Summer Youth Production Archive


The Ugly Duckling

Summer Workshop Sign-ups

This summer, Allentown Public Theatre will partner with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Center to bring you an original production of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Ugly Duckling!  Geared for children (and adults) of all ages, this show celebrates what it means to fit-in (or not) with gender stereotypes.  FREE Saturday morning theater workshops will be offered to children ages 6-12 in June and July as part of this project.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to perform alongside adult actors in the final production.  Contact today to sign-up!

More info HERE.


Wendy, An Adventure in Neverland

July 21-30, 2017

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: 417 N 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102

Join us for an adventure with Peter and the Lost Boys, as we travel far into the realm of magic, fairytales and Puertorrican culture with this original production!  Admission is pay-what-you-will for adults and FREE for children 12 and under.  FREE Saturday morning workshops for children ages 6-12 accompany the production.  Workshops this year will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on June 10, 17 & 24, and July 8 & 15.

More info HERE.


Robin Hood

Robin Hood title onlyFor two weekends – July 22-31 – Robin Hood took audiences to Sherwood Forest for an adventure with Robin and his Merry Men. A rollicking tale of heroism and mischief written by Greg Banks, this play’s athleticism and slapstick humor delight adults and children alike. With a largely adult cast, this was APT’s fourth annual summer play for children and families at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. A related series of four Saturday morning theatre arts workshops for children – 10am-noon on June 11, 18, 25 & July 9 – led up to the production. As in the past, children 12 and under were admitted free to both play and workshops.

More info HERE.


LV Stage banner APT copyCharlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White “the best American children’s book of the past 200 years.” This play, directed by Teague Fernandez, captures the book’s enchanting characters: among them, Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Charlotte, the extraordinary spider, who’s determined to save Wilbur, using the “miracle” of her web. In it she writes, “Some pig.” The Morning Call‘s reviewer praised the play as “a thoroughly delightful production . . . engaging and heartwarming.”

Presented July 24-August 2 as APT’s third annual play for children and families at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. A series of four free theatre arts workshops for kids preceded the production.


jb playbill cover 6 rev copyThe Jungle Book

Adapted by Tim Kelly

This imaginative play – with an adult cast – is based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories about the boy Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in a jungle in India. There the tiger Shere Khan is his sworn enemy.  Audience children participate as silly monkeys, helpful elephants, wolves, reptiles, bees, and more! “An engaging adaptation . . . . The colorful – and recycled – set immerses families in the jungle world,” said The Morning Call. Directed by Marcie Schlener, and presented August 8-17 at St. Luke’s Church in Allentown. Four free Saturday-morning theatre arts workshops for kids preceded the play’s opening.



Adapted by Sam Kuglen

Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic, this participatory play for children and families tells the tale of a poor woodcarver and his mischievous puppet that comes to life, with a nose that grows every time he tells a lie.  “Playful and energetic, [APT’s] Pinocchio teaches the tale’s familiar life lessons with appealing characters and fast pacing on the small stage at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Allentown,” said the Morning Call. Directed by Marcie Schlener and presented August 16-25. Four free Saturday-morning theatre arts workshops for kids preceded the opening of the play.