You can hear the (little) people sing when San Carlos Children's Theater storms the barricades of Les Misérables (July 16-25). Training programs for young actors are also offered at Stage One's summer workshop at The Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond, which is also presenting one weekend of Alan Ayckbourn's This Is Where We Came In (July 16-18).

More youthful performances can be seen in the world-premiere of the musical drama The Mothers of Ludlow (July 16-25). Written by Paul and Martha Boesing, directed by Jennifer Boesing and presented by Youth Musical Theater Company, the show is set against the massacre of miners and their families during the Colorado Coal Strike of 1914.