The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will once again present five family friendly theatrical productions this summer. OCTC has assembled talented, professional casts to bring to life a wide range of stories right here at the Ocean City Music Pier.
The beloved children’s book, written by Jeff Brown in 1964, has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon, delighting readers and travelers all around the world. And now, Timothy Allen McDonald, the writer behind Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach, has taken everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero and given him a new life. Experience the adventure that is THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY, on July 25th. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem… for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat… really, REALLY 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. 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. The show has a 10:30 curtain.
An additional performance of THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY will be taking place on July 25th at 1:00pm. This is performance is a SENSORY FRIENDLY PRODUCTION. OCTC and The City of Ocean City are committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, this dedicated Sensory Friendly performance includes:
- Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
- Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
- Modification of the house lights during the performance
- Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
- Extra staff and volunteer support.
Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, headphones, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show. Families may select their own seats! Doors will open at 12:30 for the 1:00 PM Curtain.
OCTC’s 2017 Children’s Theatre Series in Ocean City continues throughout the summer. The Children’s Theatre Series will conclude with STINKYKIDS THE MUSICAL on August 1st. StinkyKid Britt loves making everyone happy. But this girl who never gets in trouble is in a sticky situation – literally: She has an impossibly epic wad of gum stuck in her hair.
All Tickets are $10.00, with a $12 day of price, so make sure to buy them in advance!
The 2017 Children’s Series program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
To learn more about the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and other upcoming professional and educational programming visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com