the Upcyclers


A new original musical for the whole family!

With innovative sustainable practices, a group of super kids team up to try and save the local restaurant from being bought out by Vespertine Industries, a company making a profit by exploiting the planet's resources. Learning to upcycle and recycle in fun cool ways, the Upcyclers invent, remake, salvage, and prove no task is too small to make a BIG difference!

While The Zoo Theatre Co. has produced original plays and musicals geared towards teens and adults, the creators, Daniel Sugimoto and Julia Lisa have an extensive background of children’s theatre with over 6 years (and counting) experience writing, performing, and teaching children’s theatre around Los Angeles. Their new original musical Upcyclers empowers kids to challenge the norms to create a greener life. Come play, sing, dance, and create the world YOU want to live in with The Upcyclers!


The Zoo Theatre Company has always championed sustainable living and producing. All of its shows used recycled materials for props, sets, equipment, and costumes.  Its focus with the UPCYCLERS INITIATIVE is to educate and inspire younger generations to explore the world of creation by discovering cool new ways to reutilize and repurpose what some call 'hammy downs' or 'trash'. Upcycling has been proven to generate financial savings as well as reduce one's ecological impression. 


For great ideas daily on how best to Upcycle all materials you can visit our Pinterest page or Instagram account.

@Upcyclers_ - Instagram Account

Zoo Theatre Upcyclers Pinterest Page


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