The classic tale of a country bumpkin and the glass slipper that forever changed her life gets a joyful retelling in this family-friendly production of Cinderella. Cinderella's wicked stepmother and stepsisters keep her from attending the royal ball and meeting her Prince Charming. But with some help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's wildest dreams really do come true -- proving once and for all that losing your shoe can work out for the best. Experience all the magic of this beloved fairy tale when it takes the stage of the Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood.
There's plenty of adventure, laughs, songs and interactive fun in this play where a Prince becomes a frog, and the children of the audience join in dance numbers and attend a banquet at the castle with the Princess and the King and the magical fairy.
Based on the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book Zen Shorts, this puppet adaptation brings to life the tale of three children who are surprised to discover that their new neighbor is a panda bear, who also happens to be a Zen master. The acclaimed Rogue Artists Ensemble brings this enchanting story to life using more than 30 puppets from around the world, eye-catching video projections and original songs. The whole family will delight in watching the children on their transformative journey with their panda teacher who uses centuries of Zen wisdom to teach them about family, friends and growing up. Don't miss Zen Shorts at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken and an all-ages cast, this production of the fishy fable at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Sized up with Mary's own magical measuring tape, the Broadway adaptation of Mary Poppins would definitely be "Practically Perfect in Every Way." Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic Disney film, this high-flying musical now lands at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach. You and your family will be swept away by such favorite tunes as "Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Jolly Holiday" and, of course, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," as young Jane and Michael learn valuable life lessons from their unconventional nanny and the lovable jack-of-all-trades Bert. Be sure not to miss the magic of Mary Poppins, who teaches us that "anything can happen if you let it."
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as "Pure Genie-Us," ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).