The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR

presented by the Erie Playhouse Youtheatre

The Erie Playhouse Youtheatre brings the pop culture phenomenon Flat Stanley to the stage in an exciting musical adventure May 10-19.

Everyone’s favorite 2-dimensional character from the beloved children’s book by Jeff Brown springs to life in this action-packed musical production with book, lyrics and music by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, David Weinstein and Stephen Gabriel 

Stanley Lambchop is your normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill kid. But one night while he’s sleeping, the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! And the next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat! At first it’s not so bad. He can slide under locked doors or fly like a kite. If he has to be flat, at least he is going to make the best of it. So, Stanley puts himself in a big envelope and travels the world as a human letter! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – is stamped, posted and cancelled from Paris, France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he’s rapping with a Hollywood agent, thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or ‘hanging ten’ off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley Lambchop is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.

An exuberant cast of Youtheatre performers will bring the show to life. Leading the group of talented actors and actresses is Brandon Hayes as Stanley. Other lead characters include Ross Fagan and Sydney Rudd as Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop respectively, with Conor Russell as Stanley’s younger brother, Arthur. Brianna Mitchell will be seen as Mrs. Cartero and Grace Rudd appears as the bulletin board. A delightful group of 50 youth round out the cast and chorus. 

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is under the direction of Emily Cassano assisted by Lili Morton with Ali Dickson handling the choreography.  Music direction is by Andrew Rainbow. Angela Howell designs the costumes and Joe Hassler creates the sets and lights for Stanley’s world-wide tour.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – a lively musical about what happens when our dreams come true. 


May 10-12, 17-19
Friday 7pm, Sat. 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 2:00pm
All Seats $13.50 (includes tax & facility fee)
The Erie Playhouse, 13 W 10 St, Erie PA
Box Office: 814-454-2852 ext 0