Kids Workshop

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales | #704 (Ages 8-12)

Instructor: Lillian Myers

“The Stinky Cheese Man...” is an award winning, Caldecott Honor book written by Jon Scieszka. Our theatrical adaptation will be a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous children’s stories and fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling and The Gingerbread Man”. In this exciting ‘devised word for word’ production, the student actors will work as an ensemble and bring the fairy tales to life using theatrical disciplines such as creative movement, vocal chorus, rap, dance, and will play multiple characters, as well as scenery! The Stinky Cheeseman is a funny, light, beloved production that will delight, empower and inspire young artists and audiences alike!

January 9–March 3
Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30PM to 6:30PM (8 Weeks) in Rehearsal Hall
•Tech week:
February 25-February 28, Monday through Thursday 4–6:30PM (Students need to be available for this week with no exceptions)
March 2 @ 11 AM, March 2 @ 2 PM, March 3 @ 2 PM

Tuition: $395

How to Register:

Click to download fill-in enrollment form

  • Mail completed registration form to
    52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
  • Fax completed registration form to
    707 523-3544.
  • In person during box office hours
    1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday, or
    11:00 - 2:00 Saturday.


Classes require a 50% deposit at registration.  Tuition is due in full by the first day of class.  Limited scholarships and payment plans are available (Scholarship Application); contact


Lennie Dean
Education Associate

(707) 523-4185 ext.122 (message box only)

About the Apprentice Company

The Apprentice Company is designed for young artists ages 7-17 wanting to take their interest in theatre arts to the next level, beyond class explorations. The students are cast in productions and create their characters through improvisation, vocal and physical exercises. They learn about collaborative elements required of theatre artists, including collaboration with directors and respect for props, costumes, sets, and lighting.  The final aspect explored is that of the actor to audience - how to hold for laughter and how to include the audience response. The production/workshop culminates in performances for a paid audience.  Here at 6th Street Playhouse students receive a deep, enriching, comprehensive theatrical experience  while learning what an essential part theatre plays in our culture.