Absolutely Halloween is the heartwarming tale of the aptly named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar from an intriguing array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow's Eve adventure. Absolutely Halloween, is part of the Santa Monica Playhouse award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102, cutting across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience the entire family can enjoy. Audience participation is a key element in all Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre presentations, and Absolutely Halloween is no exception, as youngsters (and parents, too) aid the denizens of the Halloween World in completing magical spells in no less than five different languages, happily helping to save All Hallow's Eve for yet one more year. As witching hour approaches, participants learn valuable lessons about team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and the value of moderation, especially as it relates to treats and sweets. There is complimentary Halloween Face Painting by Playhouse theatre artists before each performance on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29.