‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley’ set for Thursday in Beaver Creek
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What: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.”
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.
When: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Cost: Limited public tickets to The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley are $14 adult/ $11 child and are available at the box office the day of the performance
More information: Visit www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes families to take a journey with “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” as a part of the STARS (Support The Arts Reaching Students) series. Two daytime performances will be offered on Thursday at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else, but one night he makes a wish to be something special and it comes true. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book, “Flat Stanley,” was written in 1964 and has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon.
Join Stanley on this musical adventure as he’s “Traveling Through The Mail.” Limited public tickets to “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” are $14 for adults and $11 for children and are available at the box office the day of the performance, based on available space.
Dallas Children’s Theatre’s touring production of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” is a musical travelogue in which Stanley, the ultimate exchange student, scours the globe to do something the world has never seen before,and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. The musical stage adaptation of Brown’s classic book was published in 2008 and has been hitting the Theater for Young Audiences national circuit to critical acclaim.
‘VALUE OF BEING DIFFERENT’
“What I love about the show are all the teachable moments that don’t feel like lessons,” said guest director Michael Serrecchia, who returns to Dallas Children’s Theatre following his success with the main-stage production of Flat Stanley. “It’s a fun, Broadway-style musical comedy about the value of being different and the importance of family.”
Dallas Children’s Theatre’s national tour of “Flat Stanley” stars Johnny Lee (Stanley Lambchop), Justin Duncan (Arthur Lambchop), Caroline Dubberly (Mrs. Lambchop), James Chandler (Mr. Lambchop), Charli Armstrong (Mrs. Catero/Ensemble) and Laura Choate (Shark/Ensemble).
TRAVELING THE WORLD
Stanley is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill 10-year old boy, and for Stanley, life is too normal. So, he makes a wish to travel the world. The next morning, he wakes up really, really flat. Thus begins his quest, which comes surprisingly easy when you can travel through the postal system as a letter. He journeys to Paris, Hawaii, Hollywood and beyond. Once Stanley realizes that great adventures aren’t as special without his family around to share in the joy and excitement, he wishes to become a three-dimensional boy once again.
The STARS series of performances is offered to promote artistic, educational and cultural enrichment to local students. Each year, the Vail Valley Foundation and Vilar Performing Arts Center provide free transportation and tickets to more than 7,000 Eagle County students to expose them to live performing arts. Visit http://www.vilarpac.org for more information.
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