Theatre Arts Division

The Stapleton Theatre Company is the Theatre Arts division of the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts. It is brought to you by the same team who operated the San Anselmo Town Players as part of the San Anselmo Recreation Department from 2001–2006. The same type of program, artistic quality, production values, instruction, nurturing and care that you came to know from the Town Players continues at Stapleton Theatre Company.


Seussical The Musical, Jr

Director/Choreographer: Ashley Kimball
Musical Direction by Judy Wiesen

Dr. Seuss' lovable, familiar characters jump from the page to the stage in this magical musical!

Favorite characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Lazy Mayzie, Gertrude McFuzz and the Whos of Whoville come to life in this adaptation, co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle. Seussical's JoJo, a young person and "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks" leads the audience through a colorful story that resounds with relevant themes: believing in yourself, keeping promises and the rewards of being an independent thinker.

Simple enough to be understood by children and universal enough to be meaningful to adults, Seussical features an amazing upbeat score with a range of musical styles from Latin to pop, swing to gospel and R&B to funk!

Performances April 3-5, Drake High little theatre



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Kim Bromley
Musical Direction by Judy Wiesen
Choreography by Ashley Kimball

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.

Sha la la Joseph you're doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narratorthe musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads ("Those Canaan Days"), to country-western ("One More Angel in Heaven") and calypso ("Benjamin Calypso"), along with the unforgettable classics "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."

Performances May 1-10, The Playhouse, San Anselmo