Few novels are as otherworldly and uniquely special as The Little Prince, the "kids book" that beat out Ulysses, Lolita and The Great Gatsby in a recent ranking of the 100 "best books" of the 20th century. Now Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic comes to ArtSpace Falls Church in an imaginative new take from Learning Theater. The Little Prince tells the tale of an aviator who crashes in the Sahara. Stranded, he meets the mysterious Little Prince, who tells the aviator about his adventures among the stars. When the Little Prince and the aviator part ways, each leaves with a new understanding of how to look beyond the visible to find what's really essential in life. Audience members young and old will be touched and enchanted by this stage adaptation that features moving music and heartfelt lyrics.
Fly off to Neverland with the Darling children in this innovative, fully immersive production of Peter Pan, which The Boston Globe called "truly jaw-dropping." Held in the one-of-a-kind Threesixty Theatre located at Tysons Corner Center, this exciting new take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale sets the actors down right in the middle of the audience, combining theater-in-the-round with a 360-degree projected backdrop to create dazzling flying sequences 40 feet in the air. Chock-full of action and enchanting puppets, this is Peter Pan for the 21st century. Experience all the fun and adventure of this beloved story like never before.
From author Roald Dahl's beloved story comes the stage adaptation of the dreamy adventure and unlikely friendship between a 12-year-old orphan and a big friendly giant. Sophie discovers the BFG outside of her bedroom window late one night and travels with him to his home in giant country. There she's introduced to his jumbly world that features fizzy drinks that bubble downward, jars filled with good dreams that the BFG delivers to children, and a host of not-so-nice giants hungry for "human beans." Dahl's story is a children's literature favorite, and this 90-minute adaptation brings a careful balance of spooky charm and kid-friendly humor. Catch 2014's most-nominated theatrical production as it makes its giant leap to The National Theatre in D.C. this summer! Score your tickets now during Goldstar's pre-sale.
Cirque du Soleil's Varekai whisks you away to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A solitary young man parachutes into a magic forest, where he meets fantastic creatures and embarks on an adventure full of extraordinary and whimsical experiences. In the Romany language -- the language of the Gypsies -- "varekai" means "wherever," and this fantastic journey pays tribute to the wandering spirits who began the circus tradition, roaming entertainers whose travels might take them anywhere. As the show's hero explores the forest, you'll travel with him to witness high-flying aerial acts, astounding acrobatics, hilarious clowns and the Icarian games: an ancient circus art that presents a thrilling display of human juggling as the performers catapult through the air and make unbelievable landings on their partners. This fantastical adventure spectacle takes place at the Patriot Center.