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This charming Rudie-DeCarlo holiday classic enlists the audience's aid in helping the aptly named Candy, a sweet young girl who goes on a magical adventure to save everyone's favorite holiday for one more year. Halloween month special: Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show and on Saturday, October 31 there's free face-painting for kids and adults before the show! Birthday and tea parties, hosted by a gaily-costumed member of the Absolutely Halloween Company, are available in conjunction with every performance. What's the one holiday show you absolutely can't miss?
It's not easy growing up with red hair
Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and now the musical adaptation of the beloved book hits the stage at Chance Theater. The Cuthberts expect to adopt a boy, but receive, instead, a red-haired, wide eyed orphan girl. Though clever young Anne Shirley has a penchant for getting into trouble, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of rural Prince Edward Island. It's a heartwarming story for the whole family.
The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.
Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
These former rescue dog daredevils return to thrill the entire family with doggone amazing tricks like world-class Frisbee catching, famous high-jumping acts and the stellar stunt dog triathlon! Chris Perondi and his team lovingly encourage their pets in an energetic competition where every dog is a winner!
America's favorite holiday fable returns for its 18th joyous year, and we've added a week!
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 18th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs "This Time of Year," "Santa for a Day" and "Fah Who Doraze," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. As in years past, The Grinch will be performed for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides (date tbd).
Ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's award-winning children's books, this vaudevillian romp will have audiences dancing in their seats! Gerald, Piggie and their friends take to the stage in a rollicking adventure where they learn what it's like to be in a play. It's a stylish, hilarious introduction to theatre for our youngest audience members.
Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego's finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting!!!!
Join us on a spooky adventure
This theatrical adaptation of the timeless tale of Ichabod Crane and the fair damsel Katrina Van Tassel awakens the imagination—and the dreaded specter of the Headless Horseman. Delightfully adventurous, an ideal Halloween story for literature and theater lovers of all ages.
When Kris Kringle, a nice, old man from a retirement home gets a job working as a Christmas Santa at Macy's, his honest and generous spirit winds up unleashing waves of good will throughout New York City, along with a hint of magic in the heart of a very practical little girl. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing where his freedom and the joys of childhood fantasy are at stake. This is a tale we want to believe in, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards.
When the Mermaids and Pirates of Neverland begin fighting over who gets to stay in Mermaid Lagoon, the Fairies have to come help sort it out! Whether rooting for the Pirates or siding with the Mermaids, this grand adventure will have the entire family sitting at the end of their seats! With a treasure hunt, sword fights, mermaid magic and of course lots of fairy dust, this is one pint-sized play that is a must see, but hurry because this fun, family adventure only sails for four weeks!
A Holiday Tradition Your Family Will Treasure! Experience Southern California's most spectacular holiday production of The Nutcracker with family and friends as critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life. The annual holiday tradition features dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 100 dancers on stage. Adults and children will enjoy the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets in a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy. Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. This is family entertainment at its best!
Outspoken (Shakespeare in Shackles) features the Bard's most notorious loudmouths, all tossed together in the Clink - London's medieval prison, situated around the corner from the original Globe Theatre in Southwark. Mothers were tossed in the Clink alongside murderers; their children sent out to beg for coins to pay the Jailor. In the mix were drunks, debtors, priests, political dissidents - anyone caught speaking out against the Powers that Be. Outspoken stars a variety of Shakespeare characters from the Canon (crossing the time/space continuum) to explore themes of classism and oppression while using humor, compassion and camaraderie. The goal is just to get out of here alive. And yes, it's a poignant comedy.
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell A Pirate Christmas is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by Lythgoe Family Productions in the style of the traditional British Panto. Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates' plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook's Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure. Featuring comedy, magic, dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance," and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, a Panto is interactive holiday fun for all ages.
Smoke and Mirrors is a heartfelt drama featuring mind-bending magic, fantastical illusions and dazzling special effects. Created by and starring noted actor Albie Selznick (Castle, Gray's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Dexter) and magician (a lifetime member of Hollywood's Magic Castle), the hit show has was named "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and a "GO!" in the LA Weekly. The spellbinding, semi-autobiographical coming of age story follows a boy who uses magic to escape reality after his father's death. Interweaving magic, humor and audience participation, themes of love, loss and facing fears are explored in this stylized production.
An exhilarating weekend of immersive and site-based work designed to break barriers by moving beyond the boundaries of a traditional four-walled theatre space.
This year's event boasts numerous collaborations with renowned San Diego theatre and dance companies, along with several national and international artists, including Liz Lerman, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, Ion Theatre and City Opera, Fern Street Circus, THE TRIP, ArtPower and Patricia Rincon Dance Collective in association with Switzerland's Drift Company.
Similar to the acclaimed 2013 Festival, this exciting event will serve as a cultural and artistic hub, including a vibrant central Festival Village, where patrons can gather to enjoy food truck fare, relax in the beer garden, hear free acoustic music performances and share Festival experiences. The Festival will also include a Family Day on Saturday, October 10, with several hands-on, family-friendly programs presented by the Museum of Photographic Arts.