Theater News

Dakin Matthews to Join Culture Clash for Water & Power
Dakin Matthews Award-winning actor Dakin Matthews will join the members of Culture Clash -- Richard Montoya, Rick Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza -- for the world ...
Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne to Reunite for Pasadena Playhouse's Fences
Angela Bassett (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, who each earned Oscar nominations as Tina and Ike Turner in the film What's L
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Seattle Kids Spotlight: July 2006
Taking a modern look at a classic story, Pippin features a cast comprised entirely of students age 12 to 20 as a present day theatre troupe that tells a tongue-in-cheek story about Pippin, the son of the 8th-Century King Charlemagne. The energetic pop-influenced score by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) bursts with show stopping numbers, from soaring ballads to infectious dance grooves, all performed by 17 local student actors and musicians. (Village Theater First Stage, July 21-30)
SF Kids Spotlight: July '06
The hour-long family show, 1906: A Journey Through the Mystical City, is a theatrical celebration of the City of San Francisco that takes the audience on an action-packed ride from the time of Native Americans, through the Gold Rush and Great Quake of 1906, to today's City and its promising future. The production features specialty circus acts, original music, dance, scenic projections, and innovative special effects.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: July '06
Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical version of the classic children's story, Hansel and Gretel, featuring a book by Patricia Goldberg, with music and lyrics by Kevin Arruda (Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Bryn Athyn, July 18-29).
LA Kids Spotlight: July '06
Family audiences will want to check out And Awaaay We Go to Wonderland (Santa Monica Playhouse, through July 9), an interactive production in which the audience helps decide the future of fairy tale characters, such as Hansel and Gretel.
D.C. Metro Kids Spotlight: July '06
For the younger set, there's The Borrowers (July 5-August 13) at Bethesda's Imagination Stage. It's an adaptation of the much-loved book about people who live beneath the floor and "borrow" all those things you seem to be looking for.
Larry Hagman to Perform Benefit for Casa Manana
Larry Hagman Theater and television great Larry Hagman will star in a one-night performance of Laugh With a Texas Legend: An Evening With Larry Hagman on ...
Chicago Kids Spotlight: July '06
As usual, Chicago offers some special-interest attractions, among them dueling circuses. A troupe of Chinese acrobats and circus artists who spend December-April in Branson, MO have set up shop at Skyline Stage on Navy Pier under the name Cirque Shanghai (through September 3), smartly offering daily matinees at very friendly prices ($14.50 for adults). Meanwhile, Cirque de Soleil returns after two years with Corteo, performed in their signature blue and yellow tent pitched at the United Center (July 14-August 15).