The beloved children's book, Flat Stanley, comes to life when Starlight Children's Theatre presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, January 18-20 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway.
The musical comedy is the story of Stanley Lambchop who becomes flattened when his bulletin board above his bed falls on top of him while he is sleeping. In a whirlwind 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.
"Starlight Children's Theatre and the creative team of Flat Stanley have assembled an A-list cast, full of Kansas City's favorite musical theatre performers," said Andy Parkhurst, co-director and choreographer. "Cathy Barnett and Tom Lancaster are two of our city's finest comedians, and Katie Karel, Phillip Russell Newman and Alex Herrera represent our most celebrated young performers. With production values that are only possible with Starlight Theatre and the Kauffman Center, this production is equally enjoyable for adults and kids."
Single show tickets for The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley are $15-$40and are available at the Kauffman Center Box Office at www.kauffmancenter.org or 816.994.7222. VIP single tickets are available for $59 a ticket at kcstarlight.com or 816.363.STAR (7827). VIP tickets include exclusive seating in the first two rows of the theater, autograph and photo session with the cast, show souvenir and a tax-deductible donation to Starlight Children's Theatre.
Discounted group tickets and student matinee tickets can now be ordered by contacting Stacey Million, Starlight's group sales manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.997.1137. A study guide for educators and group leaders is available at www.kcstarlight.com. Qualifying schools may also apply for bus transportation assistance from the Kauffman Center's Open Doors Transportation Fund; more information is available at www.kauffmancenter.org.