With song, dance and humor, the bright and colorful children's musical The Fabulous Fables of Aesop teaches as it entertains -- just as its original author intended -- providing fun for your kids while sneaking in a few morality lessons. Portraying animals in human-like situations, the allegorical myths are truly timeless. This engaging show was originally created and performed 30 years ago in South Africa to great acclaim, and now comes to the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory brings everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) back to the big screen. She's living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks), when she suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her. The trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California's prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. She enlists the help of the MLI's colorful residents, including a cantankerous octopus, a beluga whale who thinks he's broken and a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family. Featuring the voices of Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and Kaitlin Olson, this new undersea adventure will enchant and delight audiences of all ages. The feature film will be accompanied by the animated short, Piper, about a baby bird who learns to overcome its fear of water. Before the movie, The Bubble Guy will perform a breathtaking bubble extravaganza live on stage, forming bubbles beyond the imagination and don't forget to check out the interactive aquarium exhibit from Aquarium of the Pacific.
Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports your entire family on an unforgettable journey as the circus Star Seeker battles to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children of all ages will be amazed by the cosmic voyage as you discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils and humorous clowns.
Citizens Business Bank Arena: July 22 - July 26
Honda Center: July 29 - Aug 7
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.
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.