LA Kids Spotlight: November '07
By Les Spindle
Anaheim's Chance Theatre presents the Orange County premiere of Anne of Green Gables -- The Musical (November 9-December 23), Joseph Robinette and Evelyn D. Swensson's adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's early-20th-century series of novels, a surefire attraction for young girls. South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa offers David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant, November 4-18.) Nine O'Clock Players present Carol Weiss' original musical, Alice!, a looking-glass adventure (Hollywood's Walter Lantz Theatre, October 28-December 2). Cerritos Center for the Arts hosts A Garfield Christmas (November 23-25), featuring the fat-cat movie star and his friends.
London Kids Spotlight: November '07
By David Finkle
A ride from the West End, the Told By an Idiot crowd is presenting Beauty and the Beast (November 29-January 5). The show features live music and stars Lisa Hammond in the title role. Experience all the sparkling humour and dazzling theatrical invention that have become the trademark of Christmas shows at the Lyric Hammersmith. It's first-rate festive fun for all the family!
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: January '08
Forget the pricey pyrotechnics of Cirque du Soleil, and run over to Circus Circus to see amazing feats at The World's Largest Permanent Circus. Every half hour from 11am to midnight, every single day, world-renowned circus acts perform live. Different acts perform at each interval, so you can get hours of enchanting family-friendly entertainment for free.
August, Olin, Stormare, et al. to Remember Ingmar Bergman at BAM
Ingmar Bergman (© Reuters) Bibi Andersson, Pernilla August, Lena Endre, Lena Olin, and Peter Stormare will take part in a special free event, BAM Remembers I
Florida Kids Spotlight: November '07
Plenty of family entertainment can be found at The Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Catch The Tweaksters on November 2, If You Give a Pig a Party on November 3, Legends of Sleepy Hollow on the sixth, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on the eighth, and Charlotte's Web on the ninth. Also, on November 3, the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center invites you to bring the family to WHOOPS. The physical comedy follows a trio of dim witted employees of the Worldwide Handlers Of Outgoing Packages Service. As the three find mishaps in every box, slapstick comedy abounds.
Jay O. Sanders to Emcee Purchase College 40th Anniversary Gala
Jay O. Sanders (© Joseph Marzullo/WENN) Jay O. Sanders, who is currently starring as Alfred P. Doolittle in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Pygma
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: November '07
For the kids, Imagination Stage has the east coast premiere of the new show from the creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Twice Upon a Time: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and The Emperor's New Clothes (November 23 - January 13) is based on the two familiar tales of the title.
Boston Metro Kids Spotlight: November '07
Stoneham Theatre contributes to the seasonal vibe with a stage adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street (November 29-December 3), and North Shore Theatre mounts the Christmas Carol to beat (November 30-December 30) -- loaded with special effects and extra-lively in the round. Trinity Rep's version of A Christmas Carol (November 16-December 30) -- now in its 31st year -- is also a pip. The show is so popular, it requires two casts (25 members strong) in constant rotation.
Melba Moore to Headline Prince's Ain't Misbehavin'
Melba Moore Tony Award winner Melba Moore will headline the Prince Music Theatre's production of the Fats Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin', December 4-31. The ...