile in Frederick, the theatre also produces a one-of-a-kind children’s lunch theatre, as well as a number of special events throughout the year.
Photos courtesy of Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre