Young Audiences

My Wonderful Birthday Suit

May 5 - 21, 2023

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

Rainbows, moonbeams and a bit of birthday magic make for a super-fun party! But friendships are questioned when judgements and comments about skin color slip out. This spectacular story told with music, an awesome puppet named Bobo the bird and the wonder of a magical Thinking Tree will give everyone something to ponder. Each of us is “gift wrapped” in our own unique way but it’s what’s on the inside that truly makes us special. This powerful conversation-starter proves that you’re never too young (or too old) to be kind.

by Gloria Bond Clunie

Directed by Amelia Lumpkin

Click here to access the My Wonderful Birthday Suit program!

Masks are optional but encouraged for indoor performances. RLT’s COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.

Featured photo by Camille Mahs.

Sensory-Friendly Performance | May 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Sensory-friendly seating is general admission allowing individuals extra space if needed. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, sensory-friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support.
  • Designated “Take a Break Space”

Prepare for your visit!

Sensory-friendly support provided by Capital City Civitan Club.


Thanks to our show sponsor, North State Bank.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 60 minutes. Recommended for age 4+.

Show Times:

  • Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm & 5:30pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $17
  • Children (12 and under): $13

Masks are optional but encouraged for indoor performances. RLT’s COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.

Cast List

Abby Patrick
Elim Lee
Skylar Skinner
Samantha Kiser

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, May 14, performance at 5:30pm will be described.