Past Productions

Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre

Playtime Poppy Children’s Theatre has provided children’s entertainment to the Cedar Rapids community since 1951.
Check out our historical listing of performances!

1951-52 Indian Captive Junior League
1952-53 Prince Swineherd Ballet Strawbridge Ballet
Pinocchio Junior League
Hansel & Gretel Beethoven Club
1953-54 The Silver Thread Coe College
The Wizard of Oz Junior League
Alice in Wonderland U of Minnesota
1954-55 The Ghost of Mr. Penny Drake University
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Junior League
The Clown Who Ran Away Coe College
1955-56 Daniel Boone Drake University
Pinocchio and the Indians Junior League
Emperor’s New Clothes Cornell College
Many Moons Coe College
1956-57 Radio Rescue Community Theatre
Magic Apple Junior League
Huckleberry Finn Coe College
1957-58 Mr. Popper’s Penguins Community Theatre/Junior League
Seven Little Rebels Coe College
Sleeping Beauty Dieman-Bennett Ballet
1958-59 Mr. Dooley Jr. Community Theatre
The Steadfast Tim Soldier Junior League
Arthur & the Magic Sword Washington High School
1959-60 Land of the Dragon Iowa State Teachers
Simon Big-Ears Junior League
The Magic Horn Washington High School
1960-61 Little Lee Bobo Community Theatre
Escape into Space Junior League
Six Dancing Princesses Clarke College
1961-62 Red Shoes Jefferson High School
The Tinder Box Junior League
Rapunzel Recreation Commission
1962-63 Cinderella Recreation Commission
Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp Junior League
Emperor’s New Clothes Clarke College
1963-64 Snow Queen and the Goblin Jefferson High School
Dr. Graymatter’s Dilemma Community Theatre/Junior League
1964-65 The Clown Who Ran Away Jefferson High School
The Marvelous Land of OZ Junior League
Winnie-the-Pooh Recreation Commission
1965-66 The Foolish Physician Jefferson High School
Alice in Wonderland Regis High School
The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose Junior League
1966-67 Beauty and the Beast Jefferson High School
Rumpelstiltskin Regis High School
The Steadfast Tin Soldier Junior League
1967-68 Pegora, the Witch Jefferson High School
Tom Sawyer Regis High School
Escape Into Space Junior League
1968-69 Pandora Jefferson High School
Greensleeves Magic Kennedy High School
Brave Little Tailor Washington High School
1969-70 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Kennedy High School
The Strolling Players Regis High School
Simon Big-Ears Junior League
1970-71 Trudi and the Minstrel Jefferson High School
Pinnochio Junior League
Princess and the Swineherder Washington High School
1971-72 Wizard of Oz Coe College Players
Little Match Girl Kennedy High School
Marlin the Magnificent Junior League
Young Abe Lincoln Loras College Players
1972-73 Cinderella Coe College Players
The Great Cross Country Race Regis High School
Imagine That Old Creamery Players
1973-74 No Small Thing Kennedy High School
Androcles and The Lion Jefferson High School
The Secret World of OG Washington High School
1974-75 Babes in Toyland Kennedy High School
Land of the Dragon Jefferson High School
Alice in Wonderland Washington High School
Raggedy Ann & Andy Loras College Players
1975-76 Tom Sawyer Kennedy High School
Tales of Czechoslovakia Jefferson High School
The Emperor’s New Clothes Washington High School
1976-77 Rags to Riches Jefferson High School
A Box of Stories Kennedy High School
Sleeping Beauty Washington High School
Dr. Graymatter’s Dilemma (Bonus) Loras College Players
1977-78 Cinderella Kennedy High School
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Jefferson High School
Androcles and the Lion Washington High School
1978-79 The Pied Piper Kennedy High School
The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose Jefferson High School
The Mirror Man Washington High School
1979-80 Golliwhoppers Kennedy High School
The Adventures of Harlequin Jefferson High School
Cinderella Loras College Players
Tales of Hans Christian Anderson Washington High School
1980-81 Pinocchio Kennedy High School
Hansel & Gretel Jefferson High School
Beauty and the Beast Washington High School
1981-82 The Magic Pebble Gang Kennedy High School
Tables ‘n’ Things Jefferson High School
Winnie the Pooh Washington High School
1982-83 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Kennedy High School
Half Past Wednesday Jefferson High School
Frosteria’s Folly Washington High School
1983-84 Alice in Wonderland Kennedy High School
Sleeping Beauty Jefferson High School
Dr. Doolittle Washington High School
1984-85 Raggedy Ann and Andy Kennedy High School
Cinderladdin Jefferson High School
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Washington High School
1985-86 Charlotte’s Web Kennedy High School
Jack and the Beanstalk Jefferson High School
Skungpoomery Washington High School
1986-87 James and the Giant Peach Kennedy High School
