CPS Features a Family Event to Stuff your Holiday Stocking With


CPS will present Griffin Theatre Company’s “The Stinky Cheese man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. in Snell Theater at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Community Performance Series will present a performance of “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. Tickets for the performance would make a great stocking stuffer gift for young families!

This is the second event in the 2012-13 CPS Meet the Arts Series.

Based on the award winning children’s book of the same title, the Griffin Theatre Company production of “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” transforms the magical world of fairy tales, as told by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, and brings the stories to life on stage.

“The Stinky Cheese Man…” loosely follows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, among other famous fairy tales. After being captured by the Giant, Jack tries to talk his way out of becoming a meal, by telling fairy tales with his own twist. Featuring parodies of beloved stories such as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare,” Jack distracts the Giant through creative storytelling techniques. An ideal show for schoolchildren in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3, audiences will experience an afternoon of laughs for the whole family.

The play is also the third donation event in the CPS Share a Story Book Drive, a season-long campaign to benefit area schools. In celebration of storytelling, CPS invites audience members to donate a new or gently used copy of their favorite book to be given to area schools later in the year. Donations will be accepted at the performance, as well as during CPS Box Office hours. All book donations will enter patrons in a drawing to win two season tickets to the 2013-14 Meet the Arts Series.

Tickets to this Meet the Arts Series event are $5 for youth and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpspotsdam.org, by phone at (315) 267-2277, or by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of the Sara M. Snell Music Theater on the SUNY Potsdam campus. Tickets may also be purchased at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam.

For more information about CPS events, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.

Established in 1989, CPS at SUNY Potsdam is a college-community partnership presenting world-class performing artists and arts education opportunities in Northern New York. This rich mixture of programming links communities, classrooms and audiences of all ages and preserves access to the performing arts for future generations.

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.