Theater News

LA Kids Spotlight: July '07
Family fare this month is highlighted by Limecat Family Theatre's The Princess and the Frog (North Hollywood's ZJU Theatre Group, July 14 - Aug. 5), and the fanciful audience-participation show The Ohmies! (Burbank's Falcon Theatre, June 9 - Aug. 5).
The Q Factor
TheaterMania gets a special sneak peek at the national tour of Avenue Q.
Florida Kids Spotlight: July '07
In Central Florida, the Orlando Repertory Theatre has coordinated the first Target Family Theatre Festival (July 12-22). For the kids in the south of the Sunshine State, the Kravis Center has My Little Pony LIVE! The World's Biggest Tea Party (July 13-15) and the Broward Center hosts France's Coatimundi Puppet Theater for four very special performances of Hats Off to the Sea (July 20-21), an interactive puppet adventure that tells the story of Seraphin, who takes a trip across the sea, fights a dragon, discovers a mermaid's secret, and finally achieves his heart's desire.
Feldshuh, Graae, Mayes, et al. to Perform at Yale Cabaret Conference
Jason Graae The line-up for public performances at the Cabaret Conference at Yale University, to be held July 28-August 4, has been announced. All concerts will take ...
DC Metro Kids Spotlight: July '07
Parents who are looking to cool off with their kids should check out The Magical Balloon (July 14-August 19) at Arlington's Classika Theatre. Staged by members of Classika's partner company, the acclaimed Synetic Theatre, it features Irakli Kavsadze in a show created by Paata Tsikurishvili and choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili.
Dano, Dinklage, Hamilton, Kazan Set for New Group's Things We Want
Josh Hamilton (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton, and Zoe Kazan will star in The New Group's production of Jonathan Marc Sherman
Chicago Kids Spotlight: July '07
Sing a song to your sons and daughters, or let someone else do it for you. July is packed full of children's musicals, from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Black Beauty: the Musical (July 7 - Aug. 12), to Victory Gardens' production of the one and only High School Musical (July 15 - Aug. 9), and, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center, a rock-tastic trip to Oz in The Wiz (July 16 - 22). Even Chicago Shakespeare Theater is joining in on the musical mayhem with How Can You Run With a Shell on Your Back? (July 5 - Aug. 12), which modernizes Aesop's most beloved fables. Of course, CST also has their Short Shakespeare! production of The Taming of the Shrew (July 12 - Aug. 12), an abridged version designed to engage audiences of all ages.
Carter, Converse, DeGuzman, et al. Join Hartford Stage's Our Town
Josie DeGuzman Additional casting has been announced for Hartford Stage's upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, to be directed by Gregory Boyd, ...
Boston Metro Kids Spotlight: July '07
For family fun, WHAT launches its kids' show, Daisy Crockett (July 9 - August 30), under a big top, while the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly - one of only a handful of venues nationwide to be awarded the show's professional rights - mounts Disney's wildly popular High School Musical (July 3-29), in which pros will mix with some very excited local kids. Also lined up at NSMT: Russian American Kids Circus (July 13), Tap Kids (July 21), and the musical group Hot Peas and Butter (July 27).
Grey Gardens to Close on July 29
Christine Ebersolein Grey Gardens (© Joan Marcus) The Broadway musical Grey Gardens will close after the matinee on Sunday, July 29. As of that da