Storyland Children's Theatre

McKennan Park Bandshell   

(26th Street between 2nd Ave and 4th Ave)  


8 weeks of fabulous entertainment!

We are celebrating 28 years running and still entertaining all ages!  By using plays both familiar and not-so-familiar, Storyland Children's Theatre will delight audiences with songs and interactive plays. These shows are free and open to children of every age. Stick around afterwards for a Meet and Greet with the actors!

 Performances are subject to change and will only be canceled if it is raining at performance time.  


 The Pied Piper

By Shubert Fendrich and Patrick Rainville. Pioneer Press.

The Pied Piper and his assistant need your help to get rid of the rats in Hamlin.  Join in the fun as the egotistical Piper and the unorganized mayor learn some life lessons.
June 12, 13, 14, at 10 a.m.
• June 12 at 7 p.m.



Shusha wants an adventure like the one in her new book. Then the Story Snatcher, with his flapping ears and honking nose, grabs her story and descends to his underground lair. Shusha’s doll, Shareen, comes to life and gets the audience to help, acting as trees or a tunnel onstage, or providing wind and hooting owl noises from their seats. After magical and comic adventures they recover Shusha’s book. 
• June 19, 20, 21, at 10 a.m.
• June 19 at 7 p.m.

Farmer Frank and the Troublesome Turkeys 

By Michael Smith. Written for Storyland Children’s Theatre.

Maddie the dog welcomes visitors to Farmer Frank’s place as she and the hands deal with some unwelcome guests – Troublesome Turkeys. 
June 26, 27, 28, at 10 a.m.
• June 26 at 7 p.m.



By William Oakley. Pioneer Press.

Rumpelstiltskin is an interactive delight as the audience becomes part of the show. Help the Miller’s daughter spin straw into gold and discover the rapscallions name that threatens their family.
July 3, 5, at 10 a.m. (No show, July 4)
July 3 at 7 p.m.


The Little Mermaid and the Prince

By Sheila Smolensky. Pioneer Press.

The Little Mermaid ventures to the surface hoping to find the man that resembles a statue that she adores.  The evil Melvina has other plans that could destroy everything that the Little Mermaid holds dear; her friends, family and the prince. Join us under the sea and see what happens.
• July 10, 11, 12, at 10 a.m.
• July 10 at 7 p.m.


The Commedia - Puss in Boots

By Lane Riosley. Pioneer Press.

The Commedia Players retell the story of the foolish young son of a miller, who follows the advice of a clever cat in extraordinary footwear to achieve nobility and a fine marriage. 
July 17, 18, 19, at 10 a.m.
• July 17 at 7 p.m.


The Wizard of Oz

By Stephen Hotchner. Pioneer Press.

Dorothy has been captured by the Wicked Witch of the West and her friends, the Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow must save her. Children from the audience prove they have power over the Wicked Witch by helping their friends on the stage.
July 24, 25, 26, at 10 a.m.
• July 24 at 7 p.m.


Superhero Kids Unite

By Michael Smith. Written for Storyland Children’s Theatre.

Superheroes are missing and it’s up to their children to find their parents and save the world from annihilation.
July 31, Aug 1, 2, at 10 a.m.
• July 31 at 7 p.m.