The Traveling Troupe is a Grand Rapids Civic Theatre outreach program offering local schools and community venues the opportunity to have live theatre travel to them! Now in its 27th year, the Traveling Troupe has produced a different show each year, and has played to more than 160,000 children and adults – always completely free of charge. Traveling Troupe brings in all the sets, sound equipment, costumes, props, crews, and actors…we just need an audience!

If your school is interested in booking Traveling Troupe, please contact Kait Polzin, Outreach Specialist at kpolzin@grct.org.


The tour includes the following free public performances:

  • Saturday, February 29 at 11 am-Civic Theatre
  • Tuesday, May 5 at 6 pm-Boys and Girls Club (Paul l. Phillips Club)
  • Saturday, May 9 at 10 am-Greenville Area Community Center

*For all community performances, seating is general admission so first come, first served!


  • Campus Elementary
  • Vanguard Charter
  • Burton Elementary
  • Lincoln School
  • Appleview Elementary-Sparta
  • Glenwood Elementary Kentwood

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Cast

Stanley: Christian Moorlag*+
Arthur: Jonathan Paredez
Mr. Lambchop: Liam Bulkowski
Mrs. Lambchop: Blessing Ouding+
Mrs. Cartero: Ava Miner*+
Dr. Dan/Napolean/Asst. 2: James Madrilejo*+
Hollywood Agent/Mona Lisa: Maria Leigh+
Samantha/Asst. Director/Sneak Thief: Ruby Duimstra+
O. Jay d’Dart/Bikini Wahine/Asst. 1: Desiree Tuhoy*+
* First time on Civic Theatre stage
+ School of Theatre Arts student
Director: Jolene Frankey

Thank you to our Traveling Troupe sponsors!

Vision Statement

We are committed to artistic excellence through a comprehensive arts education program which builds confidence, fosters collaboration and inspires creativity.