Santa Monica Playhouse presents the first annual Holiday Hurray, an enchanting three-month holiday celebration of theatrical treats for students and audiences of all ages. Festivities include musical productions, workshops, Mommy (or Daddy) and Me events, holiday caroling and much, much more.
The 2005 world premiere entry into the Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102, a heartwarming tale of a young girl who learns some valuable lessons about life, love and laughter from none other than her cat, who takes her on a magical All Hallow's Eve adventure joined by a host of intriguingly curious Halloween costumes who most mysteriously come to life. Five weeks only!
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 and 3:00pm, October 1 through 30. Kids 12 and under, $10.50; Adults $12.50. Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets! Halloween Face Painting by Playhouse theatre artists before each performance on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 29 and 30.
All About Santa
The Rudie-DeCarlo mini-classic, returns to the Playhouse by popular demand for a limited winter engagement. A desperately nervous Santa struggles to woo the future Mrs. Claus, keep his newly discovered twin brother from destroying the North Pole, and breathe new life into the holiday magic that seems to be slipping further and further into the maw of commercialism and corporate greed.
Saturdays and Sundays, November 5 through December 18, 12:30 and 3:00pm. Tuesday and Thursday, December 20 and 22, 2:00pm. Kids 12 and under $10.50; Adults $12.50.
The Holiday Cabaret
This production features Playhouse Education Conservatory members in the culminating production of their Fall Musical Theatre Project. Yummy holiday treats, steaming cider, audience participation and sing-a-longs are included in the price of admission.
Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 7:30pm. All seats $10.
Winter Wonderland Workshop
This is an exciting one-day workshop, Monday, December 19, 9:00am to 3:00pm, where young people between the ages of 6 and 15 make new friends as they participate in theatre games, learn about movement, singing, performance art, make-up and work with professional Playhouse theatre artists to get a true taste of the theatre experience.
Winter Break Enchanted Lunchtime Fairytale Theater
A special holiday version of this extremely popular new Mommy (or Daddy) and Me event. Young people ages 3 to 5 and their parents participate with Playhouse Education Conservatory artists for a lively and creative play-building adventure that includes sing-a-longs, story-telling, theatre games, crafts, enactment of a fairytale, and a magical (and nutritious) lunchtime meal.
One day only, Wednesday, December 21, 11:30am to 1:00pm. $19.50 per child; parents are free (lunch, too) and must participate throughout. Reservations are necessary.