Upper Darby Summer Stage Opens its 43rd Season with “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” on July 3rd

Travel around the world with Stanley Lambchop!



DREXEL HILL, PA— (June 21, 2018) —Upper Darby Summer Stage kicks off its 43rd season with “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” Based on the beloved children’s book written by Jeff Brown, the musical tells the story of Stanley Lambchop, everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero. Featuring infectious songs and non-stop adventure, this production is a perfect introduction to the magic of theater. Performances are July 3, 5, and 6 at 10:30 am and on July 5 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Stanley Lambchop (Jack Williamson of Boothwyn) is an ordinary boy seeking adventure and a change from normal life. After wishing on a shooting star, Stanley’s bulletin board falls on him making him flat as a pancake. This gives him the opportunity to easily travel the world in an envelope. Throughout his travels, he meets the mail carrier, Mrs. Cartero (Audrey Shaw of Drexel Hill), the Hollywood Agent (Samantha Gregori of Havertown), and in France meets O’Jay D’ Art (Tommy Barnes of Havertown). In the end, Stanley realizes how much he misses his family and friends and learns that heroes can be any shape or size.

From left to right clockwise: Audrey Shaw of Drexel Hill as Mrs. Cartero, Tommy Barnes of Havertown as O’Jay D’Art, Samantha Gregori of Havertown as the Hollywood Agent, and Jack Williamson of Boothwyn as Stanley Lambchop. Photo credit; James Mergliano

Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City.

The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is recommended for ages four and up with free babysitting in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” director Mimi Warnick speaks about the show. Warnick said, ‘“Flat Stanley’ has been a children’s series that people have grown up with for over fifty years. The timeless characters are made relevant in this fun, bright, and hilarious story that takes the audience on a trip around the world.”

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience for all ages. Prior to the children’s performances, young audience members can enjoy pre-show activities and a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!


For more information about “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 43rd season visit udpac.org.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.

Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 10 in the Theater Bugs program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include Theater Bugs (10-11 yrs.), Magic Makers (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.



For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Ms. Marie McVeigh

Public Relations & Content Manager

610.291.0173 (cell)


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