The Coterie brings Goosebumps to Life in a Musical for All Ages

David LeVota (as Brian), Jacob Valle (as Zeke), and Callie Rodina (as Brooke). Photo by J. Robert Schraeder and courtesy of The Coterie Theatre.

This summer, The Coterie brings the best-selling “Goosebumps” books to life on stage in Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium – The Musical. Based on the beloved series by R.L. Stein, the stage adaptation brings all the fun and adventure of the books to life in a light-hearted musical that’s appropriate for all ages.

In the stage show, a bunch of lovable theatre misfits take young audiences through a zany, fun-filled mystery – all while trying to put on their school musical! Like previous Coterie summer productions, Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Goosebumps is a cartoon brought to life on stage with a high energy cast that will have you laughing and singing along as everyone solves the mystery together.

Directed by Jeff Church, with musical direction by Anthony T. Edwards and choreography by Jerry Jay Cranford, the cast of Goosebumps features Sarah LaBarr, Callie Rodina, Jacob Valle, Lily Nicholas, David LeVota, and Evan Lovelace.

Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium – The Musical, which originally premiered simultaneously in Milwaukee and Portland in Fall 2016, charmed audiences and thrilled critics, who praised it as, “a smart, funny and well-staged musical for younger audiences” (Oregon Artswatch) and “a silly, spooky adventure… family-friendly fun” (FOX6). “The script is appropriate for children but holds enough humor, thrills and chills to hold the attention of an adult audience…” (OnMilwaukee)

Sara LaBarr (as Ms. Walker), Callie Rodina (as Brooke), Lily Nicholas (as Tina), David LeVota (as Brian), Evan J. Lovelace (as Emile), and Jacob Valle (as Zeke). Photo by J. Robert Schraeder and courtesy of The Coterie Theatre.

The Coterie’s production of Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium – The Musical will run approximately 65 minutes with no intermission and is appropriate for families with all ages. Tickets are $12.00 for youth under 18, students, and seniors age 60 and older; and $17.00 for adults. Groups of 20 or more pay only $5.00-$6.50 per person (some restrictions apply – call the box office for details). Tickets, group reservations and more information is available at http://thecoterie.org/performance/goosebumps-phantom-auditorium.

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