The Friends of the Greenwich Library will present THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS in a performance of STAND UP AND CHEER! This show will blend classic sketches as well as brand new works. The family-friendly hour is brimming with lively music and dance, raucous audience participation, larger-than-life characters, singalong songs, hilarious stories, all wrapped in our signature paper and cardboard costumes and sets.
Things get off to a rollicking start with Nothing Like a Show, taking you on a tour through Paper Bag Players history with a carnival of delightful characters from across the decades including the bumbling Bob the Slob, a family of noses, dancing bears and dogs, and a 15-foot-tall dinosaur. A fan favorite, Lost in the Mall features a deliriously confused cardboard family that needs your help to find each other. We’ll need your help again, singing a song to get reluctant Peter to take a bath in I Won’t Take a Bath. The fun continues with The Cactus and the Balloon, about a very unlikely friendship, and Dream Come True, about a family who is crazy for making and tossing pizza pies. Among brand new pieces, Mister Mixup features a daffy magician who can create a butterfly out of – what else? – a stick of butter and a fly, and Shipwreck Island, a thrilling adventure complete with hot air balloon, a pirate queen and her talking parrot, charming songs, and the search for an ancient sword.
This 60-minute musical is appropriate for children in grades K-5 and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library.
NEW! Register in advance on the Library's calendar for unassigned seating tickets (limited to four per person). Doors open at 12:30 pm for the performance. For more information, contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.