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'Judy Moody & Stink' at Old Creamery

Saturdays, April 20 to May 11

Alexandra Olsen
Alexandra Olsen

Judy Moody is off on a swashbuckling adventure to Ocracoke Island, a mysterious place packed with treasure hunts and pirate gold. Will she and her little brother, Stink, be able to work as a team to win the coveted Pirate Challenge? It’s anchors away in “Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt,” the Old Creamery’s first Theatre for Young Audiences adventure of the 2019 season. The show stars Maddie Ripperger as Judy Moody and Keegan Christopher as Stink.

‘Judy Moody & Stink’

Saturdays (4/20) to May 11; 1 p.m. April 20, 27, May 4; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 11; Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana; $10.50, Old Creamery Box Office, (319) 622-6262 or

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