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!
A new version of the classic story set in depression-era Kentucky narrated by Bradley Whitford (in a special video performance) and featuring the rollicking bluegrass sounds of The Get Down Boys. Multiple award-winning 24th Street Theatre (Walking the Tightrope, Man Covets Bird) specializes in sophisticated theater with emotional depth that appeals to kids as well as adults — appropriate for ages 8+.
Sure, you know how Santa Claus operates. You know he and his elves make toys for all the good boys and girls. You know he delivers them all in one night. But have you ever wondered just how all that came to be? In The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, the origin of Father Christmas is explained by L. Frank Baum, the author behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The story begins with magical creatures discovering an abandoned human baby in the forest, and that child eventually grows up to be jolly old Saint Nick. Full of fairies and wood nymphs, Baum's tale is a delight for children young and old, and now you can experience it onstage in a new adaptation from Long Beach Shakespeare Company at Richard Goad Theatre.
Show your kids what the magic of live theater is all about with this performance of a story they probably already know by heart. Sleeping Beauty comes alive on stage thanks to the talented performers at Storybook Theatre, featuring original songs and tons of audience participation. The beloved fairy tale follows a princess who, as a child, is cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deathlike sleep. Children will get a chance to hide Beauty from the evil fairy, and help the prince in his quest. Featuring lots of laughs and thrills, this tale is perfect for the entire family.
Broadway and TV stars perform in this interactive musical fairy tale with comedy, magic and pop music sure to delight children of all ages! SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT is based on the European fairytale where a Princess called Aurora has a curse put on her by an evil fairy Carabosse. By her 18th birthday, Aurora will prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep for 100 years. The Royal family live under the protection from Silly Billy and Nanny Tickle but Aurora does prick her finger and falls asleep for 100 years. A handsome Prince saves the day by defeating the wicked fairy and giving Aurora a true love kiss.
Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a “must do” holiday tradition for Southern California residents. Cinderella Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. A Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages, and the timeless tale of Cinderella will feature comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the form.” – Los Angeles Times. Panto at The Playhouse productions have featured luminaries from the worlds of music, theatre and television, including Sabrina Carpenter, John O’Hurley, Ariana Grande, Ben Vereen, Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless.
Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment! See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney*Pixar's Cars race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid's kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the Disney*Pixar Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney's Frozen as they learn true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show at Mickey's Dance-Along Pre-Show. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family's beloved Disney moments will come to life.
At Staples Center from Dec 15 - Dec 18
At Honda Center from 21 - Dec 25
A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children's literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up.
Phantom Projects Theatre Group's astonishing and moving adaptation of the beloved young adult novel The Giver at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is a profound lesson in what it means to grow up, grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. You'll be inspired by the story of Jonas, whose entire existence is controlled and safe. There's no war, no pain and no choices -- everyone is assigned a role and sticks to it for life. But when Jonas is chosen to become The Giver, the only person who holds the memories of real hurt and real joy, he'll learn the truth about life -- and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Inspired by Barbara Park's sassy and spirited children's book series, Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School will have everyone in your family reliving those bumpy grade school days. Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to teach you the ropes than her? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends will teach you how to survive and succeed in those challenging elementary school years. Catch a serious case of the grade-school giggles when this funny musical comes to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Recommended for ages five and up.
The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet's 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is "just right" for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up.