Playtime Stories is an engaging combination of children’s stories and live performance. Young children will have the unique opportunity to see their favorite books brought to life onstage. The Playtime Stories Company comprised of current YAW students will create a dynamic weekly series of events that are both fun and interactive. Following the performances, all audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company with interactive workshops relating to the story. Turn off your TV and bring the kids to a wonderful morning of theatre! For ages 2 and up.

WHEN: Begins in June. Full schedule to come. All performances are held on Saturday mornings at 10am.

WHERE: Gloucester Stage Lobby, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA

HOW MUCH: $5 per Child (includes one free adult)

Free Coffee and Donuts from Jim’s Bagel & Bake Shoppe for all audience members

Be sure to stop by The Bookstore of Gloucester for a section with all the books in Playtime Stories this year! 



Fiesta Week
Saturday, JUNE 29 @ 10AM

Strega Nona
By Tomie dePaola

Nonna, What is St. Peter’s Fiesta? 
By Laura M. Alberghini Ventimiglia

Magic 101
Saturday, JULY 13 @ 10AM


The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive 
By Joanna Cole

Magic Tree House: Stage Fright on a Summer Night 
By Mary Pope Osborne


A Delightful Day of Dr. Seuss
Saturday, JULY 20 @ 10AM


The Lorax

Horton Hears a Who
By Dr. Seuss

Mystery Mayhem
Saturday, JULY 27 @ 10AM


Created By Joe Ruby and Ken Spears

Where’s Mommy? 
By Beverly Donofrio & Barbara McClintock


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Read About Them
Saturday, AUGUST 3 @ 10AM


Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak

Pegasus, the Flying Horse
By Jane Yolen


Bonjour! Adventures in France
Saturday, AUGUST 10 @ 10AM


By Ludwig Bemelmans

The Little Prince
By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Summer Finale!
Saturday, AUGUST 17 @ 10AM


The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Quiet Cricket
By Eric Carl

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorist