Seattle Kids Spotlight: January '07
Theatergoers looking to take their kids to a show can head to Seattle Children's Theatre, which unveils the world premiere of their new musical, Goodnight Moon (January 12-March 10), based on the beloved children's book. Another worthwhile children's offering is the classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by Storybook Theater/Studio East (January 24-March 1).
SF Kids Spotlight: January '07
Always a family favorite, Lionel Bart's famed musical Oliver! (January 12-27) takes hold of the Stage 1 Community Theatre in Newark. Directed by Barbara Williams, this perennial charmer is based on Charles Dickens' novel about a precocious orphan boy whose street smarts and natural charm eventually yields great riches.
Philadelphia Kids Spotlight: January '07
By Cooper Robb
As a longtime company member at People's Light & Theatre Company, Peter DeLaurier is best known for his skills as an actor. But he is also a playwright of note, and this month PLTC is producing the world premiere of his adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's literary classic Anne of Green Gables (January 18-February 11). Montgomery's tale concerns a young girl who is reluctantly taken in by a stodgy brother and sister who need help running their small farm. It's the perfect family fare.
LA Kids Spotlight: January '07
By Les Spindle
Family-friendly fare this month includes The Falcon Theatre's new kids-oriented musical comedy The Root Beer Bandits (January 20-March 25); the evergreen Broadway musical Annie at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (January 30-February 11); and the ever-busy Santa Monica Playhouse's new spin on old fairy tales called And Awaaay We Go to Wonderland! (January 30-February 11).