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Absolutely Halloween  
Santa Monica Playhouse Absolutely Halloween
Absolutely Halloween, the heartwarming tale of the aptly named "Candy," a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallows' Eve adventure, enlisting the audience's aid to help save Halloween for one more year. A delightful holiday tradition, back by audience demand.
The Little Theater LA Aladdin
ALADDIN combines interactive play, music, magic, and creative movement and features professional actors bringing to life this classic story.
Little Red Riding Hood  
Theatre West Little Red Riding Hood
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."
The Little Theater LA Pinocchio
Popular and appropriate for children ages 3 and up, LATC’s production is interactive and filled with dancing and creative movement, music, sound effects, and magic! Pinocchio at first droops motionless atop the work table on which he was carved. But as Geppetto the puppet-maker looks away to reach for a paint brush, Pinocchio leaps across the table. The puppet master can't understand how the wooden figure seems to change its position every time he glances away, and the kids in the audience roar with laughter as they wait for Geppetto to discover what they already know: Pinocchio is no ordinary puppet. Before long, Geppetto and his creation are carrying on like old friends, and one of the play's most amusing sequences is Pinocchio trying to master the difficult skills of walking and talking. The puppet points to a foot and calls it his nose; he motions to a chair, calling it a school. And once he has the vocabulary thoroughly confused, he jumps from the table to test his rickety puppet legs. He bobs around the workshop with the greatest finesse, until the momentum of his effort sends him tumbling into a high speed pratfall. Pinocchio's curiosity leads him, of course, to run away from home in the pursuit of adventure, and ends up with a long nose for all his mischief and trouble. In the end, however, Pinocchio finally proves that he's learned to be brave and unselfish. The Blue Fairy grants the lonely Geppetto's wish for a son of his own, and Pinocchio awakens to find that he has become a real boy at last.
Sleeping Beauty  
Promenade Playhouse Sleeping Beauty
Though it might be "pint-sized," Creating Arts Company's production of Sleeping Beauty is gallons of fun and then some. An hour-long, interactive, cinematic-theatrical experience, Sleeping Beauty is guaranteed to keep little ones awake and engaged in the story of this beloved Princess, told like never before. An evil sorceress has cast a spell on newborn Princess Aurora. She declares that on Aurora's sixteenth birthday, the royal teen will prick her finger on a cursed spindle and fall into a deep slumber that only a kiss of true love can awake. Will the Princess make it past her (not so) sweet sixteenth? Fairies, magic and mayhem are all in the mix of this wondrous production perfect for ages 3 and older.
Willy Wonka  
Promenade Playhouse Willy Wonka
This scrumdiddlyumptious stage musical is based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl's timeless and beloved children's book, as well as the subsequent musical film adaptation (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) starring Gene Wilder. So grab your golden ticket -- as well as a free toy instrument given out upon arrival -- and go behind the closed doors of Mr. Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory with Charlie Bucket, discovering one Oompa Loompa doopi-delicious delight after the next on this one-of-a-kind, one-hour interactive musical experience. And be sure to stick around after the show, where little ones are welcome to meet and greet the characters from the show for pictures, autographs and more.
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Charlotte's Web Opens Nov 7  
South Coast Repertory Charlotte's Web
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.
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight Opens Dec 10  
Pasadena Playhouse Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight
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.