The ever-popular Family Theatre Musical Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, a sell-out run in its 2013 holiday run has been extended by audience demand. Join Alice as she goes back through the looking glass to visit the wonderful Wonderland characters of her youth. Will she prevail or are the Cards stacked against her? Will the Queen suffer a heart attack? Will the surprise tea party come off with civili-TEA or hostili-TEA? Lovely audience participation helps Alice set things aright in this zany musical comedy for kids ages 2 to 102. Birthday and Tea Parties (of course), hosted by a favorite fairy tale character, are available. "Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party is strongly recommended," says L.A. Parent. "A splendid children's theatrical experience with a terrific new twist."
Goldilocks befriends the three bears and begins a friendship with Baby Bear. Through Goldilocks and Baby Bear, Goldilocks’ parents and Mama and Papa Bear learn that they have more in common than they thought and learn to respect each other. It’s a happy, original show with a huge amount of opportunities for audience participation. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is perfect entertainment for kids aged 3 to 9 as they get out of their seats and get on stage 7437-aladdinfnto have a great time. The whole family is welcome. Special arrangements are always available for birthday parties, school field trips and groups.
Twinkle Theatre for babies and toddlers presents Pinocchio! Learn about love, true friendship and the importance of being honest in this classic story of the boy built out of love. Only the fun parts with no scary adventures are in this version! Sing, clap and have fun with the boy made out of wood in this thirty minute song driven show that is perfect for babies and toddlers and first time theatre goers! The show is only thirty minutes, light and bright with no scary blackouts and the house lights only dim half way! The set and props are minimal and the costuming is “pajama style” to keep the focus on fun for super young theatre patrons. For ages 5-
Ideal for children ages 3 and up, LATC’s production tells the tale of Pinocchio, the little puppet with the long wooden nose who continually gets into mischief. The show is interactive and filled with dancing and creative movement, music, sound effects, and magic. At The Puppetry Faire on the final weekend, children will learn to make puppets, finger paint on various puppetry mediums, and learn the fine art of face painting in a fun, safe, and creative environment taught by professional artists. These hands-on, interactive and enriching workshops will be limited to ten children, ages five and up, and will be presented in a festive carnival atmosphere. The Puppetry Faire runs Saturday March 22 & Sunday March 23 at 3:30pm
Kids ages 4 to 10 join in on stage for a totally interactive afternoon of story-telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, enactment of a fairytale, theatre games, refreshments and special surprise gifts in the SPRING FLING ENCHANTED FAIRYTALE INTERACTIVE THEATRE, a delightful Santa Monica Playhouse Special Event for youngsters and their grown-ups, hosted by the gaily costumed Enchanted Fairytale Players. Grandchildren coming to visit? Moms and Dads want to do something different and uniquely theatrical with the children? Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Holiday Theatre is just the thing. With free refreshments and a special gift for each guest, it's the perfect event for the whole family. Space is extremely limited -15 families only! Reservations are necessary. Call the Playhouse Box Office at 1-310-394-9779 ext 2.
The Reluctant Dragon is a charming live show featuring an enormous, fire- breathing Dragon who is really a shy, peaceful fellow who likes to write poetry, drink tea, and take afternoon snoozes. Unfortunately, he is a “Dragon” and dragons are supposed to terrorize villages and wreak havoc on humans.
The world premiere of a new version of the classic story set in depression-era Kentucky and featuring the rollicking bluegrass sounds of The Get Down Boys. The latest production from LAb24 (Walking the Tightrope), 24th STreet Theatre’s resident experimental theater company dedicated to presenting provocative plays that appeal to kids while maintaining the look and emotional depth of adult theater, is written by Bryan Davidson and directed by Debbie Devine. (Recommended for ages 8+)
“The old English fairy tale is now a coming of age story about a boy stepping into the role of his father in order to become a man and support his mother,” said Vasquez. “Jack wants to emulate the man who has existed, for the most part, in his fertile imagination. This way, he keeps his father alive, not only for himself but for his mother.” After the exciting first scene, the story follows Jack as he sells his old cow for a handful of beans—which sprout in the front yard—and climbs the stalk to the giant’s home in the sky. But now there’s a black-eyed man held captive by the giant, allowing the young playgoers to wonder—could that be Jack’s father?