Barrington's Sowams School bringing Flat Stanley to life


Students at Sowams School will perform “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.” on Friday and Saturday nights. The shows are produced by Arts Alive!, a nonprofit that provides performing arts opportunities to students in Barrington Public Schools.

The play, based on the award-winning children’s book “Flat Stanley” written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Scott Nash, tells the story of a normal boy, Stanley Lambchop, who “dreams of doing something amazing, something the world has never seen before.”

After getting flattened by a bulletin board as he slept, he makes the most of his slimmer figure and puts himself into an envelop and travels the world as a “human letter.”

Pamela Morgan, the co-founder of Arts Alive! and director of the show, said the play incorporates a Flat Stanley project that Sowams second-graders are working on, “So, many students are familiar with the story and are excited to, literal, bring it to three dimensional life.”

Nearly 60 students are involved in the production, which includes musical numbers “Meet the Lambchops,” “My Child is Flat,” “Travelin’ Through the Mail,” “Talent,” and “Surfin' the Mail.”

Play details

• What: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.”

• When: Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. both nights

• Where: Barrington Middle School auditorium

• Tickets: $5, and may be purchased by e-mailing or at the door


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.