Penny Penniworth To Arrive Off-Broadway in October
By Andy Propst
Chris Weikel's Penny Penniworth, which was seen in the New York International Fringe Festival in 2003, will be presented in a expanded production from Emerging Artists ...
Jeffery & Cole, Constantine Maroulis, Emma Hunton, et al. to Play Joe's Pub
By Dan Bacalzo
Emma Hunton Joe's Pub has announced a revised line-up of performers for the coming weeks, including Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis, who will appear on ...
SF Kids Spotlight: August '09
Bring the whole family to the Lamplighters Music Theatre's production of My Fair Lady at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the winning story of a speech professor's attempts to transform a simple flower girl into a sophisticated woman. (August 14-23).
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: August '09
By Cooper Robb
Families with children should make their way to the Bristol Riverside Theatre where the company is staging The Drowsy Chaperone, Jr. (August 1-7). The innovative musical concerns a devoted musical theater fan whose favorite cast album suddenly springs to life in his living room and tells the tale of a Broadway starlet in search of true love. Next, is Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues Live! Blue's Birthday Party (August 8-14), an interactive show that encourages the audience to join along as Blue celebrates her birthday with pals Tickety Tock, Slippery Slope, and Periwinkle.
London Kids Spotlight: August '09
By David Finkle
Families with kids might want to venture to Greenwich for The Gruffalo (August 6-8), where they'll see an adaptation by Toby Michell and Oliva Jacobs of the Julia Donaldson-Alex Schleffer book. And/or they can step lively to the Hackney Empire for Scooby-Doo and the Pirate Ghost (August 28-30) and see a light-hearted mystery featuring the favorite character. Families with adolescents can hop the District line to the New Wimbledon for High School Musical 2 Live on Stage! (August 22-September 9), based on the Disney telefilm.
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: August '09
If there's anyone in the family who dreams of being a Pirate, you might want to make a stop at Imagination Stage for Pirates! A Boy at Sea (July 6-August 15), the story of a young boy who magically finds himself in the middle of a battle between Captain McGovern and Captain Freely on the high seas.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: August '09
Fans of tuners from Broadway's Golden Age should taken their elementary schoolers to My Fair Lady, one of Light Opera Works' always-lavish productions with full orchestra, presented at Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University (August 15-30).