Children's theater group to perform classic sketches and new work

The Paper Bag Players celebrates its 60th year with performance at SUNY Orange


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • The cast of the Paper Bag Players (Photo provided)




  • "Lost in the Mall" (Photo provided)




— The Paper Bag Players children’s theater group is celebrating its 60th season this year.

The company is celebrating the milestone with a blend of classic sketches as well as brand new works that are brimming with live music and dance, singalong songs, funny stories, and lots of audience participation, that are all wrapped in the Bags’ signature paper and cardboard costumes and sets.

The celebration is scheduled to take place in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall in SUNY Orange in Middletown, N.Y., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13.

The show will start with “Nothing Like a Show,” a skit that engages the audience by taking a tour through Paper Bag Players history with a carnival of characters from across the decades including the bumbling Bob the Slob, a family of noses, dancing bears and dogs, and a 15-foot-tall dinosaur.

Next, a fan favorite, “Lost in the Mall,” features a confused cardboard family that needs help to find each other, followed by a request in the form of a singalong to get reluctant Peter to take a bath in “I Won’t Take a Bath.”

The show continues with “The Cactus and the Balloon,” about a very unlikely friendship, and “Dream Come True,” about a pizza-tossing family.

Among brand new pieces, “Mister Mixup” features a daffy magician who can create a butterfly out of — what else? — a stick of butter and a fly, and “Shipwreck Island,” a thrilling adventure complete with hot air balloon, a pirate queen and her talking parrot, charming songs, and the search for an ancient sword.

This innovative company has set the standard since 1958 for original productions that speak directly and vividly to children, while amusing adults with sly wit.

The show is perfect for children ages 3 to 8. The Paper Bag Players performances are lively, colorful, humorous, and thought-provoking for any aged theatre-goers.

Essential informationOrange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues in Middletown, N.Y., where free parking is available in the big adjacent lot.

Tickets may be purchased online at sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/ticketing.shtml.

The costs are: children $6.50; adults $8.50; seniors, faculty, staff, alumni $7.50; plus a $2.50 online service charge for each ticket.

SUNY Orange students with ID are admitted free at the door.

Any available tickets will also be sold at the Orange Hall box office starting at 1 p.m. the afternoon of the performance. For more information call 845-341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu or visit sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Support all children — pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act
To the Editor:
In May 2003, my beautiful daughter, Chloe, was born. Shortly after her birth, she was diagnosed with Down syndrome. During my wife’s pregnancy, we were...

Read more »
Image

Learn about jewelry, from ancient to modern times
— Through just about all of history, jewelry has been a way to show off — or escape — our social or economic class.
Read more »
Image

Scholarships offered by Pocono Arts Council
STROUDSBURG — The Pocono Arts Council is offering two $500 scholarships for graduating seniors in music and visual art who plan to...
Read more »
Image

DVMS Students of the Month for November
Pictured are the Delaware Valley Middle School Students of the Month for November: Joseph Gianesses, Karter Peereboom, Ryan Baka, Riley McKenzie, and Addison Kidney. (Photo...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Where in clues
Pike's Peek
  • Mar 21, 2019
Local News
DVMS Students of the Month for November
  • Mar 21, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA