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  List Of Children's Shows Now Playing
Alice's Wondrous Adventure  
El Portal Theatre Alice's Wondrous Adventure
 
A tumble down a rabbit's hole leads Alice to a curious playground filled with fantastic characters. With the help of a Cheshire Cat Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. Parents will love sharing this childhood story adapted from the whimsical tale by Lewis Carroll with their children.
 
   
Cinderella  
Theatre West Cinderella
 
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.
 
   
Curious Conversations  
Eclectic Company Theatre Curious Conversations
 
The worlds of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass provide the inspirations and springboard for an entertainment comprised of eight new short plays: An Alice of a Certain Age by Nancy Cooper Frank - Decades later, Alice rediscovers the rabbit hole. She meets up again with the Caterpillar, eternally young—in his own mind at least. And she meets up again with the Duchess, whom age has certainly not improved. Will she let these two define the limits of growing older? Or will she, instead, rediscover wonder? The White Rose by Gabi Rodriguez – Usually, the Mad Hatter keeps to himself. Well, himself, the March Hare, and anyone unlucky enough to stumble upon his perpetual tea party. So what happens when he drops by Wonderland’s finest tavern, the White Rose, to have a chat with the Cheshire Cat? Meet the Tweedles by Eric Duhon- A day in the life of the Brothers Tweedle as they attempt to perform their magnum opus, a five-and-a-half hour masterpiece (sans intermission) of their personal history, fistfuls of philosophy, and just a touch of poetry. Looking Through the Glass by Michael Maiello- As Alice prepares for her wedding, she receives a visitation from the woman within the looking glass. Hard Boiled Alice by Suzie Heaton - Has Sam Spade met his match when he meets Alice from Wonderland? Toke by Marni L.B. Troop- The Blue Caterpillar seeks catharsis by attending an addiction meeting. Of Cabbages and Kings- by Natasha Troop. A briefly historical tragicomedy about the fates of the Walrus and the Carpenter after they consume their oyster appetizer. Quit While You’re a Head by Rochelle Perry- After losing most of his business due to the Queen's tyranny, the Hatter needs to figure out a way to stay alive (and even get ahead) in this cruel mad world.
 
   
Mary Poppins  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Mary Poppins
 
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).
 
   
Matilda the Musical  
Ahmanson Theatre Matilda the Musical
 
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.
 
   
OZ 2.5  
South Coast Repertory OZ 2.5
 
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.
 
   
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves  
The Little Theater LA Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
 
Snow White and the gang invite the younger set on stage to help the Los Angeles Children's Theater re-create this classic fairy tale. Kids can become a part of the action, performing as a tree, raindrop, wind, woodland creature or even a dwarf as this much-beloved story unfolds. The show follows the well-known adventures of fair Snow White and the jealous Queen, and features favorites including the Magic Mirror, poisoned apple, handsome prince and of course, the fabulous seven dwarves.
 
   
Three Bully Goats Gruff  
The Little Theater LA Three Bully Goats Gruff
 
The Los Angeles Children's Theater uses the classic fairytale Three Bully Goats Gruff to teach young audiences about peaceful ways of dealing with bullying. In this new puppet-filled spin on the 19th century tale, little Billy the Goat is the troublesome character everyone has to watch out for -- the kid is bullying everyone in sight, including the two goats siblings and the toll trolls who work on that well-known bridge. As if paying a toll to get across the bridge wasn't bad enough, now anyone who dares to cross over the bridge gets knocked off by Billy. A host of silly new characters join in to help solve the dilemma of Billy the Bully. You'll see everyone from a politician to a prima ballerina get in on the action. The production's as rollicking as it is enriching, teaching kids a valuable moral lesson while also tickling their funny bones. The Little Theater LA hosts the non-stop, heartfelt felted action.
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Cinderella Opens Jun 12  
The Grove Theatre Cinderella
 
A classic fairy tale with a modern twist, The Grove Theatre's production of Cinderella revamps a beloved tale with a more forward-thinking theme that celebrates being true to yourself. Romantically challenged philosopher Prince Freddy returns to his home kingdom only to have his no-nonsense father, the King, immediately begin pressuring him to find a bride at the upcoming ball. Luckily, that's where he meets Cinderella, a smart and modern bookworm with animal friends named after philosophers and a penchant for red sneakers. Together they find happiness on their own terms.
 
   
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Circus Xtreme Opens Jul 9  
Staples Center Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Circus Xtreme
 
Step right up and prepare to be amazed -- Ringling Bros. is coming to town, bringing with it all the extraordinary things that make up the circus experience, and taking them to the XTREME. You'll be astonished by circus spectacles like high-wire walkers, a woman shot from a cannon, contortionists, strongmen, a menagerie of magnificent animals and hilarious clowns. It all ends in a truly extreme grand finale featuring trampolines, towers and BMX and freestyle bikers. There are some familiar and beloved circus acts and some you've never seen before and likely won't see anywhere else but at "The Greatest Show On Earth."
 
   
Willy Wonka: The Musical Opens Oct 10  
El Portal Theatre Willy Wonka:  The Musical
 
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation which features songs from the classic family film. Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical theatre treat guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth while taking you on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
 
   
Annie Opens Oct 13  
Pantages Theatre Annie
 
It's a hard knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression Era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage. One day, Annie's life is changed for ever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.