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The Paper Bag Players "Trip to the Moon"

The Paper Bag Players are coming to Orange Hall Theatre in Middletown to take the audience on a “Trip to the Moon.” This adventure, filled with whimsical stories, lovable characters, and singing and dancing to live music, is their celebration of their fifty-eighth year of performing great theater for children. The performance takes place on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in Orange Hall Theatre, SUNY Orange.

Three mini-plays focus on the theme of Space. In the title piece, meet the fantastic Dr. Phinneas Fizzleby and his assistant Calliope. Climb aboard as they build a rocket ship that blasts off to the moon. In “The Girl and the Star,” Abby longs to meet a distant star; imagine her surprise when the star pays her a visit. Then, follow the sun in “Rise and Shine” as it wakes up and prepares for work, punching in as the moon punches out. The fun continues with Charlie the whistling bear. See what happens when Charley’s whistle is stolen. “Squeaky Shoes” tells the story of a robber with unfortunate footwear, a madcap tale told completely through sound effects. In “Maximisillius,” a wizard magically moves a mountain with the help of the audience. The show is rounded out with “The Tommy-185” about a charming robot that loves to dance, and “Crazy Face,” in which the entire cast assembles a whacky face that sings a song straight out of Vaudeville.

Children ages 3 to 8 will delight in the fun of live theatre as the Paper Bag Players blend cardboard and paper sets, and wear colorful costumes all of which cleverly transform an empty stage and ordinary people into a world of delightful imagination. Relatives and friends will relax as they enjoy this quality theatre experience.

The award-winning Paper Bag Players keep it simple-and simply hilarious with children not only on the edge of their seats but with this funny, fast-paced show, lots of opportunities allow them to get in on the action and play along!

Tickets can be purchased online anytime at
children/students $6; adults $8.50; seniors, faculty, staff, alumni $7.50;
SUNY Orange students with ID admitted free
Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and

You may also check out the Cultural Affairs website at

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs