Summer Hot Dog Productions

 Families picnicking in a lawn



Snow White

By Tim Kelly

The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this enchanting adaptation of the classic fairy tale. With a walking and talking magic mirror, madcap chases through the forest, and plenty of laughs from your favorite dwarfs, this is a SNOW WHITE that the entire family is sure to enjoy!

Dates: June 14 – June 25, 2023

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 

The Secret Garden gates open at 5:45 p.m.


Free to Be … You and Me

From the book conceived by Marlo Thomas and Friends
Contributions by Judy Blume, Dan Greenberg, Carol Hall, Sheldon Harnick, Bruce Hart, Edward Kleban, Elain Laron, Stephen Lawrence, Betty Miles, Shelley Miller, Carl Reiner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone and Charlotte Zolotow. Adaptation written for the stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran.

Inspired by Marlo Thomas’s delightful children’s book, Free To Be … You and Me blends music and humor to encourage children to believe in themselves, and to teach them that they can invent their own futures without limitation!

Dates: July 12 – July 30, 2023

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday at 6:30 p.m. 

The Secret Garden gates open at 5:45 p.m. 


What To Know About Outdoor Performances: 

Audience sizes remain limited, and social distancing is encouraged. Audience members should bring a blanket or other low-ground seating option (no high-backed chairs that can block the view for our littlest audience members) and are welcome to bring refreshments. Food and drink will also be sold onsite by the Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre.  

Sensory-Friendly Performances

All performances at the Children's Theatre are open to all attendees, with any special needs. The Summer Hot Dog Season makes a great sensory-friendly experience, as productions are performed in natural light, with no loud sound cues - plus, the outdoor seating is wiggle friendly, with quiet areas nearby. On the first Thursday of each run, we will also limit the audience size, giving every audience member a little extra space.