Summer Hot Dog Productions



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The Emperor's New Clothes

Adapted by Michele L. Vacca | From the story by Hans Christen Anderson
Produced by Special Arrangement with CLASSICS ON STAGE! of Chicago

 The Summer Hot Dog Season kicks off with a highly entertaining adaptation of Hans Christen Anderson’s timeless tale about the pitfalls of vanity and greed.

Performance Dates: June 12 - 23, 2019 | Wed - Sun at 6:30pm (Gates open at 5:45pm)

* Sensory-Friendly Performance, with Smaller Audience:  Thursday, June 13


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Beat Bugs - A Musical Adventure!

Created by Josh Wakely and Written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti


Beat Bugs, a new musical adaptation based on the Netflix animated series, inspired by the music of the Beatles, centers around five pals who explore the world and learn life lessons. Follow Walter, Jay, Crick, and Kumi as they go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields.

Performance Dates: July 17 - Aug 4, 2019 | Wed - Sun at 6:30pm (Gates open at 5:45pm)

* Sensory-Friendly Performance, with Smaller Audience:  Thursday, July 18


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These performances are held outside. Bring a blanket (or low-backed chair only) and a picnic, or purchase hot dogs, salades and other delicious options from 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 each audience member a little extra space.  

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