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List Of Children's Shows Now Playing in the Washington DC Area

Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale
Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball ... game? That's the surprising question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical that weaves subtle lessons on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect into an exciting, high-stakes story. An Imagination Stage original that broke new ground in bilingual children's theatre.

Inside Out and Backwards
Inside Out and Backwards

It's bedtime, and two children use their imaginations to turn their room inside out, into a wonderland of mess! While playing dress-up, a glove becomes a dancing fish, a shirt becomes a fantastical creature, and a sock dance rocks the closet.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Junie B. Jones, The Musical

It is Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, does not want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your audience members’ hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

Magic Mirror
Magic Mirror

Magic Mirror is back after its special 40th Anniversary run and Broadway World nomination in 2023! This production was the first show founders Christopher Piper and Allan Stevens worked on as the Puppet Co. Meet Toad, a young person destined for greatness in this mash-up story with many familiar fairy tales! Join us on this journey of dragons, monsters, and spirits of the woods. Recommended for ages 5+. Run time approximately 50 minutes.

Through the Sunken Lands
Through the Sunken Lands

Six months ago, a massive flood wiped away most of Arcady. Unable to contact her family and trapped in the library, Artemis, a wheelchair user, has built the place into her sanctuary. Trying to find a way back to Aunt Maggie's house, Artemis soon learns of a new danger-a committee determined to claim the town for themselves.

List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon to the Washington DC Area

The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea Opens Mar 8

The King and Queen have decided that it's high time for their son Prince Dillon to find a wife. They task the Court Jester with finding a suitable bride, but what he unleashes is a never-ending line of young women with serious flaws - one is an egomaniac, one is a maniac, and one has an unnatural attraction to ketchup. Finally, one stormy night, a young woman knocks on the castle door seeking shelter. Is she the match he is seeking? His mother's ridiculous test of worthiness involving a pea, and some magical help from the local wizard will reveal the answer.

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Opens Mar 12

"Be Our Guest" for this tale as old as time. Featuring the animated film's Academy Award-winning score, this breathtaking musical is the story of Belle and the Beast, who happens to be a handsome prince cursed by a beautiful enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted. If not, he and his servants will be doomed for all eternity. Will their love bloom before time runs out?

Peter Pan
Peter Pan Opens Apr 9

The adventure begins when PETER PAN and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a few happy thoughts, the children are taken on a magical journey they will never forget. This extraordinary musical full of excitement and adventure features iconic and timeless songs including "I'm Flying", "I Gotta Crow", "I Won't Grow Up" and "Neverland". PETER PAN embraces the child in us all, so go on a journey from the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning - your entire family will be Hooked!

Miss Nelson is Missing!
Miss Nelson is Missing! Opens Jun 20

Meet the fifth graders at Smedley ES, whose poor behavior drives away their sweet teacher, Miss Nelson. Her substitute, the dreaded Viola Swamp, is so strict that she motivates the kids to search for Miss Nelson and try to make amends. An Imagination Stage hit that played at theatres from coast to coast.

Cirque Du Soleil - Ovo
Cirque Du Soleil - Ovo Opens Sep 12

OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It's love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye - and the feeling is mutual.