Dorothy's Adventures In Oz explores the author's most oft visited themes - love, friendship and family. Audience participation allows young people of all ages to discover some valuable lessons about the importance of truth, honor and self-esteem, as they follow the escapades of Dorothy and her companions along the windy road to that mystical place where dreams really do come true and nothing is as it seems. Along the way, they will do battle with the vain but glorious Queen Coo-ee-oh, join forces with a vagabond princess who is revolting (although she doesn't look it), meet a Patchwork Girl, a Rainbow Maiden, face such looming monsters as war, drought and mortgages, learn a great deal about the world around them, and even a little bit about themselves.
You and your children will love Los Angeles Children's Theater's live recreation inspired by Shel Silverstein's touching and tender parable The Giving Tree. The classic children's book is about the simple gifts nature offers each of us. Through a boy and a loving apple tree, Silverstein's story follows the seasons of life from young child to old age, from joyous youth to self-centered adolescence, from somber adulthood to bittersweet old age. Each stage of love, loss, heartache and heartbreak is expressed through words, gestures, dance and music that will delight both children and adults. Celebrate the joy of giving with your little ones with The Giving Tree at The Little Theater. It’s best suited for children ages 3 and older.
“The Butterfly Who Became a Cocoon,” based on the book of the same name. Synopsis: This production follows the hero, Oliver the Butterfly, as he searches to find his purpose in life. He meets wise and hilarious characters along the way, who help lead him to his destiny.
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.
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!
Author Mo Willems has adapted his popular “Elephant & Piggie” Books into a vaudevillian romp suitable for everyone ages 4 and up. Fans of the books will recognize Gerald the Elephant and his best friend Piggie, who will be joined onstage by a back-up singing trio of squirrels called The Squirrelles. The show follows them on a day full of adventures, including the discovery that they are in a play! Composer La Puma will serve as the show’s musical director, as well as leading the live band. Performances for School Groups will begin on October 5th. The public opening will be on October 10th. The show will have a total of 27 performances over a 3 week period.
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.
MainStreet teams up with the amazing artists of Impro Theatre for an unforgettable show. Children and adults will be delighted as these master storytellers mix their wit, artistry, and skill with MainStreet’s design sense – using audience suggestions to create two completely improvised stories at every performance. These will be unique tales that no one has ever seen, and no one will ever see again! School performances begin on January 29th, with the public opening on January 30th. The show runs through February 14th. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
MainStreet is thrilled that their audiences will be the first to see this newly revised intimate family musical from the creators of The Fantasticks! and I Do I Do. Based on the Caldecott winning book by Emily Arnold McCully, Mirette is the story of a young girl in 1890’s Paris who convinces a retired high-wire artist to teach her his trade — and in turn teaches him to overcome his own fear. It’s a fresh and unique coming- of-age story set in the backstage world of the circus, which celebrates both the joy and the struggles of being a performing artist. School performances begin on April 18th, with the public opening on April 23rd. The show runs until May 8th, 2016. Recommended for ages 7 and up.