Theater News

D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: September '06
Synetic Theatre and its partner, Classika Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, is bringing back this past summer's Synetic-created show Galactika (September 30-October 29). It was inspired by a NASA astrophysicist. The engaging show takes kids five and older through the birth of the universe and its stars.
Boston Kids Spotlight: September '06
Are you yearning for the big top? Cirque du Soleil is in town -- actually, at the edge of town -- with its latest extravaganza, Corteo (September 8 -October 8).
Seattle Kids Spotlight: September '06
You know that summer's truly over when the Seattle Children's Theatre opens a show called Harriet's Halloween Candy (September 22-November 12). It's all about a young girl's obsession with Halloween candy and her dread of sharing it with her younger brother. Some of you out there know what she's talking about!
Los Angeles Kids Spotlight: September 2006
If family-friendly fare is what you're after, there's the Glendale Centre Theatre's musical The Little Mermaid (through November 11), based on the classic fairly tale, with music and lyrics by Kerry Kirkpatrick and Bryon Simpson and a book by Jon Hale and Sarah Sandberg.
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: September '06
Stage Door Entertainment brings everybody's favorite grade-schooler to life in Ramona Quimby (September 2-16), the stage adaptation of author Beverly Cleary's popular Ramona series. Logan Linehan plays Ramona, Alexis Fitting is her older sister Beezus, and Brian Scott and Lisa Linehan are Mr. and Mrs. Quimby.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: September '06
Families with young kids seeking appropriate theater fare might wish to check out the Pauly the Clown Show, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs at the Chicago Cultural Center Studio Theater (September 8-17) with two Saturday matinees and two on Sundays. Also, the Rascal Children's Theater (the junior branch of the Rogue Theater Company) in its new Andersonville neighborhood home, offers Cinderella Goes Disco (through September 23) incorporating three fairy tales, disco music, and audience-interactive dancing.
Gaby Hoffmann Replaces Kelli Garner in subUrbia
Gaby Hoffmann (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Gaby Hoffmann has replaced Kelli Garner in the cast of the Second Stage Theatre's upcoming revival of Eric Bogosian's 19
Donovan, Ryan, Van Patten, et al. Set for Geffen's Rabbit Hole
Amy Ryan (© Michael Portantiere) Tate Donovan, Amy Ryan, and Joyce Van Patten head the cast of the Geffen Playhouse's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Ra
Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott Join Julianne Moore in The Vertical Hour
Bill Nighy British actors Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott will join previously announced star Julianne Moore in the world premiere production of David Hare's The Verti
Creek, Long, McArdle, Metz, et al. Set for NYMF's Behind the Limelight
Andrea McArdle(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Luther Creek, Garrett Long, Andrea McArdle, and Janet Metz will headline Behind the Limelight, Christopher Curtis'