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Westport Country Playhouse To Stage 'Stella' For Kids

“Stella, Queen of the Snow.”
“Stella, Queen of the Snow.” Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “Stella, Queen of the Snow,” based on the book by Marie-Louise Gay, the award-winning creator of “Stella and Sam,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the show is recommended for ages 3 to 7. Running time is approximately one hour. Ticket price is $20.

Using puppetry, original music and scenic effects, “Stella, Queen of the Snow” tells the story of an endearing sister and her younger brother as they spend the day playing in the snow.

Pre-show activities will begin one hour before each performance, at noon and 3 p.m. Children will play a series of environmental theater games, using their imaginations to create a winter wonderland.

Gay, one of Canada’s best-loved creators of children’s books, has published more than 60 titles and achieved international acclaim for her work, now available in more than 15 languages.

The Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series is presented on selected Sundays from November through March. Upcoming shows are: “The Lightning Thief,” on Sunday, Feb. 8, about mythological monsters and the theft of Zeus’s master lightning bolt; “Dog Loves Books,” on Sunday, March 1, a musical about the irresistible Dog, who decides to open his own bookstore; and “Curious George,” on Sunday, March 29, about the inquisitive, lovable little monkey of books, movies and an award-winning PBS television show.

At each Family Festivities performance, Westport Country Playhouse will once again host a book collection for Read to Grow, Inc. Bins will be located in the Playhouse lobby for donations of gently used and new children’s books, which will be given to families with limited access and to community resources that serve them in the greater Fairfield County area.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177 or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529. Or, visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at

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