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The children’s musical “Pollyanna” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of the College of Fine Arts’ Children’s Performing Arts Series.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will open its 2016-17 season with two performances of the beloved children’s classic “Pollyanna” on Thursday, Oct. 27, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Presented by Stars Within Reach Productions, “Pollyanna” is based on the best-selling classic by Eleanor H. Porter.

“This show is the all-new, original musical that tells the story of one little girl’s philosophy on life of always finding something to be glad about, no matter the circumstances,” said Diane Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the series.

“Pollyanna” targets children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

Presented by the SFA College of Fine Arts, the Children’s Performing Arts Series annually features five shows designed to entertain, educate and engage young audiences of all ages, according to Peterson. Study guides provide suggestions for pre- and post-performance activities and discussions for teachers to use in the classroom.

Other upcoming CPAS performances include “Celebration USA! America Sings!” on Friday, Dec. 2; “Seussical” on Friday, Feb. 10; “The Little Mermaid” on Tuesday, March 7; and Super Scientific Circus on Thursday, May 11.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at for additional information.