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  List Of Children's Shows Now Playing
Cavalia - Odysseo  
Under the Big White Top - Irvine Cavalia - Odysseo
 
Following extended sold-out engagements around the world, Cavalia is back with its latest equestrian and acrobatic extravaganza: Odysseo. With a production double the size of the original, Odysseo marries equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels and leads you on a fabulous journey to discover some of the planet's most unforgettable landscapes. You'll be transported to a whole new level of beauty, grace and magic, this time featuring 70 magnificent horses and 45 artists from all over the globe. Odysseo is the world's largest touring production and has the largest touring tent on Earth, the biggest stage, the most breathtaking visual effects and the greatest number of horses at liberty. Be prepared to be amazed and enchanted when Cavalia's Odysseo gallops into Irvine!
 
   
Disney's The Little Mermaid  
Grove Theater Center Disney's The Little Mermaid
 
Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom fathoms below the waves lives Ariel, a curious young mermaid who's tired of being confined to her aquatic kingdom. She longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick Sebastian, as they battle the evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of the human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, this At The Grove Productions presentation of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
 
   
Fairtales, Unscripted  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center Fairtales, Unscripted
 
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.
 
   
Pinocchio  
South Coast Repertory Pinocchio
 
The world’s favorite little wooden boy comes to life like never before! In this new, highly theatrical adaptation, four actors play all the roles to tell the story of the misbehaving puppet on his way to becoming a real boy. Get set for lots of clowning and physical comedy, and don’t be surprised when everyday objects like paintbrushes and ladders are transformed (by the actors’ imaginations and yours!) into all the necessary props and costumes. Along the way, Pinocchio still learns valuable lessons about love and family—and what it means to be human. Recommendation: Grades K-6.
 
   
Pinocchio  
The Little Theater LA Pinocchio
 
Pinocchio, that little wooden scamp with the growing nose, has been delighting children for generations. The Los Angeles Children's Theater presents its own lively, captivating version of the tale, adapted from the beloved animated film and perfect for ages 3 and up. You'll see the precocious puppet, his loving creator Geppetto and all their adventures in LATC's interactive production filled with dancing, creative movement, music, sound effects and even a little magic. Laugh your way through Pinocchio's mischief-making and lesson-learning, as he journeys toward transforming into a real boy at last. This production is recommended for children ages 3 and older.
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Man Covets Bird Opens Feb 14  
24th Street Theatre Man Covets Bird
 
This unique love story for the modern family is an irresistible mix of storytelling, live music and animation that will enchant kids — and deeply touch adults. “Because it’s a liberating thing to talk publicly about things you’re only supposed to think privately.” Theater for all audiences: to be shared by parents and kids ages 7 and up.
 
   
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash! Opens Feb 21  
Micorsoft Theater Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Big Splash!
 
Peppa Pig -- star of her own hit children's animated series on Nick Jr. -- is finally bringing her rambunctious, fun-filled stage show to the U.S.! In Peppa Pig Live! ! Peppa Pig's Big Splash!, Peppa, her brother George, and the rest of her family and friends come to life as full-sized puppets in this 80-minute extravaganza at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre. Expect lots of singing, dancing, laughing, and mudpuddle jumping in this fast-paced, funny performance that's perfect for preschoolers.
 
   
The Amazing Bubble Man Opens Feb 27  
Edgemar Center for the Arts The Amazing Bubble Man
 
Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubble Man. Utilizing many devices of his own invention, he has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He has performed to more than one million people, including royalty and celebrities, in hundreds of cities across the USA and around the world. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed six years of sold-out shows. As well as exploring the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, the show combines comedy and artistry with plenty of audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep every child and adult mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines to people inside bubbles, The Amazing Bubble man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.
 
   
Charlotte's Web Opens Mar 4  
Sierra Madre Playhouse Charlotte's Web
 
Adapted by James Robinette from the book by E.B. White. The classic story of the friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. Suitable for children and their families.
 
   
Mirette Opens Apr 23  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center Mirette
 
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.
 
   
The Little Mermaid Opens Jun 3  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts The Little Mermaid
 
Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom fathoms below the waves, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick Sebastian, as they battle the evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of the human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."