Bethlehem Non-Profit Performing Arts Organization Will Present Three-Week Run of Musical Based on Literary and Pop Culture Favorite

Bethlehem, Pa.— From May 3-May 19, 2013, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT) will perform The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, a musical based on the beloved children’s book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Performances will be held at the Charles A. Brown Ice House on Sand Island in Bethlehem, PA.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley brings the two-dimensional hero, Stanley Lambchop, to life on stage. After the large bulletin board above his bed comes loose and falls on top of him, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.

He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. Whether he’s thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or “hanging ten” off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley comes closer and closer to his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once again.

“This exciting pop-rock musical brings literature to life with toe-tapping, finger-snapping fun,” said Bill Mutimer, director of the PYT Flat Stanley production and also director of PYT’s last holiday hit, The Happy Elf. PYT will rotate two casts throughout the show’s three-week run, named the “Paris” cast and the “London” cast. Each cast consists of approximately 25 children, ages 6 to 17, with one adult featured in the role of Stanley’s dad, Mr. Lambchop.

With direction by Mutimer, musical direction by Rosemary Murdy-Haber and choreography by Denise Binder, this adaptation of the popular two-dimensional traveling boy provides energetic fun for the whole family.

Show times are: 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, and 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available now on the PYT website,

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT) is a nonprofit performing arts organization with the mission of educating, entertaining, and enriching the lives of young people and their families through the art of theatre. PYT was founded with the commitment to provide opportunities for all children to participate and learn through the art of theatre. To learn more about PYT, explore their performances and events or purchase tickets, visit their website,, or call 610.332.1400.