WIN! Tickets to Pippi Longstocking- Civic Youth Theatre Giveaway

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Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre Presents Pippi Longstocking

Some novels stick with you over the years. Long after you’ve entered adulthood, your early favorites stay happily locked away in nostalgia.

Whether it’s Matilda facing off with the Trunchbull or Milo entering his magic tollbooth, these storybook memories remain after you’ve visited the library. Pippi Longstocking is one of my childhood favorites. The spunky girl with the funny name and strong sense of self is one that I fondly remember.

Whether you have read the book or not, your family can now experience Pippi and all of her adventures live with the Kalamazoo Youth Civic Theatre– and we have your chance to win tickets!

A Tenacious Girl with an Unforgettable Name

Picture a scrappy nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and mismatched socks. Never short of questions to ask, she stands up to bullies, sails away on pirate ships and is able to lift her horse one-handed. She also happens to be best friends with a monkey named Mr. Nilsson.

A girl this extraordinary deserves a memorable name. Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking, or Pippi for short, was named by author Astrid Lindgren’s nine-year-old daughter, Karin. Astrid wrote Pippi Longstocking as a tenth birthday present, not knowing her story would later become a worldwide, childhood classic translated into over 75 languages.

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Pippi Longstocking

Nola Perry “Pippi Longstocking” – rehearsal

Witness a Childhood Favorite Spring to Life on Stage

With a character as dynamic as Pippi, the stage is a natural fit to showcase her adventures. In this live adaptation of Pippi Longstocking, watch her fend off burglars and wrestle a circus strongman, all while dancing and singing along to this family-friendly musical production.

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s Pippi Longstocking provides another way for families to experience this memorable character that so many of us have loved. Tickets are on sale now– grab seats for the entire family to create new memories with an old childhood favorite.

More Details About Pippi Longstocking

The Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre is excited to bring Pippi Longstocking to The Parish Theatre. Performances run May 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Tickets are on sale now for just $10 each and can be purchased online or by calling the box office 269-343-1313.

Since the 1940s, thousands of youth have participated or been entertained by the Civic Youth Theatre program. Civic Youth participants build more than props and scenery; they also develop self-confidence through hard work and make lifelong friends.

Enter to WIN

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is giving away a Family FIVE Pack for Admission to see Pippi Longstocking (prize value of $50). The winner will be able to choose the performance they wish to attend (subject to availability).

There are two ways to get entries for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. Facebook comments do not count for entries.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite childhood book.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)


This giveaway will close on May 6, 2019 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Pippi Longstocking- Civic Youth Theatre Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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106 thoughts on “WIN! Tickets to Pippi Longstocking- Civic Youth Theatre Giveaway”

  1. Alicia I swift

    This would be awesome to win! I used to watch pipi longstocking over and over when I was a koi’s. Great story!

    1. Justin Doorlag

      My favorite children’s book was “Goodnight Moon”. I had it memorized and loved all the details.

    1. I read this book to my class this year! I would love to win and take 4 students with me! Favorite childhood book: Black Beauty

    1. My favorite childhood story the little Engine that could!
      My daughter and I would love to see this play!

    1. Tiffany Osborn

      I liked mostly doctor Seuss books. But i would have ro say cat in the hat is my most favorite.

  2. Cassandra Mickel

    I loved the movie of Pipi as a kid but my favorite book was The Phantom Tollbooth. I read it over and over!

    1. VERY hard to choose a favorite childhood book but I think the American Girl books are my most memorable!

  3. There were so many amazing books that I loved as a kid! Boxcar Children, Bobbsey Twins, 5 Little Peppers and How They Grew and Nancy Drew are just a few of them!!

  4. My favorite books, when younger were the Boxcar Children. They kept me entertained which at the time was hard, I hated reading but this series worked for me. Also enjoy the Goosebumps series.

  5. Brenda Melville

    One of my favorite books was James and the Giant Peach. It would be fun to win tickets to this show. My daughter had wanted to try out for the part of Pippi because she has freckles and usually has pigtails but I wasn’t able to get her to the audition, maybe another show ?

  6. My favorite book as a child was “ I’ll love you forever “. Also, the Berenstain Bears books were a family favorite.

  7. My favorite childhood book was Shel Silverstein “Lights in the Attic”. I also loved Pippi Longstocking books and movie! My boys would love to see the play

  8. Oh my goodness. I was born in 1955 and my favorite books were pippi longstocking. I read many others as well but loved loved loved her.

  9. My favorite book growing was the BFG. Loved how you could image the giants and the scenery. Pippi longstocking goes to school was my favorite book from her series.

  10. No way! This is totally awesome! I LOVED Pippi Longstocking when I was a little girl! I even dressed up as her for Halloween when I was around 6-7 or so! This would be a blast to go see, I know my son would love it too!! And my mom!
    I was really into “Goosebumps” books when I was younger, and also another favorite ..“The Monster at the end of this Book”!!!!!

  11. My favorite childhood book was the Madeline series. I loved the Pippi show on TV and would love seeing the play with my nieces!

  12. Stephanie Walker

    My favorite was always the foot book by dr Seuss. I had it memorized by heart at a very young age.

  13. Alyssa Osborne

    This would be awesome to win! My sister’s and I watched this movie over and over and was one of our favorite books as well!!

  14. Dollie Valadez

    I loved Chocolate Touch as a child, but remember loving and watching Pippi with my brother?

  15. My favorite book as a child was “jelly beans gor breakfast” by Miriam Young, I checked it out from the library almost every week in elementary school, I always talked about this book to my own children, when started school st my former elementary school, my daughter checked out the exact ssme book, the school finally replaced many books and the children were able to pick out a book to keep, my daughter brought home jelly besns fpr breakfast for me! I npw get to share the exact same book with my grandkids!

  16. Justin Doorlag

    Now friends with Kzoo Civic Theatre on fb. We saw Madagascar Jr. there a few weeks ago and my 5&7 year old girls have not stopped talking about it since. Can’t wait to see The new kids musical.

    1. Stephanie Alkemade

      Favorite childhood book was Charlotte’s Web and Miss Nelson is Missing.

  17. “Good Night Moon” was my favorite childhood book! I read it to my kids now and they love it.

  18. Tanner Herrmann

    Favorite children’s book = The Giving Tree. But my cousin and I were OBSESSED with the Pippi Longstocking movie when we were kids!!!

  19. Heather DeColumna

    May be an odd choice but when I think childhood books I immediately think of Number the Stars. It was an excellent book and also one of the first introductions I had to real world history which became a passion of mine.

  20. I loved the book Stone Soup. I think about it often when making potato soup and adding all the ingredients into the pan..

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