Children's Summer Playhouse: Miss Nelson is Missing

•Adapted from the books "Miss Nelson is Missing!" and "Miss Nelson is Back!" by Harry Allard, illustrated by James Marshall
•Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing

Miss Nelson’s class is the worst-behaved in the whole school. One day, Miss Nelson does not come to school, and the class gets Viola Swamp, a scary substitute who assigns homework from hell. The search is on for Miss Nelson. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it’s too late – for them! Lessons of respect and appreciation. Winner – 2003 National Children’s Theatre Festival Award, Best New Musica

Children's Summer Playhouse: Sleeping Beauty

Princess Talia is called 'little beauty' by her family. Her jealous Aunt curses her so that on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall asleep forever. A good fairy is able to change the spell so she and her kingdom will sleep until a hero comes to save them. When Little Beauty's 16th birthday arrives, the adventurous and brave Princess and her best friend Freya sneak out of the palace, where the curse comes true. Can Freya save the Princess, and the kingdom of Perce forest by herself? Can friendship and loyalty overcome even the strongest dark magic? Find out in this musical adventure!

Children's Summer Playhouse: Junie B. Jones

A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books! It is Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Stockton’s Summer Playhouse Children’s Series

GALLOWAY, N.J. – The Stockton Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, will premiere its Stockton Playhouse summer children’s theatre lineup with Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” on Wednesday, July 20.

Also coming up in the series are “The Princess and the Pirate” on Wednesday, July 27; and “Pinkalicious The Musical” on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Show time is 10:30 a.m. and the productions will be presented in the Campus Theatre, located in the Campus Center on the main Galloway campus, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652- 9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

Wednesday, July 20: Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” Roald Dahl’s beloved classic takes the stage in a new musical that is perfect for the entire family. One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure. From Tony-nominated creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Wednesday, July 27: “The Princess and the Pirate” A World Premiere Production! What do you think happens when a Princess lives right next door to a Pirate? It’s not easy staying prim, proper and polite with so much swashbuckling going on in your neighbor’s backyard! Tea time turns into a food fight, a phony treasure map leads to a -more- -continued from page 1- royal abduction and a storm at sea brings more trouble than anybody bargained for! But with a little imagination, Captain Jackson and Princess Cecily figure out how to turn their rivalry into an unlikely friendship.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: “Pinkalicious The Musical” Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Her dream is to radiate pink. After over-indulging in pink cupcakes, she wakes up pink. She is thrilled to be pink and have her dream come true. Her parents take her to the doctor, and she is diagnosed with pinkititis. On the way home, Pinkalicious plays at the playground but is attacked by birds and bees when she is mistaken for a pink flower.

Her best friend doesn't even recognize her as she is camouflaged in the garden. At home, she eats another cupcake, and the next morning she wakes up red and develops pink eye pinkititis whereby she can only see the color pink. Now she must do something to fix her predicament. She bravely follows the doctor's order to eat green food. Due to her new resolve, Pinkalicious is transformed back to normal. Pinkalicious has learned self-control and to be careful for what you wish for. Her brother, on the other hand, has eaten the last cupcake, turns pink, and shouts with glee: Pink-A-Boo! For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair-accessible seating, large-type programs and listening-assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Vera King Farris Drive, off Jimmie Leeds Road, in Galloway Township. Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.