Family Shows


A New, Funny Show for Grades Pre-K through 4th Grade

Celebrating our 65th anniversary season, IT’S A MARVELOUS PAPER BAG WORLD! is the latest hilarious show from The Paper Bag Players, America’s longest-running theater for children. Bursting with new work and sprinkled with classic sketches sure to entertain and delight, the family-friendly hour features hilarious stories, freewheeling dances, lovable characters, whimsical music, audience participation, and our signature paper and cardboard sets and costumes. We invite children aged 3-9 and children of all ages, to our Marvelous Paper Bag World!

Collage of the 2023-2024 season


IT’S A MARVELOUS PAPER BAG WORLD! positively overflows with zany fun, lyrical movement, and paper & cardboard props and sets from the world of children’s playtime. Our 65th anniversary celebration features classics like “Lost in the Mall,” about a very mixed-up family of giant tubes that needs your help to find each other, and “Big Red Day,” a storybook tale about a house on a hill as day passes to night. “Volcano” tells the story of an adorable dragon with an oversized roar. “Hot Feet” gets your feet tapping as an endless ream of paper covered in feet streams by. “The Tommy-185” features a brainy robot who wants nothing more than to just dance, especially if you dance along with him. These gems, together with brand-new surprises, all lie in wait in the uproarious and fantastical IT’S A MARVELOUS PAPER BAG WORLD!

IT’S A MARVELOUS PAPER BAG WORLD! was created by co-artistic directors Kevin Richard Woodall and John Stone, with classic sketches drawing from material written by founding artistic director Judith Martin, director Remy Charlip and musical director Donald Ashwander.

Directed by Kevin Richard Woodall. Scenic Artist: Florencia Escudero and Emiri Fujimoto. Production Supervisor: James Huggans.

Ages 3-9

Study Guide

We also have a virtual show, OUT AND ABOUT AND TOGETHER AGAIN, that can be screened at home.

Virtual Show