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LA Kids Spotlight: October '05
For kids of all ages, that seemingly indefatigable and endlessly optimistic orphan is back again in a new tour of Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's Annie (Hollywood's Pantages Theatre, opening Oct. 4), starring Conrad John Schuck, Alene Robertson, Marissa O'Donnell, and showbiz survivor Mackenzie Phillips as Lily St. Regis.
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: October '05
Larry G. Jones - Man of 1002 Voices started doing his act at Fitzgeralds Showroom on September 1st (after closing at Plaza Hotel Casino August 25). Unlike most impressionists, Jones specializes in singers, and in his show he guides the audience through five decades of popular music, impersonating artists like Ray Charles, The Temptations, Johnny Cash, the Bee Gees, and Michael Jackson. And his talents don't stop there - Jones also gives voice to great female singers like Aretha Franklin and Cher. Jones's show, which is a whirlwind of parodies, impressions, and props, is described as "clean" fun, so people looking for something appropriate for the whole family should take note.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: October '05
The always-reliable Lifeline Theatre Kidseries offers Stuart Little (October 1-November 27) with Saturday and Sunday matinees, and the highly-regarded Emerald City Theatre Company presents the world premiere musical Stellaluna and Other Tales (October 8-November 5), based on the works of Janell Cannon. Emerald City performs at the Apollo Theater.
D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: October '05
Theatergoers both young and old will probably enjoy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical version of the famed biblical story about sibling rivalry starring Broadway veteran Patrick Cassidy in the title role. (Warner Theater, October 18-23). Also, Imagination Stage, the nationally recognized children's theater and education center in Bethesda, Maryland is presenting the American premiere of a classical version of Cinderella, accompanied by some of Mozart's early music. Imagination Stage suggests you should be at least five years old to appreciate this timeless story, which runs until November 6.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: October '05
For a fun family evening out, the Media Theatre is presenting the "now and forever" Broadway musical Cats. If the kids can't stay up late, there is a special 10am performance on Thursday, October 13 (a day some schools close for Yom Kippur).