Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present the return of SNOWHITE, extended through the summer by audience demand. Celebrate this most heart-warming story as Snowhite and her seven zany forest friends learn the true meaning of love, destiny, and family from a singularly un-evil, if slightly misguided, Queen Mother. Brilliant costumes, sparkling sets, a magical talking mirror and fun audience participation to help save the day make SNOWHITE the perfect weekend family outing.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Whittier Center Theatre. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this visually-stunning spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who's really a young prince under a witch's curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn't learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical love story is filled with colorful characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the unforgettable title song. Enjoy this tale as old as time with your entire family.
A charming adaptation of the beloved book by E.B. White about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. A cast of five will bring the story delightfully to life, changing characters and using elements of "story theatre" as we follow Stuart's many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship. Composer Deborah Wicks-La Puma (who wrote the great music for Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play", among many others, will be contributing original music to help move the story along. It's a great introduction to theatre for our youngest kids, best suited for grades K-3.
Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a “must do” holiday tradition for Southern California residents. Cinderella Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. A Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages, and the timeless tale of Cinderella will feature comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the form.” – Los Angeles Times. Panto at The Playhouse productions have featured luminaries from the worlds of music, theatre and television, including Sabrina Carpenter, John O’Hurley, Ariana Grande, Ben Vereen, Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless.
A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children's literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up.
The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet's 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is "just right" for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up.