Welcome to Pied Piper Players

a family theater community

Introducing PPP's Broadway Shorties!

Learn • Grow • Star
September 13–November 15
Ages 5–12

Register for Broadway Shorties

School of Rock - the musical

Nov 30–Dec 3
Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo

Pinocchio

Spots still available for Ages 10+
November 10–19

Pinocchio Registration

PPP Summer Theater Conservatory

Flat Stanley, Jr.
July 17–August 5

WHAT'S NEW?!

FREE LIVE THEATER THIS SUNDAY IN SAN MATEO!
Pied Pied Players is thrilled to sponsor the Peripatetic Players’ unique performance of SHAKESPEARE OR SPACE WARS!
This SUNDAY, July 30 at 1pm in downtown San Mateo. Bring the whole family—you don’t want to miss this fun, exciting live theater!
Location: 136 2nd Ave, San Mateo (Near the U.S. Bank, at the corner of 2nd Ave and San Mateo Drive).
Admission is free; donations accepted. No reservations necessary.

Daring, Destiny, or Both?

Bay Area outdoor-theatre traveling troupe pays mashed-up homage to both “Romeo and Juliet” and “Star Wars” in their folding mobile stage!

WHAT'S UP?!

CAMPS, SHOWS and CLASSES

Summer Theater Conservatory: Flat Stanley, Jr.

July 17–August 5
Ages 7–17

Broadway Shorties

Acting • Dance • Singing
A dynamic, lively 10-week program. Cultivate theater skills, then stage a condensed version of Seussical the Musical.
Wednesdays: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
4pm–4:50pm: Ages 5-8
5pm–6pm: Ages 8-12

Pinocchio

Spots Open for Ages 10+
Auditions August 26
Performances Nov 10–19

School of Rock

Performances Nov 30–Dec 3, 2017
Ages 11-18

Theater Classes

TECHNICAL THEATER TRAINING with Fred Eiras
Sept.28–Nov.16
Thursdays, 6:00–8:00pm

SESSION I: weeks of Sept.11–Oct.2
SESSION II: weeks of Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, and Dec. 4, 11, 18

TAP I with Jimmy Ashmore
Mondays
5:00– 5:45pm

TAP II with Jimmy Ashmore
Mondays
6:00–7:00pm

My Two Left Feet with Jimmy Ashmore
Intro to Line Dancing and Tap
Ages 21+
Mondays
7:00–8:00pm

Intro to ACTING with Danya El-Kurd
Tuesdays
Ages 5–8 from 4:00–4:30pm
Ages 9–12 from 4:30–5:00pm

ACTING I with Leslie Stupple
Ages 6–11
Mondays
4:15–5:00pm

ACTING II with Leslie Stupple
Ages 10–15
by permission only
Mondays
4:15–5:00pm

JAZZ, BALLET, HIP HOP with Hope Farrar
Dates tbd

Theater Tykes

This class sets the stage for your preschooler to perform in a theater production. We will get them comfortable using their voices and moving their bodies.
Instructor: Allison Twaddle
Sept. 9–30

PPP'S DESIGN & BUILD—WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

Productions customized to fit your vision and budget. We offer you a one-stop production shop. Email to arrange for a free consultation.

Learn More about PPP's D&B

TURBO TEEN

It’s Fast! It’s Furious! And It’s Fun!

Join a group of like-minded thespians as you pour yourself into a two-week program full of dramatic fun.

Stay Tuned for Our Next TT Adventure!

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WHAT IS PIED PIPER PLAYERS?

Pied Piper Players is a family theater company dedicated to the promotion of confidence, community and excellence through the performing arts.
We’re about learning new skills, sharing our gifts with others, providing others with production design and building services.

Performance

Over the past 15 years, we have evolved from an organization focused on staging two musical productions a year, to a community with a home base and the capacity to offer a wide variety of theater based programs year round. We thank the original PPP Posse whose hard work and vision in 2001 gave us the base we needed to become the award-winning family theater company we are today.

Education

Our new home at 1000 S Amphlett Blvd in San Mateo had afforded us efficiencies that we used to dream of. We are working hard to expand our offerings. Look for more news as we develop and refine our educational programs, which include more classes, camps and performance opportunities than ever before. Acting and Theater Tech classes offer invaluable skills for participants both on and off stage. Jazz and Tap classes fill our lovely new Dance Studio with music and movement.

Our educational programs include theater classes, teen programs, seasonal camps and summer theater conservatories. Come join us!

Community Outreach

Outreach programs continue to play a significant role in realizing our company’s mission to enrich our community. Free After-School drama programs deliver a unique theater experience directly to local underserved schools. MainStage program Scholarships and the Free Ticket-Gifting and Free Transporation for Local Schools help us share the magic of live theater with our children and their families.

IN OTHER WORDS...

Pied Piper Players is an amazing community of caring, considerate children and adults and place where confidence blooms. My daughter has grown so much, not just as an actor or singer, but as a person. She has made wonderful friendships and has learned so much. It is the one place that she looks forward to going and doesn’t mind missing out on Girl Scouts, Birthday Parties, Slumber Parties, or Play Dates. I once asked her if she minded rehearsing all weekend long and her answer was, “Of course not. I wish I could go more.” Need I say more.

Melissa Gustavson

Incredible emotional growth in kids. Great to have good friends outside of school. Huge self-esteem boost. ‘Happy place’ for my kids, even though putting in a lot of hard work. They enjoyed and benefited from directions (and ‘molding’) from all the artistic staff! Grateful for this wonderful opportunity, relish watching the evolution!

Tessa Walters

5.15

5.15 was our Day of Giving.
You gave generously. Now we give thanks.

Because of your support and participation, we not only met but exceeded our goals by raising an amazing $43,165. With these funds we will continue to delight audiences with our MainStage productions, expand our class offerings, bring more musical theater experiences to underprivileged kids and offer more scholarships so all families can share equally in the joy of PPP. We thank you for stepping up when asked, stretching to give more than you can, and supporting us in everything we do.

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