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BSA Children’s Theatre to present musical

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is to present “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m., Aug. 18, in the Hirt Theater at 205 Maple St.

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 is a literary and pop culture phenomenon, delighting readers all around the world.

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday 10-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. 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 and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.

Stanley’s journey takes him all across the globe, to many interesting locales, filled with lots of colorful characters.

The cast includes: Stanley: Karlie Franks, Arthur: Ellis Wylykanowitz, Mr. Lambchop: Nathan Shanaman, Mrs. Lambchop: Reese Smith, Caleb/Cayla: Leah Karcher, Jackson/Jackie: Gracelyn Tuttamore, Jacob: Wyatt Shumway, Cousin Sophie: Sage Middleswarth, Slumber Party Kids: Baylie Jarrett, Teddy Colvin, Aaron Christophel, Madison Cassell, HadLeigh Lerch, Gracie Missler, Emma Hartman, AhnaLeigh Lerch, Cyler Bellamy, Jocelyn Tritch, Acelin Pore, Kaleb Franks; Bulletin Board: Khloe Herman, Mrs. Cartero: Taylor Schlosser, Doctor Dan: John Hesch, Nurse Betty: Remi Middleswarth, King of the Cool Kids: Ava Duffield, Cool Kid 2: Emma Childers, Cool Kid 3: Kaleb Franks, Cool Kids: Acelin Pore, Khloe Herman, Abigail Espinosa, Baylie Jarrett, Jocelyn Tritch, Teddy Colvin; Bird 1: Emma Childers, Bird 2: Emma Hartman, Bird 3: Gracelyn Tuttamore, Birds: HadLeigh Lerch, Leah Kacher, Remi Middleswarth, Sage Middleswarth, Gracie Missler, Abigail Espinosa, Madison Cassell; Hollywood Agent: Addison Riehl, Hollywood Assistant 1: HadLeigh Lerch, Hollywood Assistant 2: Abigail Espinosa, Samantha: Madison Cassell, O. Jay D’Art: John Hesch, Mona Lisa: Sage Middleswarth, Napoleon: Aaron Christophel, Sneak Thief: Cyler Bellamy, Herb/Heather Wavecrest: Jocelyn Tritch, Kiki: Gracie Missler, Bikini Wahini: Khloe Herman, Assistant Director: Leah Kacher, Assistant to the Assistant Director: HadLeigh Lerch, Go-Go Dancers: Emma Childers, Baylie Jarrett, Emma Hartman, Gracelyn Tuttamore, Remi Middleswarth, AhnaLeigh Lerch; Camera Persons: Ava Duffield, John Hesch; Sound Person: Madison Cassell, Make-Up Persons: Abigail Espinosa, Sage Middleswarth; Surfers: Acelin Pore, Wyatt Shumway, Cyler Bellamy, Kaleb Franks, Teddy Colvin, Aaron Christophel

The musical is directed by Juliet Russell of Bellevue. Carol Shanaman of Bellevue assists. Bellevue’s Joshua Higgins serves as music director. Gabby Russell of Bellevue is choreographer as well as student stage manager. Nick Jarrett of Bellevue is parent stage manager.

Tickets are $15 adults 18 and over, $10 adults 60 and over, and $5 children under 18. Call (419) 484-2787 for reservations.

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