A Theatre for Young Audiences musical


MATINEE RESERVATIONS:  Click here for the online reservation request form for the 10:00am school matinees.  The form will be open to accept requests beginning Monday, September 11 @ 10am.  See the matinees tab at the bottom of this page for matinee policies and procedures. 

SCERA’s Theatre for Young Audiences presents one-hour musicals and plays based on children’s literature. The shows are performed by a cast of adult actors, and are the perfect way to introduce children to the magic of live theatre. And parents…with a witty script, charming characters and catchy music, you’ll have a great time, too!

ABOUT THE SHOW: The new kid in town takes to the sky in this charming tale of imagination. Based on the children’s book The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats, and featuring a musical score by Grammy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, Captain Louie is about friendships old and new.  Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his daydreams back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in his old neighborhood, Louie discovers that making a fresh start is nothing to be afraid of. Directed by DeLayne Bluth Dayton.

CAPTAIN LOUIE is based on “The Trip” by Ezra Jack Keats.  Book by Anthony Stein. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Produced in New York at The Little Schubert Theatre by Meridee Stein, Kurt Peterson & Bob Reich, and Directed by Meridee Stein. Original New York production at the York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) in association with Meridee Stein, Pam Koslow & Kurt Peterson. CAPTAIN LOUIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


This event is included on the season ticket.



CHANGES IN GROUP GUIDELINES: It has become necessary to make some changes in groups that are approved to attend the school matinees. Approved groups are public schools, official licensed pre schools, charter and private schools, educational organizations and official home school networks (Alpine Online, WHEN, etc). Families and neighborhood groups should attend the evening public showings. Home school families should join with an official home school network or plan to attend the evening shows. Groups of individuals and families (even if over 20 people) are not eligible to attend the morning matinees.


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!  We will begin taking reservations for our Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 shows on Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 10:00am. Reservation requests will be done through an online form and will be taken in the order they are received.  This keeps it 100% fair for everyone!  We will not be doing phone or email reservations. Filling out the form does not guarantee a reservation – we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm via the phone or email you provide.  Be sure to fill out every required field or your form will not submit. If you submitted it correctly, you will receive a confirmation page giving additional instructions.


IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ON THE ONLINE FORM:  1) You will be asked to provide your first, second and third choice of dates. Shows run Monday-Friday @ 10am on the dates listed.  2) You will also need to put a very good estimate of the number of people attending – this should include children as well as any teachers, parents and adults. Whatever number of people you make reservations for, you can bring 10 less than you booked and we will not charge you.  However, you will be responsible for full payment for the remaining number, regardless if actual attendance is less. You can decrease your reservation number if you call AT LEAST three weeks in advance of your show date.  3) You will also be asked if you are interested in our treat combo, which offers a small cup of popcorn, candy and fruit juice box drink for $1.00.  The treat combos must be ordered in advance.


PAYMENT: Payment is made on the morning you come, and we accept cash, check and all major credit cards.  One person MUST be in charge of payment, no individual payments, please.  Please have your count and money ready and organized before you check in. Price is $2.00/person, including children age 3 and older, teachers, parents and any other adults.  Children 2 and under are free only if they sit on a lap.


SEATING:  Your group must be all together before you will be seated, so please encourage everyone to be on time and organize the bulk of your group before you enter the building.  We will have staff to seat you in the theatre, and do seat at our discretion. Because of fire code and the large amount of people, no strollers and car seats can be accomadated in the theatre or lobby – please leave them in your car.

Check out our fun publicity shots for the show! Click on any image to see it larger.  All photos by Rachael Gibson. Special thanks to Lifetime Products in Orem for the fun location.


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