The Importance of Children's Theatre



FALL session classes begin.


Cabaret Series-

2018 Fall Classes

We have several options for ages 3-17.

Want to boost literacy? Teach your child to imagine the unimaginable?
Cultivate curiosity? Get thee to the theater, and bring your kids.

Many schools that used to round out reading, writing, and arithmetic with a yearly jaunt to see Shakespeare in action, or Jack ascending the beanstalk, have now scrapped these field trips in favor of spending more time preparing for standardized tests and drilling “fundamentals”. The question is, how can you, as a parent, pick up the slack?

Students who make time for the arts are also more involved in community service, and less likely to drop out of school. And we’re not just talking about upper middle class kids. These facts remain, regardless of a child’s socio-economic background.

If you inspire a love of theater early on, there's a better chance that your child will develop creative gifts, and maintain a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts. Kids brains are being hardwired and parents can help spark those neural pathways of creativity.

So come see a show!  You never know what you might learn!

Perhaps you would rather become a monthly patron.  We are at Patreon and have special gifts for our monthly patrons.  You can become a patron for as little as $1/month.  So head over to our page at Patreon and become a true artistic patron.

The 2018 Season will begin before you know it.  Don't miss a second of all the fun we have in store for you!

The Ugly Duckling the musical by Willard Simms and Jan Powell opens on September 29

HOME by Lizzie Allen opens on November 24

Mariposa is a 501(c)3 non profit organization

December 29, 2017

Post-Gazette article

2018 Season continues with the Ugly Duckling

October 26, 27


And you know what that means!!  It means that every penny of your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!

And donating to Mariposa helps us to continue to offer professional theatre to you, our patrons. Whether we provide Theatre for youth and families programs, or one of our cabarets, or even our educational classes, Mariposa is striving to present the best quality product.  But we can't do it without you. 

Ticket sales only account for approximately 30% of our revenue.  We depend upon donations, sponsorships, and grants to fund our programs; pay the rent, the utilities, the actors, the designers, the technical staff, the instructors. We are looking to raise $10000 by September 30!  Can you help?  Because we need you!

So don't wait, click the link below to make your tax deductible donation today.

We have acting classes for students as young as 3 years old!  Our Fall session will begin in October and registration will open September 1.

Don't miss out on enriching your kids lives with the arts!

Mariposa believes that the adults deserve a night out once in a while too!! So we have a Cabaret Series just for the adults.  Our next Cabaret is scheduled for October 26 and 27. THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT!