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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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