disclosure: We were invited to attend Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat at Orlando Family Stage in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. No other compensation was received.

Click, Clack, BOO: A Tricky Treat

photo credit: Michael Cairns

Looking for a fun, unique Halloween treat for your little ones? Orlando, look no further – Orlando Family Stage has you covered with its latest production, Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat. Doreen Cronin’s children’s book hits the stage, providing many laughs and giggles and maybe even a “quackle.”

When my youngest(NDK) was 7, her very first trip to the theater was to Orlando Family Stage(formerly Orlando REP) to see Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat. She was in love with Doreen Cronin’s books, especially the main character, Duck. We homeschool, so school field trips were not an option for us. When I learned that Orlando Family Stage(OFS) offered homeschool tickets during weekday performances, we attended every show that season. The stage opened her eyes to new stories, and new ways to tell those stories, which led to her writing a few stories of her own.

click clack boo ofsFast forward nine years later, Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat has returned to the stage, and my 16 year old was eager to relive this childhood memory. When your teenager wants to see a play with you because she has fond memories of it, you jump at that chance. We opted for a weekday performance, because teenage life is always busy on the weekends. The theater was filled with excited kindergarteners, giggling and participating in the show every chance they had.

I love the OFS theater for many reasons, but the one that stands out the most is their attention to detail. OFS always has the best costumes and stage sets/props, but these are items that are constructed from simple every day items. Using items that are readily available inspires young imaginations in many ways, whether it is storytelling, costuming or set design.

Click, Clack, BOO: A Tricky Treat

photo credit: Michael Cairns

Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat was a fabulous performance. Poor Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, and his barnyard friends are determined to change his mind. The song, You Can’t Tell Me, performed by the barnyard animals, sends the message that anyone can be anything they want to be, and no one should tell you differently. The cast is very animated and talented, which kept the young audience entertained.

Click, Clack, BOO!: A Tricky Treat is a 60 minute show with no intermission. The show currently runs until October 31st, so you have plenty of time to catch a show. During the weekend performances, children are invited to wear costumes and can participate in a Halloween costume parade.


Just in time for Halloween is Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat (October 2 – 31, 2023), adapted from Doreen Cronin’s book by James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by George Howe. It’s Halloween! Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen cannot wait to throw a Halloween party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest, against Farmer Brown’s wishes, as he is afraid of Halloween. Join the barnyard crew as they use some clever trickery to show Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun!

Kids are invited to wear their costumes to the show, and participate in our onstage Halloween costume parade. Additional activities include pre-show crafts and coloring, photo ops, and complimentary treats following the show!

Click, Clack, BOO: A Tricky Treat

photo credit: Michael Cairns


Performances for this production are Saturdays at 2:00pm and 5:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. To purchase tickets, visit orlandofamilystage.com. Walk-up tickets are also available, same-day (subject to availability), at the Box Office. Orlando Family Stage is located at 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.


Founded in 1926, Orlando Family Stage is the eighth iteration of the original theatre company and has operated for over 20 years as Florida’s only professional theatre for young audiences. Orlando Family Stage changed its name on June 15, 2023, and was most recently known as Orlando Repertory Theatre (or Orlando REP).


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