London Kids Spotlight: March '07
After being hit by a falling billboard, Stanley Lambchop suddenly finds himself flat as a pancake. It's fun for awhile, being able to slide under doors, or fly like a kite. But when the novelty wears off, he finds it tough being different from everybody else. Polka Theatre for Children presents the stage adaptation of Jeff Brown's 1964 children's tale Flat Stanley (January 25-March 17).
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Betty Buckley and Donny Osmond to Play Feinstein's at the Regency
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Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: February '07
The Fulton Theatre for Young Audiences presents two family-friendly works this month: Paul Maar's enchanting children's story from Germany, Noodle Doodle Box (February 23-24), follows best friends Pepper and Zacharias, who reside in two most extraordinary boxes. They learn the true value of their friendship when a selfish visitor arrives and threatens their precious dwellings. Sowing the Wind (February 24-25) is a new audience-participation play by Barry Kornhauser and students of Huntingdon County, PA. It explores the hardships of making a living from farming and the toll it can take on one family.
SF Kids Spotlight: February '07
Bound to warm hearts is the Contra Costa Musical Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls (February 16-March 17), directed by Jennifer Perry, with musical direction by Heidi Dahms. This all-ages show by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, with music by Frank Loesser, won the Tony for "Best Musical" in 1951 and includes such timeless hits as "Luck Be a Lady" and "A Bushel and a Peck."
Los Angeles Kids Spotlight: February 2007
By Les Spindle
On the family-entertainment front, the Theatre for Young Audiences series at Costa Mesa's South Coast Repertory features real-life twins Alex and Graham Miller as the two identity-switching tykes in Jonathan Bolt's adaptation of the Mark Twain classic The Prince and the Pauper (February 9-25). Children can venture into Mad-Hatter mayhem in the musical Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party at the Santa Monica Playhouse (February 17-June 10).