Sideways Stories From Wayside School

may 6 - may 22, 2016
Adapted by John Olive From the books by Louis Sachar
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday and 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday (1:00 PM only, Sunday, May 22)
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

As designed, Wayside School was supposed to be 30 classrooms, all on one story. Instead, the builder constructed a 30-story building, one classroom wide. (He said he was very sorry). As a result, everything about Wayside School is wacky.

The higher one climbs, the stranger the people and the things that happen to them. In math, students must count to 100 — alphabetically — or risk being turned into apples. And everyone from the cow to Principal Kidswatter knows that “Miss Zarves does not exist!”

Be there for roll call at Sideways Stories from Wayside School, and you’ll laugh all the way to the 30th floor!

Show Advisory

Although there are no age restrictions, we suggest you look at this source and others.

Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series, Amazon

Sponsored by:

Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf/Miss Valoosh
Mary Bricker (at certain performances)
Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf/Miss Valoosh
Shelley Leiser (at certain performances)
Myron
Cael Fitch
BeBe
Sarah Frett
Leslie
Meridan Boyd
Rondi
Joani Barlow
Dameon
Sam Wilson
Louis/Mr. Pickle
Brian Bopp (u/s Nathan Jorgensen)
Mrs. Jewls
Julia Polson
Sammy
Price Jacobsen
Miss Zarves
Sandy Henry
Mr. Kidswatter
Dan Wardell

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: May 22, 2016
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Sideways Stories From Wayside School”  
Photos available for download at http://www.dmplayhouse.com/media 
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.. “Sideways Stories From Wayside School” is sponsored by Bank of the West.

As designed, Wayside School was supposed to be 30 classrooms, all on one story. Instead, the builder constructed a 30-story building, one classroom wide. (He said he was very sorry). As a result, everything about Wayside School is wacky.

The higher one climbs, the stranger the people and the things that happen to them. In math, students must count to 100 — alphabetically — or risk being turned into apples. And everyone from the cow to Principal Kidswatter knows that “Miss Zarves does not exist!” Be there for roll call at “Sideways Stories from Wayside School,” and you’ll laugh all the way to the 30th floor!

The Playhouse cast is directed by Melissa Chavas-Miller. The cast includes Joani Barlow, Brian Bopp, Meridan Boyd, Mary Bricker, Cael Fitch, Sarah Frett, Sandy Henry, Price Jacobsen, Shelley Leiser, Julia Polson, Dan Wardell, and Sam Wilson.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Sideways Stories From Wayside School” Performances: May 6-22, 2016
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

“Sideways Stories From Wayside School” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $15
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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(clockwise from lower left) Joani Barlow is Rondi, Sarah Frett is BeBe, Sam Wilson is Dameon, Meridan Boyd is Leslie, Cael Fitch is Myron, and (center) Shelley Leiser is Mrs. Gorf (selected performances) in “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Mary Bricker is Mrs. Gorf (selected performances) in “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brett Isenberger.

(clockwise from top) Shelley Leiser is Mrs. Gorf (selected performances), Cael Fitch is Myron, and Sarah Frett is BeBe in “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(clockwise from lower left) Joani Barlow is Rondi, Sarah Frett is BeBe, Sam Wilson is Dameon, Meridan Boyd is Leslie, Cael Fitch is Myron, and (center) Shelley Leiser is Mrs. Gorf (selected performances) in “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(clockwise from top) Shelley Leiser is Mrs. Gorf (selected performances), Cael Fitch is Myron, and Sarah Frett is BeBe in “Sideways Stories From Wayside School,” May 6-22, 2016, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.