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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.
Ahmanson Theatre Cinderella
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."
Cinderella: Classic Musical Tale Explores Bullying  
The Little Theater LA Cinderella: Classic Musical Tale Explores Bullying
See the classic fairy tale come to life on stage in the intimate Little Theater LA. This musical adaptation by the Los Angeles Children's Theater emphasizes the moral high ground by exploring the theme of bullying through the classic tale of Cinderella, who, even though she has a heart of gold, must toil all day under the smirking demands of her awful stepsisters -- and then sleep among the cinders come night. Cinderella finds a way to make it to the Prince's ball, though, and even manages to capture his heart with her character and sweet nature. Yes, she loses one of her shoes in the process, but what she gains is more precious than all the gold in the kingdom. This show is best-suited for ages 3 and up, although all ages are welcome.
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre Opens Apr 4  
Santa Monica Playhouse Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre
Special for Easter Weekend! 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 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 Theatre is just the thing. With free refreshments and a special gift for each guest, it's the perfect event for the whole family.
Pinkalicious Opens Apr 11  
El Portal Theatre Pinkalicious
SHE’S BACK! Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out of this predicament.
Disney On Ice - Worlds of Fantasy Opens Apr 15  
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena Disney On Ice - Worlds of Fantasy
Join your favorite Disney characters as Disney on Ice brings four beloved family tales to the rink in Worlds of Fantasy. From Cars, catch racing hero Lightning McQueen and his tow-truck pal, Mater; from The Little Mermaid, Ariel and her under-the-sea friends; from Toy Story, it's space ranger Buzz Lightyear and his Wild West pals Woody and Jessie; and from Tinker Bell, say hello to Peter Pan's magical pixie and the Disney Fairies. From wheels to waves, Sunnyside Daycare to pixie dust, the Disney magic comes alive in this skating spectacular at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
OZ 2.5 Opens May 22  
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.
Alice's Wondrous Adventure Opens May 23  
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.
Matilda the Musical Opens May 29  
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.
Mary Poppins Opens May 29  
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).