Theater News

Wicked Day Set for October 29
Kate Reinders in WIcked (© Joan Marcus) The lineup of special events to celebrate the third anniversary of the hit Broadway show Wicked has been a
Fields, Gallagher, Mitchell, Vereen, to Perform in Broadway Meets Country Benefit in Nashville
Brian Stokes Mitchell (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Broadway stars Felicia P. Fields, Peter Gallagher, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Ben Vereen have joined the cast of
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Blue Man Group celebrates its one-year anniversary at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The bald clan of face-painted and science-minded vaudevillians brought their popular act to Vegas on October 10, 2005.
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
This month, entertainer extraordinaire Fred Anderson performs his stand-up, juggling, and magic show in front of the water on Pier 39 (October 2-16) and the City Lights Theater Company hosts the self-explanatory Theatre Workshop for Youth: Puppet Theatre (October 14).
Seattle Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Children's Theatre charts the turbulent adventures of Jason and the Golden Fleece (October 13-November 26).
Los Angeles Kids Spotlight: October 2006
Family fare includes a new musical adaptation of the fairy tale The Ugly Duckling (Theatre West, October 14-February 24) and Santa Monica Playhouse's Absolutely Halloween (through October 29), about the adventures of a young girl on All Hallow's Eve.
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: October 2006
The Kennedy Center's Family Theater has the world premiere of Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major (October 13-November 2), a look at the legendary president and his family in the White House.