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Derby Dinner Playhouse opened their 2018-2019 Children’s Musical Theatre Series with THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY this past weekend and it was a great way to kick off the new season!  This is such a cute show and my boys especially loved that the main characters in it were boys and they could relate because they have read the books!  


Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary ten-year-old, until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him!  The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat!  Filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.  He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.


This production is a musical adaptation based on the popular children’s book, “Flat Stanley”, written by Jeff Brown.  The book for THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY was written by Timothy Allen McDonald, with music and lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald, David Weinstein, Jonathan K. Waller and Stephen Gabriel.

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY is under the direction of Matthew Brennan.  The cast will include Lem Jackson as Flat Stanley, Cary Wiger, Shaquille Towns, Mollie Murk and Katelyn Webb.  Everyone in the cast did an amazing job of bringing this story to life!  Lem Jackson makes his Stanley puppet come to life for an hour on stage in a way that truly captures the kids attention!  Even my 2 year old loved it when Stanley went flying through the air "He's Upside Down" he would say!  LOL


All public performances of THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY feature a kid friendly menu and are one hour in length.  Make plans now to go and see this great show! This production is most suitable for ages 3 - 12. Public performances run October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29, November 3 & 10, 2018.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit