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.

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. 

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.

Jungle Book


Enjoy the sexy sounds of Broadway, Jazz, and Blues to heat up and shake off the winter doldrums.  Our four fantastic performers, Barbara Lawson, Cody Burke-Sweet, Will Scantling and Sandi Oshaben, will take you on a musical journey guaranteed to make you forget about the cold.  Friday January 19 and Saturday January 20 at 8pm.  Tickets are only $20 per person and beverages and light snacks are available.  Purchase your ticket online and receive a ticket for a free item from our concessions.


February conjures up images of cupids, hearts, and sometimes heartbreak.  Come join Katie Trupiano, Kaylee Hansberry, Gabe DeRose, and Jeffrey Way as they explore the flowery and thorny sides of our relationships during the Valentine month.  Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9 at 8pm.  Tickets are only $20 per person and beverages and light snacks are available.  Purchase your ticket online and receive a ticket for a free item from our concessions.

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.