131 Elm Street, West Springfield MA 01089 • (413) 747-7797 • Box Office: 10am–5pm M–F, 10am–1pm Sat
Locally-produced professional live theater since 1997
Based on Disney's 1998 cartoon, this musical adaptation of one of China's most famous ancient folk tales is the story of a girl struggling to find her identity amidst the backdrop of a rigid, tradition-obsessed society and the looming threat of war. When the army forcibly recruits one man from every family to defend China from an invasion, Mulan, an only child, fears her ailing father won't make it back — so she disguises herself as a man and goes in his place. But Mulan can't do it alone. Watched over by the spirits of her ancestors, they decide to send Mushu, a spunky little dragon with a lot to prove, to help Mulan on her journey. A powerful story with comedy, drama, and beautiful songs, this live-action version of Mulan is a must-see for children of all ages.

July 8, July 29 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
July 9, 10, 30, 31 at 10:00am, 1:00pm
July 28 at 1:00pm, 4:00pm

The Cat in the Hat is a live-action stage show based on one of the most famous children's books of all time, written by Springfield, MA native Theodore Geisel — better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. When a young Girl and Boy are left home alone on a rainy day, they are surprised by a visit from a tall, talking Cat (in a tall red-and-white-striped-hat!). In no time, the Cat, along with his little sprite companions "Thing 1" and "Thing 2", tear the house apart with their reckless shenanigans, much to the chagrin of the lone voice of reason: the family Goldfish. Is it all in good fun? Or is too much fun no fun at all? Unlike other adaptations, this version stays faithful to Dr. Seuss's simple masterpiece, as not one word has been added to or subtracted from the story. If your children loved the book, they'll love to see it come to life in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat!

July 15, August 5 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
July 16, 17, August 6, 7 at 10:00am, 1:00pm
August 4 at 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Adapted from E. B. White's classic young adult novel, Charlotte's Web tells the story of Wilbur the Pig and his friendship with Fern (a little girl who adopts him), his barnyard friends, and most importantly a spider named Charlotte. Faced with the impending threat of being "sent away", Wilbur's friend Charlotte — along with the help of a surly rat named Templeton — uses her web-spinning skills to suggest to Wilbur's owners that Wilbur isn't just an ordinary pig. But keeping her friend alive takes a toll on the fragile little spider, and Wilbur has to learn that not all relationships can last forever. A timeless and beautifully poignant story about love, loss, and the meaning of friendship, don't miss E. B. White's classic Charlotte's Web.

July 22, August 12 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
July 23, 24, August 13, 14 at 10:00am, 1:00pm
August 11 at 1:00pm, 4:00pm