Santa Monica Playhouse presents a brand new Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre Musical, ANNABELLE and the SNOW QUEEN EXPRESS, giving audiences a heart-warming perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness. A host of colorful Dickensian characters, led by a charmingly dotty old lady (or is she the Snow Queen in disguise?) are unceremoniously plunked into 2014, confronting the miracles and mysteries of modernity as they try to unthaw the frozen hearts of the MTV Generation and convince quirky teen Annabelle that you're never too old to believe in the magic of love and family. Come along on a topsy-turvy ride, featuring a magical train that actually moves, breathtaking Dickensian Steampunk costumes, and special effects that will transport you to an icy North Pole glitter freeze that can only be set right by joyous, warm hearted believers.
Shhh! Listen to the sounds of morning! They tell of something exciting that happened during the night. A pig was born. His name is Wilbur. And he’s destined to become tomorrow’s bacon—until a spider with amazing skills hatches a plan. This beloved children’s fable about love and friendship comes alive onstage—in a warm and witty production that helps young people understand the ever-changing cycle of life.
Your children will love the live retelling of Shel Silverstein's touching and tender parable as The Los Angeles Children's Theater performs The Giving Tree. The classic children's book is about the simple gifts nature offers each of us. Through a boy and a loving apple tree, Silverstein's story follows the seasons of life from young child to old man, from joyous youth to self-centered adolescence, from somber adulthood to bittersweet old age. And each stage of love, loss, heartache and heartbreak is expressed through words, gestures, dance and music to delight both children and adults. Celebrate the season of giving with your little ones with The Giving Tree.
In Storybook Theatre's award-winning musical retelling of the beloved fairy tale, a sneaky wolf intercepts Little Red Riding Hood in the woods and tries to pull a fast one on her grandma, only to discover that Little Red and Grandma have a big surprise in store for him! Not too scary, not too dark, it's just right for ages 3-9. There's humor, songs and lots of audience interaction that make this show great fun for the whole family. If you've got little ones, you won't want to miss this production from the company Los Angeles Magazine called the "best in the City for the squirmy set."
What happens when a marauding band of directionally challenged pirates invade the North Pole and kidnap Santa Claus and all his elves? Christmas itself is threatened, that's what! And it's up to a little girl named Eve to save Santa -- and to save Christmas for everyone. This original musical comedy is a tasty holiday treat for audiences both young and old. Filled with slapstick, charming songs and a heartwarming holiday message, this enchanting show is destined to become a perennial year-end favorite.
Like a stocking stuffed with all the best bits from your favorite holiday specials, Creating Arts Company's Retro Holiday Show is a one-hour interactive theatrical experience that will get your entire family in the Christmas spirit. Featuring such beloved characters as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost and a whole slew of others, this holiday extravaganza is a song-filled trip down memory lane for parents and a burst of Christmas excitement for young ones. Make your way to the Miles Playhouse and add your voice to a sing-along of songs like "Frosty the Snowman," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "The Little Drummer Boy" and so many more. For children 3 and under.
An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” – Los Angeles Times.