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STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL explores friendship and learning from mistakes

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking my kids and some of their friends to Walnut Street Theatre for Kids’ production of STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL. The children’s book is performed on stage in a fun story about friendship and learning from our mistakes. Featuring Britt and her friends from the series, STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL offers family-friendly matinee times at Walnut Street Theatre.

My kids were very excited to attend this performance, as it was their first time to “America’s oldest theatre,” founded in 1809. The children and their friends were entertained throughout the hour-long show—the colorful set and costumes, catchy tunes and plotline kept them tuned in.

The show ends with a positive message as the StinkyKids work hard to make the right choices and decide to donate to charity. Their motto: “Always be a leader of good” is sure to resonate with the young audience.   

STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL is based on children’s books by Britt Menzies. When ‘StinkyKid’ Britt wakes up with a wad of gum in her hair, she knows she’s in trouble. Her friends are depending on her parents to take them to Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Palace; she knows this sticky situation could keep them from going and ruin the day. Britt enlists the help of her friends and mayhem ensues. However, they all learn from their mistakes and, along the way, discover the true value of friendship.

The Walnut Street Theatre for Kids series encourages families to read together and see the books come to life onstage. Thousands of local students attend WST for Kids performances and experience live theatre for the first time as part of school trips to the Walnut.

STINKYKIDS: THE MUSICAL is live at the Walnut through February 11. Media partners for this production are Courier-Post and Mix 106.1. For tickets, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online at or Ticketmaster. Use code SKIDS for $15 tickets anywhere in the house.

Image: Walnut Street Theatre


Jersey Girl Cooks

The Walnut Street Theater always has great shows for children. My kids are older now but used to go yo the kids shows when they were younger. Sounds like a great show!

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