Shows & Tickets
MainStage shows at PPP are full-scale musical theater productions featuring elaborate sets, high-energy dance numbers, and casts of 50 or more local Bay Area performers. MainStage productions typically run for two weeks, with evening and matinee performances Friday through Sunday of each week, and are staged at the 600-seat Bayside Performing Arts Center in San Mateo. To broaden access to the performing arts, PPP also invites local Bay Area schools to a special “school show” the second Thursday of each run.
PPP has proudly brought high-quality, family-friendly musical theater to the Bay Area since 2002. Recent shows include Willy Wonka, Seussical, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical, Shrek the Musical, Matilda, Annie and School of Rock. PPP was the first local theater company in the Bay Area to stage both Matilda and Disney’s Descendants.
In PPP MainStage shows, cast member families and community members come together to build sets, sew costumes, make props, paint and more in preparation for every show. These incredible, hands-on experiences are not only fun for the whole family, but help make PPP shows truly special, community productions.