Unlike some of the more recent film versions of “Cinderella”, LACT’s production honors the original fairytale. Instead of her physical beauty being the focus, Cinderella’s charm and beauty come from within. Thus, her “beautiful” character attracts and ultimately makes the handsome prince fall in love with her. So, even though her two mean stepsisters and stepmother bully and demean her, Cinderella appears as a hard-working young girl with a heart of gold. Despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, she will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. When the palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But as in all good fairy tales, a kindly fairy godmother sees the goodliness Cinderella possesses, and magically transforms her into a “princess” thus changing her life forever.
A delightful musical version of The Frog Prince hops into L.A.'s Little Theater. Princess Pandora has been cursed so no one can understand her, and Prince Eric was turned into a frog by an angry witch. Bring the whole family and watch as Cricket and Jumper try to help their new friend out -- by convincing Eric how great it is to be a frog. And King Glum and his trusted pal the Jester are busy trying to find a cure for Pandora. Will the witch get her way, or will her plans be foiled?
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."
Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.
When Rodgers and Hammerstein, perhaps the greatest composing team in history (The Sound of Music, South Pacific), got together to adapt the enchanting fairy-tale story of Cinderella, the results were magical. A new book by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act, Xanadu) presents a delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the tale, featuring an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and everything you love about the story -- the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball -- plus some surprising new twists. Rediscover Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this outrageously fun, Tony-winning musical for dreamers of all ages. After watching this charming production, you'll leave the theater thinking "glass slippers are so back."
Storybook Theatre's version of its award-winning musical is its contribution to the Cinderella mania that is hitting in Spring. There is a new Disney Cinderella in the movie theatrer; there is the Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella coming to the Ahmanson, but Storybook Theatre’s joyful Cinderella is a funny version specifically created to appeal to young children and the whole family. Complete with a loopy Fairy Godmother and puppets as the stepsisters, kids get the chance to dance with the Prince, try on the glass slipper, and join in the fun.
Oz was never like this! That’s because it’s OZ 2.5: brighter, bolder, customized for every player, surprises around every corner—yes it’s a children’s classic set in a video game world! Dee’s moniker is Dorothy 14, and with the help of Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, she gets through each level on her way to defeating the Witch of the Western Realm. But what happens when she wins the game and wants to go back to Kansas? Log on and find out. Recommendation: Grades K-6.
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony-Award-winning Matilda the Musical. The Broadway and London hit launches its U.S. tour in L.A., and this pre-sale offer gets you seats now before they go on sale to the general public. Named Time magazine's number one show of the year, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl -- and later made into a movie starring Danny DeVito and Mara Wilson -- Matilda the Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the beloved Disney film, the hit Broadway musical adaptation of Mary Poppins lands on the stage with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination, and a flying nanny who's perfectly perfect in every way. Audience members young and old will step in time to such favorite tunes as "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim-Chim Cher-ee," while also being able to experience parts of the books that were left out of the film. Mary Poppins was co-created by acclaimed British producer Cameron Mackintosh (Oliver!) and features music and lyrics by the legendary Sherman brothers, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, with a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).