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London Kids Spotlight: April '07
Though the limited engagement (3 - 14 April) won't last through St. George's Day (23 April), The Lyric Theatre presents the beggarsbelief production of The Unholy and Illustrious History of St. George and the Dragon - or just St. George and the Dragon for those of us who may be short on breath. Born with curious birthmarks, a strange boy is possessed of unusual powers and has one simple conviction: he must kill a dragon. So begins a quest that takes him to the ends of the known world.
Seattle Kids Spotlight: April '07
Children (especially girls) will be thrilled to meet a living doll. In Addy: An American Girl Story (April 13-June 17 at the Seattle Children's Theatre), Cheryl West creates the story of a brave young slave girl who escapes with her mother to freedom, only to face new, unexpected challenges and the struggle to bring the rest of the family together.
SF Kids Spotlight: April '07
Some family fare for San Franciscans: Songs or Felines. Opening on April 5 at the Valley Center for the Arts is Disney's High School Musical, a live theater production of the award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie. Then, on April 7 at the Palace of Fine Arts, it's the international smash-hit Moscow Cats Theatre. The only entertainment of its kind in the world, the Moscow Cats Theatre features 30 cats, 1 dog, and 5 clowns in an astonishing assortment of acrobatic feats.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: April '07
For family fare, you can't do better than the Arden Theatre Company's Children's Theatre production of the Flamenco-flavored musical Ferdinand the Bull (April 11-May 27), based on the popular book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson about the very different bull who'd rather take care of his flowers than fight like his friends.
LA Kids Spotlight: April '07
For families, there's the puppet show Prairie Dog Pete and the Magic Buffalo (Burbank's Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, through April 19), about a down-on-his-luck gold miner who gets a magical reward after saving an old prospector.
Las Vegas Kids Spotlight: April '07
Stage Door is offering the kids show Uncle Brando's Saturday Morning Storytime on Saturdays through April 15. Your kids will love being part of the fun and deciding where each adventure goes! Yep, there really are shows just for children in Las Vegas!
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: April '07
Consider taking the youngsters to Debbie Allen's latest show at the Kennedy Center's Family Theatre, Alex in Wonderland (April 6 -April 15), in which a boy interacts with characters from famous books.
American Theatre Wing to Honor Channing, Jones, and Tune
Carol Channing(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) The American Theatre Wing will honor Tony Award winners Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, and Tommy Tune at its spring ga
Dobrish and Ivey Set to Direct for Second Stage Theatre Uptown Festival
Judith Ivey Jeremy Dobrish and Judith Ivey are set to direct two world premiere comedies for the Second Stage Theatre Uptown Festival, running May 24-August 25 at ...
Chicago Kids Spotlight: April '07
Sure, you may be three quarters of the way through the school year, but Junie B. Jones is just getting started. Entering first grade, she's got a lot to deal with: making new friends, having new glasses, and the annual kick ball tournament, for starters. The fast-paced musical stops in at the Paramount Theatre on April 20. Then again, if you don't even want to think about school there are plenty of other distractions. The Paramount also offers Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on April 27 & 28. With a soundtrack that ranges from country to jazz to 50s rock-and-roll, the show offers a colorful ride through Biblical Egypt. Or allow yourself to be transported to Narnia (Opening April 21 at the Apollo Theatre), where the Pevensie children explore a winter wonderland and realize they're anything but normal. Over at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre are The Devil's Arithmetic (April 11-17) and The Velveteen Rabbit (April 23-29). Arithmetic should be left to the bigger kids (the show is recommended for 6th graders and up), while the Rabbit is perfect for Kindergarteners through 3rd graders.