Parents can bring their kids to the park to see The Reluctant Dragon, a new adaptation developed by Theater Schmeater (July 7-August 12, all performances at Volunteer Park) about the dragon who turns out to be scared rather than scary. Out of town productions for families include Beauty and the Beast at Tacoma Musical Playhouse (July 6-August 5) and Dames at Sea at Paradise Theater in Gig Harbor (June 22 - July 8).