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2015/2016 SEASON


I Love You, Stinky Face

15-16-07-StinkyAPRIL 15TH, 2016MAY 15TH, 2016
All Ages

This heart-warming new musical will have you hugging your loved ones a little tighter and laughing with glee as the imaginative child snuggles onto our main stage this spring!


Number the Stars

15-16-06-NumberAPRIL 29TH, 2016MAY 22ND, 2016
Ages 8+

All the drama, pathos, adventure, terror and humor of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning book come to life in our intimate Hopkins Jaycees Studio this spring.


Annie jr.

15-16-08-AnnieJrJUNE 24TH, 2016JULY 31ST, 2016
All Ages

One of the world’s best loved musicals bounds onto the STC stage this summer as plucky and positive Annie charms her way into your heart.


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

15-16-09-TwinkleAUGUST 5TH, 2016AUGUST 20TH, 2016
Ages 18 months – 4 years

What comes out at night? In this magical experience, our youngest audience members will discover all the joy and wonder of night time sounds and creatures, fireflies and flashlights, blankies and teddy bears and of course, stars. If you enjoyed The Dandelion Seed, this charming nighttime adventure is a must see.



2016-2017 SEASON


Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans

Sept 16 – Oct 20, 2016 • All AgesMagic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans

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Jump into the Magic Tree House and venture back to New Orleans, 1915! The streets are alive with the sounds of the Jazz Age as Jack and Annie meet a 14-year old Louis Armstrong and help set him on the path to becoming the “King of Jazz.” Based on the beloved Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne this inspiring tale of big dreams is filled with music to stir the soul.


Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Sept 30 – Oct 30, 2016spookley

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin journeys into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio just in time for autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable characters and music may just encourage you to “dare to be square!”


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical ™

Nov 18 – Dec 28, 2016 – ALL AGESRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical™

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Rudolph and friends fly back onto our stage this December for an encore production of this audience favorite. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays with this timeless tale of misfits, elves, an abominable snow monster and a whole lot of Holly Jolly good fun. This enchanting musical, based on the classic television special by Rankin and Bass, features all the characters and songs you love, and will inspire you to sing along with glee!


Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Jan 20 – Feb 20, 2017 – ALL AGES

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Fancy Nancy: The Musical - Jan 20 - Feb 20, 2017

Come get your fancy on this winter with the effervescent (that’s a fancy name for bubbly) Fancy Nancy! From the tip of her sparkly slippers up to the top of her twinkly tiara, Nancy is set for the spotlight in her first dance recital. What she is not prepared for is getting stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Will she be able to find her fancy flair in time to take the stage? Based on the popular book series by Jane O’Connor, this playful musical will surely inspire a sparkle or two in your heart.


The Velveteen Rabbit

Mar 10 – 26, 2017 – ALL AGES – World Premiere

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The Velveteen Rabbit - Mar 10 - 26, 2017

The cherished tale about the transformational magic of love graces our main stage this March. “Real isn’t how you are made,” the old Skin Horse tells the Velveteen Rabbit, “It’s a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time.” This treasured story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to become REAL is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular performance collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl Moon,Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Snow Queen.


Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017 – ALL AGES – World Premiere

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.


Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Apr 28 – May 20, 2017

Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures - Apr 28 - May 20, 2017

World Premiere Exclusive!

The super-hero squirrel, Ulysses and the self-proclaimed cynic Flora Belle Buckman land in our Hopkins Jaycees Studio this spring in an inspiring story of being born anew. When Flora saves Ulysses after he is sucked up through a vacuum cleaner, neither could predict the changes that will ensue. This eccentric, endearing saga about the possibilities of hope and the promises of a capacious heart is a world premiere adaptation based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo’s 2014 Newbery Medal winner.


Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017 – All AgesShrek The Musical - Theatre for Young Audiences version - Jun 23 - Jul 30, 2017

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The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!


Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017 – Ages 1-5 – World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

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Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.