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The Paper Bag Players: Stand Up and Cheer! on Jan. 13


…is a birthday celebration marking the 60th season this award-winning troupe has created wonderful children’s theatre. With a happy blend of classic sketches as well as brand new works this family-friendly hour is brimming with live music and dance, singalong songs, hilarious stories, and lots of audience participation, that are all wrapped in the Bags’ signature paper & cardboard costumes & sets.

This all takes place in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall in SUNY Orange on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Things get off to a rollicking start with “Nothing Like a Show,” a skit that engages the audience by taking 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 help to find each other. Then comes a request in the form of a singalong 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 pizza-tossing family. 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.

Since 1958, this innovative company has set the standard for original productions that speak directly and vividly to children, while amusing adults with sly wit. Perfect for children ages 3 through 8, Paper Bag Players performances are lively, colorful, humorous, and thought-provoking for any aged theatre-goers.\

Tickets can be purchased online anytime at

~ children $6.50; adults $8.50; seniors, faculty, staff, alumni $7.50; plus a $ 2.50 online service charge for each ticket; SUNY Orange students with ID admitted free at the door. This show is usually a sell-out! Any available tickets will also be sold at the Orange Hall box office starting at 1pm the afternoon of the performance.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and


Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs