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LA Kids Spotlight: June '06
Entertainment for the youngsters this month is highlighted by South Coast Repertory's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (June 17), adapted by John Glore from the children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, in which traditional fairy tales take on a life of their own and go berserk on the stage. In a more serious vein, the Santa Monica Playhouse presents the world premiere drama Grandma's Place: Running Away From Your Life (June 9), a poignant look at young runaway as seen through the eyes of the theatre's Young Professional Company, aged 11-17.
D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: June '06
There are plenty of options for the younger set this month, including Little Women, the Musical, based on the Louisa May Alcott story (Kennedy Center Opera House, June 28-July 23); another little woman, a red-headed moppet named Annie (Wolf Trap, June 27-July 2), and an even littler woman, Barbie Live in Fairytopia, which brings the perennial best-selling doll to life (Warner Theatre, June 21-25).
Chicago Kids Spotlight: June '06
Skyline Stage at Navy Pier offers the world premiere of the family attraction Cirque Shanghai, featuring all-Chinese performers (June 7-September 9).
Boston Kids Spotlight: June '06
The North Shore Music Theatre's children's theatre series kicks in with Charlotte's Web (June 23-24). This adaptation of E.B. White's classic is about a young and playful pig named Wilbur and the friends he encounters while living on a farm, including a special spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above Wilbur's pen.
Cox, Gallagher, Gravitte, Ripley, Skinner, et al. Set for Broadway Cabaret Festival
Debbie Gravitte (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna Ltd.) Veanne Cox, Helen Gallagher, Debbie Gravitte, Alice Ripley, and Emily Skinner are among the stars set for the
Bausch, Donnellan, Monk, Rux, et al. to Participate in BAM's 2006 Next Wave Festival
Declan Donnellan (Photo © John Haynes) A new work from Meredith Monk, Declan Donnellan's all-male Twelfth Night, and the return of Pina Bausch are among
Frank Langella, Patrick Swayze to Perform on London Stages
Frank Langella (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna Ltd.) Frank Langella will play the role of former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon opposite the previously announced Mich
There's Naughton He Can't Do
James Naughton sings and swaggers at Feinstein's while listeners swoon.
Dennehy, Harris, Kline Will Be Part of Public Theater's 2006-2007 Season
Brian Dennehy (© Joseph Marzullo /Retna Ltd.) The Public Theater has announced preliminary plans for its 2006-2007 season, including commitments from Tony Award
Joshua Park Will Be Goodspeed's Pippin
Joshua Park in Tom Sawyer (Photo © Joan Marcus) Joshua Park will play the title role in the Goodspeed Opera House's production of Stephen Schwartz's clas