Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee series adds a new show, Finding Belle, to its much loved repertoire of family friendly classics. A host of enchanting fairytale characters are unceremoniously plunked into 2017. Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you're never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and most importantly, yourself. Finding Belle gives us a whole new perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness. The perfect way for families to kick-off the near year - with hope!
A new version of the classic story set in depression-era Kentucky narrated by Bradley Whitford (in a special video performance) and featuring the rollicking bluegrass sounds of The Get Down Boys. Multiple award-winning 24th Street Theatre (Walking the Tightrope, Man Covets Bird) specializes in sophisticated theater with emotional depth that appeals to kids as well as adults — appropriate for ages 8+.
There's plenty of adventure, laughs, songs and interactive fun in this play where a Prince becomes a frog, and the children of the audience join in dance numbers and attend a banquet at the castle with the Princess and the King and the magical fairy.
If Frozen has been playing non-stop in your household, Glendale Centre Theatre has just the thing to get your kids out of the house for a live show. The Snow Queen also features a beautiful and magical queen who saves the day. When her sister is banished by an evil troll and the King is transformed into a reindeer, Queen Emmeline must step up to save Snowdonia and the people she loves. With the help of her new friends Willa and Kay (who are dealing with a curse of their own), the Snow Queen will do her best to restore her kingdom and family back to normal.
With its sights set on appealing to youngsters and the still-young-at-heart, Snow White: A Children's Comedy is a humorous retelling of the classic story. Utilizing puppets, magic and even sword-fighting, this fast-paced adaptation breathes exciting new life into the tale of the beautiful girl who is forced to fight the powers of a Wicked Queen, her Magic Mirror and her Huntsman. Enjoy an afternoon of laughter and joy with your whole family at North Hollywood's Cupcake Theater and Snow White: A Children's Comedy.
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.
Before Dorothy ever crash-landed in the merry old land of Oz, there was Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West ... two unlikely BFF's thrown together at Oz High. As their friendship and wizard powers grow stronger, they learn of dark deeds happening all around. They decide to team up and seek help from none other than the great and powerful Wizard himself. You and your little ones can watch them embark on a Not So Wicked Emerald City adventure when Creating Arts Company bring this interactive hour-long musical to the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. This show is recommended for audience members ages 5 and up.
This immersive, interactive, hourlong theatrical adventure finds the Little Mermaid and her friend, the Princess of the Pacific Seas, sailing around the world on the journey of a lifetime. After it's discovered that the Princess of the Pacific Seas' island is missing its heart stone, she and the Little Mermaid set off to search for it, encountering such fanciful characters as a Volcano Goddess and Mountain God along the way. As they learn about other cultures, the play imparts lessons of love, acceptance and tolerance. Take the youngsters in your life on a journey they won't soon forget with this Creating Arts Company production of The Princesses Around The World Adventure at Santa Monica's Promenade Playhouse. This show is approximately one hour long and is recommended for ages 3 and older.
Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken and an all-ages cast, this production of the fishy fable at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as "Pure Genie-Us," ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).