Musical version performed by grades 3 – 5 May 4 – May 6, 6 p.m. nightly
Telluride’s young theatrical talent is once again on display in May with the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater production of “Stuart Little.” May 4-6, Twenty-seven young actors from grades 3– 5 perform.
The play is a creative take on EB White’s classic children’s tale. In the movie version of “Stuart Little” the Little family adopts an orphaned mouse to be their son. But in White’s tale, Stuart is a tiny boy that resembles a mouse in every way. SAFYPT Artistic Director Jennifer Julia chose to adapt the play in such a way to better connect the story with her young thespians.
“Because Stuart isn’t an actual mouse, but a boy who is different, the story becomes one that most kids can relate to,” Julia said. “This is the theme we explore in our musical: how it feels to be different and how we handle those feelings.”
Weighty topics aside, the play, like all YPT productions, is chock full of catchy song and dance numbers, colorful characters, talking animals, amazing costumes and hilarious jokes.
Julia’s team includes Music Director Bob Callendale Israel, Choreographer, and YPT alum, Lyndia Peralta, and Set Designer Buff Hooper. Local artist Sue Hobby also lent her talents to costume design.
Tickets are for reserved seating: $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Lap children are free.
The concessions stand is open during each show, so bring the whole family to the Opera House for a night of laughter and entertainment.
Event information and tickets are available online at sheridanoperahouse.com or by calling the SOH box office (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 970.728.6363 x5.
Interested in showing additional support for the SAFYPT program? Show your support for a particular cast member or promote your business by purchasing an advertisement in the “Stuart Little” program. (Programs are printed in full color and distributed nightly to 200 attendees – at sellout– and cost is $50 for a half page or $100 for a full page.)
Please contact Kathrine Warren, 970.728.6363 x.3, for more information or to reserve a spot. Ad reservation deadline is Wednesday, April 25.
About the Sheridan Arts Foundation:
The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation. CCAASE and CCI.