2022-2023 Season

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BUGSY MALONE JR.

July 29 - August 14, 2022 

The cult film comes to life in a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Roaring Twenties.

Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey... but that just isn't in the cards for our hero.  

Based on the hit 1976 film, featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, Bugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun!

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL JR.

September, 2022

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  A timeless story of the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community!

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RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

December 2 - 18, 2022

Rudolph saves Christmas and goes down in history in this family classic!

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Based on the animated television special adapted from the story  by Robert L. May and Johnny Marks.

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MATILDA JR.

February 17 - 26, 2023

The children are rising up. Join the revolt in this Broadway Junior adaptation of the Tony Award-winning hit!

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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NEWSIES JR.

April 21 - 30, 2023

Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations.

 

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. 

 

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

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Better Call Saul Watch Party

Monday, May 23 / 7pm-8pm

Final Season - Mid Season Finale Benefitting Cardboard Playhouse

at Tractor Brewing - Wells Park

$10

Marq and Ed from The Breaking Bad Store ABQ are back as your watch party hosts for the Final Season of Better Call Saul. There will be raffles, prizes, special appearances, live painting by Cloudface, and of course watching our favorite lawyer break bad!

 

All proceeds go to Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which has been producing quality youth theatre in Albuquerque for over 15 years.

We are doing cover charges for the premiere, final episode of Part 1, first episode of Part 2, and series finale.  A big thank you to Tractor Brewing-Wells Park for continuing to be our host venue!

 

CARDBOARD PLAYHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY