News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 01/19/2010
Subject :

Laura Numeroff’s Beloved Book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Comes to Life Onstage at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre!
Contact : ej Taylor, Assistant Director    650-463-4930
Palo Alto, CA - Pair a hungry mouse with one hospitable little boy and you get a tale of endless madcap glee.  Whoever thought that a new comic book and a batch of freshly baked cookies could lead to such an adventure?  Adapted for the stage by Jody Davidson and directed by Children’s Theatre’s Artistic Director Judge Luckey, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie pairs a chatty, HUNGRY mouse with a curious young boy—anything can happen!

Children are sure to delight in watching the hilarious antics of the mouse and the boy who does whatever he can to meet the mouse’s requests, however ridiculous they may be.  From an impromptu rodent haircut to shoes fitted with scrub brushes for extra cleaning to a 6 foot tall glass of milk, this show is full of fun slapstick comedy.

Recommended for ages 4 and up, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie opens Wednesday January 27, and plays through Saturday, February 6.  For tickets and show information, contact the box office at (650) 463-4970.  Box office hours are Mon-Sat, 1:30pm-5pm.

Special morning performances available for school and preschool groups. Contact the Children’s Theatre for more information at (650) 463-4930.

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 adults. The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre is located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. For more information, visit

ABOUT Palo Alto Children’s Theatre
Founded in 1932, Palo Alto’s Children’s Theatre is one of the country’s oldest children’s theatres and is funded by the City of Palo Alto with support from the non-profit organization Friends of Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. Housed in the Lucie Stern Community Center, the theatre facilities include a proscenium stage, a black box theatre, an amphitheatre, scene and costume shops, dressing rooms, and rehearsal spaces. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre is a leader in presenting theatre for young audiences.