London Kids Spotlight: October 2006
As if it weren't wet enough in London, And The Rain Falls Down takes theatergoers on a watery journey, and advises audiences to bring a change of clothes (October 18-28). Each Peach Pear Plum mashes up standard nursery rhymes into an interactive children's show, in which kids play a game of "I-Spy" with Mother Hubbard, Baby Bunting, and Cinderella (October 14).
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: October 2006
The national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee stops off at the Merriam Theater (October 17-22). Pinch Bear embarks on a quest to defeat a "seemingly fearsome" giant at the Please Touch Museum, and the Sacred Arts Festival presents an afternoon of children's programming at the Colonial.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Just when you thought it was safe to be a vegetarian, Toby Speed's Brave Potatoes follows a band of revolutionary spuds that stage a revolt against Chef Hackemup (October 9-15). Those seeking a more classic story are advised to catch Beauty and the Beast at the Marriot Theatre (October 14 - December 30).
San Francisco Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Los Angeles Kids Spotlight: October 2006
By Les Spindle
Boston Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Never one to sugarcoat children's fare, Wheelock Family Theatre stages Louis Sachar's stage adaptation of his gritty YA novel, Holes (October 27-November 6), about a reform school whose premise is: "If you take a bad boy, and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy..."
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