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St. Joseph, MI (November 3, 2011) – Kids On Stage will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. in their new theatre at The Orchards Mall.  The show will be performed Thursday through Sunday, November 10-13 and Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20.  Performance times are 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday.  All tickets are $8.00.  Seating is general admission.  Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 269 313-2796.  The production is directed by Doug Fordyce, owner and director of Kids On Stage. A National Youth Theatre award winning children’s theatre company, Kids On Stage is dedicated to the development of life skills in children through the performing arts.  Kids On Stage is an opportunity for school-age children to grow in self-confidence and communication skills by preparing and performing high quality musical productions. 


The show will be performed by 32 area 1st-8th grade students.  Characters include Flat Stanley played by Samantha Pankratz (Christ Lutheran), Arthur played by Zoe Burkett (Brown Elementary), Mr. & Mrs. Lambchop played by Myles Clarke (Upton Middle School) and Amanda Morrison (Lakeshore Middle School) and Mrs. Cartero played by Sarah Green (E.P. Clarke Elementary). 


The beloved children's book written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon - delighting readers and travelers all around the world.  Kids On Stage takes everyone's favorite two-dimensional hero and gives him a new life on the stage in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.  Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, 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. 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.


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