A beanstalk grows in Historic Gretna with the Story Time Players Children Theater on September 9 at the St. Joseph Complex Auditorium located behind the church on 7th Street. 

Enjoy Jack’s journey up the Beanstalk and all the people and animals he encounters in the debut performance of The Story Time Players original theater performance for children. “Jack and The Beanstalk; an Ascending Journey” opens on Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Oh, what fun the children will have to see the stage sets and the actors in character. How cute those costumes will be!

To have fun before it even opens, two Story Time Players will be at the Gretna Farmers Market this Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as a part of Community Awareness Day. The two actors will have a very special surprise for everyone. Children will be given super special “Magic Beans” that only a true Beanstalk can provide!!          

The play will run from September 9 – 18, with two mid-week dates provided for student/teacher audiences, with an educational component added. Grandparent’s Day is September 11, and this show is a fun way to celebrate for all ages from 3 to 93!

Dates and times as follows:

Sept 9 & 16 at 7 p.m.

Sept 10, 11, 17, 18 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Sept 15 & 16 at 11 a.m.

Tickets are $25 each for children and adults and available online at www.storytimeplayers.com.              


The Story Time Players is a brand new theater company of talented actors, musicians, singers, puppeteers and circus performers that specialize in entertaining children and their families. Inspired by the “Le Petit Children’s Theatre” or “Teddy’s Corner” as it was affectionally known in the 70’s, this “Krewe’s” goal is to create a world of imagination and return to the simplicity of “storytelling.” This professional acting group welcomes the opportunity of showcasing The Show Time Players’ collective vision to the community.

“Jack and the Beanstalk; an Ascending Journey” is an original musical, written and directed by “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont of “Porta-Puppet Players.”  It includes many colorful puppets, crafted by “Uncle” Wayne as well. How the children will enjoy the puppets!                   

Jennifer Shea, the producer, is the daughter of New Orleans actress Janet Shea and the late Al Shea, a well-known theater reviewer and columnist.

The cast includes Cayden Pecoraro, Adriel Aviles, Matthew Raetz, Dr. Ashley Betts, Sherri Wattigny, Isabella Bagnetto, Chevis Devinney, Steven Denning, Dannielle Blanchard, Mary Reinagel, and the beautiful singing voice of Karen Bradshaw. Mother Goose will greet our patrons, and is played by Judy LeBlanc.

For more information, contact Jennifer Shea at www.storytimeplayers.com or 504.259.5292.