Maplewood Girl in ‘The Hundred Dresses’ in Summit

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Maplewood resident Lila Zinner will appear in the New Jersey premiere of “The Hundred Dresses,” a musical production of The Summit Playhouse’s Kaleidoscope Theatre for Youth.

Based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, the show features humor, a colorful cast of characters, and memorable songs. With a running time of 65 minutes, this family-friendly show is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Addressing such topics as bullying, friendship and forgiveness, The Hundred Dresses is “explores the bonds of friendship, the willingness to be yourself and the courage that it takes to stand up to others even when you’re standing alone,” according to a press release.

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Kaleidoscope Theatre for Youth strives to make theater accessible and enjoyable for everyone. There will be a special show on Sunday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. for children with special needs and their families.

This performance will be open to children of all ages and will be a more relaxed and informal environment. The doors will remain open and the house lights will remain on during the performance. Kaleidoscope Theatre for Youth will make any and all accommodations to make the performance as enjoyable as possible for the audience. For requests and more information, email them at


Maplewood resident Lila Zinner

Maplewood resident Lila ZinnerCast member Lila Zinner is a resident of Maplewood.


The Hundred Dresses is directed and choreographed by Lindsay Maron, a sophomore at Northwestern University (and Millburn High School graduate) who has directed and choreographed over 20 different shows. Musical Direction is by Meg Zervoulis, whose resume includes Off-Broadway and regional theater such as Oliver! at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

In addition to Zinner, the cast features local children from Springfield, Summit, Cranford, and New Providence.

Performance Schedule

Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm (AUTUMN Cast)

Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm (WINTER Cast)

*Sunday, December 14 at 11:00am (AUTUMN Cast)

Sunday, December 14 at 3:00pm (AUTUMN Cast)

Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm (WINTER Cast)

Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm (AUTUMN Cast)

Sunday, December 21 at 3:00pm (WINTER Cast)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW – ALL TICKETS $20Visit to order. For groups of 10 or more, please email for a group rate.

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