The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley TYA

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley TYA

Book by  Timothy Allen McDonald
Lyrics by  Timothy Allen McDonald and Jonathan K. Waller
Music by  Jonathan K. Waller and David Weinstein and Timothy Allen McDonald and Stephen Gabriel
Based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version

Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks.

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. And now, Timothy Allen McDonald, the writer behind Willy Wonka and James And The Giant Peach, has taken everyone's favorite two-dimensional hero and given him a new life 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. 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 is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of live theatre. With a small cast size, a short running time and strong curricular connections, this is an ideal choice for theatres looking to tour to schools or with strong educational programs.

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