This warm-hearted musical tells the story of an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy, purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, Wanda's Monster features music and lyrics by singer, songwriter, and superstar children's recording artist Laurie Berkner, including fan favorites "Monster Boogie" and "Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do?," and a book by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Perfect for ages 3 and up who like to do the Monster Boogie!!


Breakfast in the Jungle on March 31 at 9am.  Seating is limited.  Dress as your favorite jungle animal for a chance to win a prize!!

Adults:$17 Children under 12 $12

This is a theatrical version of the familiar and beloved tale, told with gentle humor. Princess Astrid finds she has been lured from her home by Gustav the Troll as a prospective bride for the bookish Prince Eric. Although this feisty princess has no interest in either marriage or princes, she spiritedly takes a series of tests to prove that she is "a real princess." Despite the plotting of the oily courtier, Osric, Astrid and Eric are drawn to each other out of respect for the other's stubborn individualism. However, before there may be a proper happy ending, Astrid must pass a final test. This tale is entertaining for ages 4 and up.

Follow the heartwarming and comic adventures of Zelda the swan, who thinks she's a duck when she's not. Unwanted by the duck family who hatched her egg, Zelda leaves their pond to try to find a place for herself in the world. She meets the beautiful and stately Hortense, Queen of the Swans, who takes a mysterious liking to her, Timothy Turkey, the clumsiest, wackiest bird in the forest, who wants to be anything but a turkey; and a cunning hunter, whose favorite pastime is eating birds.Through charming and beautiful songs, comedic dances, and exciting adventures, children are taken on an odyssey of hope and friendship where growth is to be prized, not feared. As Zelda learns more about the world, she learns more about herself, and by the end of the play she is truly proud to be who she really is. This delightful musical is perfect for ages 3 and up.

2018 TYA Season

Jungle Book February 17-March 31, 2018

Wanda's Monster; May 5- June 9, 2018

Princess and the Pea; June 30 - August 4, 2018

The Ugly Duckling; September 15- October 27, 2018

home December 1, 2017 - December 29, 2018

All titles and dates are subject to change.

Mowgli is rambunctious and curious, scrappy and silly. Sound like a kid you know? This new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story finds a child lost in the Indian jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. This fast-paced retelling keeps you perched on the edge of your seat as young Mowgli comes face-to-face with sneaky monkeys, noisy vultures and his mortal enemy: the tiger, Shere Khan. Written for ages 5 and up.

Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for Children under 12.

Performances will take place at
Mariposa Studios
527 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue PA 15202

Seating is limited to 55. Purchase your tickets early.

When asked how to create plays for children, Constantin Stanislavski, the great master of Russian drama reportedly replied: “The same as for adults, only better.” Why does children’s theater need to better?  For one thing, children make up the most demanding audience, requiring perfect honesty.  If they don’t like what they are seeing, there won’t be any polite applause.  Instead, there will be a lot of extra wiggling, loud whispering, and multiple trips to the bathroom. 



A Diva is Always the Life of the Party

Celebrate the best of being a Diva with our three Divas; Kristin Pacelli, Sandi Oshaben, and Mariposa's own Caren Hearne.  Tunes from Broadway and some of our Diva icons, along with stories, and of course a cocktail!!

April 20 and 21 at 8pm.  Tickets are $20/per person.  Purchase tickets online and receive a complimentary item from our concessions.

Jungle Book