Stockton and Ocean City Theatre Co. to Present Summer Playhouse Children’s Theatre

 For Immediate Release


Contact:         Suzé DiPietro
                        Performing Arts Center Manager
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4927

Galloway, N.J. - The Stockton Performing Arts Center and the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company are proud to announce Stockton Playhouse’s delightful summer lineup: “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure,” “The Trial of Goldilocks,” “Curious George: The Golden Meatball,” “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” and “Stinky Kids -The Musical.” 

Show time is 10:30 a.m. and will be presented in the Campus Center Theatre, located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, N.J. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

Wednesday, July 5 “Madagascar - A Musical Adventure”

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hop Hippo and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Wednesday, July 12 “The Trial of Goldilocks”

This exciting retelling of the familiar fairy tale is full of mirth and melody as Goldilocks is brought to court to face the charges of breaking and entering the Bears' cottage. After the hard-of-hearing judge calls the court to order, the clerk presents the traditional story. Then the lawyers take over to present their sides of the case. In rollicking re-enactments - with the jury playing tables, chairs, beds and forest animals - the stories unfold. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? The jury’s surprising verdict, and the judge's unique sentencing, bring this charming musical to a highly satisfying "happily-ever-after" conclusion. 

Wednesday, July 19 – “Curious George: The Golden Meatball”

Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey - star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a new musical. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” is an adventure specifically designed for young audiences, and is sure to leave them singing and swinging down the aisles. “All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day” came just once a year. George had been waiting for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.

Wednesday, July 27 – “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”

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 playwright who adapted Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” and “James and the Giant Peach,” has taken everyone's favorite two-dimensional hero and given him a new life in “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.”

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, 10-year-old with a 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 him. 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 canceled 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 – “Stinky Kids - the Musical”

Britt loves making everyone happy. But this girl who never gets in trouble is in a sticky situation – literally: She woke up with an impossibly epic wad of gum stuck in her hair. All of Britt’s friends are depending on her parents to take them to the new MegaJumper 3000 at Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place, so she definitely doesn’t want to disappoint anyone. Britt must rely on her mischievous friends to go with her on an unexpected adventure across their neighborhood to solve the problem before her parents find out and possibly cancel the trip!

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair- accessible seating, large-type programs, and listening-assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Campus Center Theatre and the Performing Arts Center are located on the campus of Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, just off Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, N.J.  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the facilities are easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.