Pete’s Feat Jefferson High School
Cinderella Washington High School
Wheels Loras College Players
1987-88 I Believe in Make-Believe Jefferson High School
Really Rosy Kennedy High School
Snow White Washington High School
1988-89 The Princess and the Pea Kennedy High School
Tales of the Arabian Nights Jefferson High School
The Adventures of a Bear Named Paddington Washington High School
1989-90 Little Red Riding Hood Kennedy High School
Tales from Hans Christian Anderson Jefferson High School
Sleeping Beauty Washington High School
1990-91 The Adventures of Peter Cottontail Kennedy High School
The Clown Who Ran Away Jefferson High School
Magical Mysteries and Monsters Washington High School
1991-92 The Emperor’s New Clothes Kennedy High School
Cinderella Jefferson High School
Pinocchio Washington High School
1992-93 Eyefellgloffenhootenaniemerryberrycrunch Kennedy High School
Sleeping Beauty Jefferson High School
Beauty and the Beast Washington High School
1993-94 The Twelve Dancing Princesses Kennedy High School
Aladdin Jefferson High School
King Midas and the Golden Touch Washington High School
1994-95 Rumpelstiltskin Kennedy High School
The Reluctant Dragon Jefferson High School
The Fox and the Hound Washington High School
1995-96 The Bremen Town Musicians Kennedy High School
The Emperor’s New Clothes Jefferson High School
Jack and the Beanstalk Washington High School
1996-97 Snow White Kennedy High School
Beauty and the Beast Jefferson High School
Peter Pan Washington High School
1997-98 Cinderella Kennedy High School
Hansel and Gretel Jefferson High School
Robin Hood Washington High School
1998-99 Sleeping Beauty Kennedy High School
Arthur and the Dragon Jefferson High School
Hunchback of Notre Dame Washington High School
1999-00 Pinocchio Kennedy High School
Three Tales of Three: 3 Billy Goats Gruff, 3 Little Pigs, and The 3 Bears Jefferson High School
Jungle Book Washington High School
2000-01 Little Mermaid Kennedy High School
The Three “R’s”: Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Little Red Riding Hood Jefferson High School
Dumbo Washington High School
2001-02 The Story of Playtime Poppy Kennedy High School
Aladdin Jefferson High School
Tarzan Washington High School
2002-03 The Snow Queen Jefferson High School
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Kennedy High School
Peter Rabbit Washington High School
2003-04 Jungle Book Jefferson High School
Winnie the Pooh Kennedy High School
Cinderella Washington High School
2004-05 School House Rock Jr. Jefferson High School
Peter Pan Kennedy High School
Beauty & The Beast Washington High School
2005-06 Pinocchio Jefferson High School
Charlotte’s Web Kennedy High School
Little Mermaid Washington High School
2006-07 Snow White Jefferson High School
Alice in Wonderland Kennedy High School
The Fox and The Hound Washington High School
2007-08 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Jefferson High School
James and the Giant Peach Kennedy High School
The Reluctant Dragon Washington High School
2008-09 Timeless Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Jefferson High School
Disney’s 101 Dalmations the Musical Kennedy High School
Sleeping Beauty Washington High School
2009-10 Aladdin Jefferson High School
A Year With Frog and Toad Kennedy High School
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty the Musical Linn-Mar High School
Go Dog Go! Washington High School
2010-11 The Adventures of Captain Spoon:  The Forgetful Pirate Jefferson High School
T’was the Night Before Christmas Kennedy High School
Disney’s The Aristocats Linn-Mar High School
Snow White and the Seven Dudes Washington High School
2011-12 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Jefferson High School
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Kennedy High School
Disney’s Jungle Book Linn-Mar High School
Robin Hood Washington High School
2012-13 Alice in Wonderland Jefferson High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Kennedy High School
Disney’s Mulan, a musical Linn-Mar High School
The Princess and the Pea Washington High School
2013-14 Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat Jefferson High School
Disney’s Cinderella Kids Kennedy High School
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS Linn-Mar High School
Peter Rabbit Washington High School
2014-15 The Princess Who Wouldn’t Wear Pink Jefferson High School
Honk! Jr. Kennedy High School
Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Linn-Mar High School
Magical Mysteries & Monsters Washington High School
2015-16 The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. Jefferson High School
The Heartless Giant: A Norwegian Fairy Tale Kennedy High School
Harold and the Purple Crayon Washington High School
2016-17 James and the Giant Peach Jefferson High School
Elf the Musical JR. Kennedy High School
Stellaluna Washington High School