Summer Hot Dog Productions

 Families picnicking in a lawn


Stiles and Drewe’s

Goldilocks and the Three Bears  

Music by George Stiles | Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe | Directed by Judge Luckey

This delightful musical, with catchy songs and more than a few laugh-out-loud moments, features a happy family of porridge-hungry bears, along with a good-hearted lumberjack and his feisty daughter Goldi.  The whole family will love this delightful adaptation of the classic fairy tale about the importance of protecting the environment and learning to live with those around you.

Dates: June 22—July 3, 2022

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

The gates open at 5:45 p.m.


The Stinky Cheese Man

Adapted by Kent Stephens | From the Book by Jon Scieszka | Music by Gary Rue| Directed by George Nikitas

A classic offbeat tale filled with beloved fairy tale characters and lots of frenzied fun, The Stinky Cheese Man is the perfect summer musical for audiences of all ages!

Dates: July 20-August 7, 2022

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

The 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.