The Paper Bag Players

In-Person Theater Performance


Sunday, April 23, 2023
10:30 – 11:30 am EDT
Scheuer Auditorium


Ages 3 – 8
This program will be offered in American Sign Language and with interpretation. 

With dancing houses, singing garbage cans, trees that run, and a tug-of-war between a chicken and an apple, Big Bag of Laughs overflows with zany fun and lyrical movement from the adored Paper Bag Players. Bursting with new work and classic sketches and featuring hilarious stories, freewheeling dances, lovable characters, whimsical music, and their signature paper and cardboard sets and costumes, this show will have your family giggling for more!

This special performance is also in time for Earth Day. Delight in the masterful ways The Paper Bag Players reuse materials from the world around them.

Tickets at door: $18 Adult; $14 Adult Jewish Museum Family member
Advance tickets are temporarily unavailable. Walk-up tickets are available Sunday morning starting at 10:15 am.

Children 18 and under are free. Includes Museum Admission.

Concert ticket reservations are required for both adults and children.

A select number of complimentary tickets will be available for families in the ASL community. Email for more information.

About the performers:

The Paper Bag Players is a non-profit theater company of adults who create and perform original, contemporary, musical theater for children ages 3 through 8. Their shows, based on a child’s everyday experiences, combine short plays, rousing songs, freewheeling dances, audience participation, mime, and painting and drawing on stage. Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown craft paper brightened with splashes of poster paint and crayon transform into their sets, props and costumes. The Paper Bag Players touring has taken them to 37 states and 12 countries internationally. The Bags have received numerous accolades and awards over their 60 plus years performing.

Doors to the concert will open at 10:15 am.

After the concert, come to the Floor 4 studio to enjoy our free monthly Drop-in Art Workshop for families. 
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation will be provided for this program and the accompanying Drop-in Art Workshop.

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The Paper Bag Players