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Cinderella  
Imagination Stage Cinderella
 
This wacky retelling of the beloved fairy tale takes Cinderella on a royal adventure complete with a wisecracking rat, evil stepsisters, and a smitten prince. When Cinderella's stepmother forbids her from attending the ball, her fairy godmother convinces here that if the shoe fits- wear it! True love may await her if only she can put down her sword. Just the right fit for the holiday season!
 
   
Cirque Dreams  
National Harbor Cirque Dreams
 
Be dazzled by an array of seasonal characters brought to life in a dreamscape of imaginative costumes and creativity, while stunning feats of showmanship are performed on stage and in the air. The entire family can enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas dream presented with the Broadway style and inventive theatrics for which Cirque Dreams is renowned.
 
   
Elf The Musical  
Olney Theatre Center Elf The Musical
 
Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as Elf The Musical. Fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, who as a little boy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, where he's raised as an elf. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy sets off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show, coming to the stage of the Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage, will no doubt do the same for you and yours.
 
   
Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas  
Adventure Theatre MTC Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas
 
What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles-and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Oohlala! This year, Nancy is especially excited. After selling some of her old gowns and accessories, Nancy has enough money to buy a brand-new sparkly tree topper. She can't wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?
 
   
How to Catch a Star  
The Kennedy Center How to Catch a Star
 
Once there was a boy who dreamed a star could be his new friend-if only he could catch one. He tried climbing to the top of the tallest tree. He tried flying in a paper rocket ship. But nothing worked. Just when the boy was about to give up, he discovered something as dazzling and special as the star he was seeking!
 
   
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
 
Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws May's name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson in the holiday play Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, the show is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven-baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hot dog.
 
   
The Little Mermaid  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia The Little Mermaid
 
If you loved last season's Beauty and the Beast make your reservations now for The Little Mermaid. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above with Prince Eric. Based on the classic animated film with music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) this show will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
 
   
The Nutcracker  
Olney Theatre Center The Nutcracker
 
Starring talented young pre-professional ballerinas, along with professional guest dancers, the Olney Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in the Washington area for decades. You'll be transported to a magical place filled with Christmas spirits, dancing children, toy soldiers that come alive, a glowing Christmas tree, magical creatures, the Land of Sweets and exquisite dancing. Whether a longstanding family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime event, this beloved classic is bound to create lasting memories for audiences young and old.
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
The Elves and the Shoemaker Opens Dec 22  
Keegan Theatre The Elves and the Shoemaker
 
Kindness begets kindness -- plus several hours of free elf labor -- in The Elves and The Shoemaker, a fresh musical adaptation of Grimm's fairy tale. A poor-but-kindly cobbler is in a tight fix. After giving away his last pair of shoes to a deserving soul, he has only enough leather to make a single pair more. Exhausted, he heads for bed, but not before setting out his materials for the next day's work. That very night, mysterious elfin visitors creep into his shop on a special mission to help. This charming production from Keegan Theatre puts a humorous spin on the popular classic and keeps the spirit of the holidays alive.
 
   
A Family Christmas Opens Dec 24  
The Kennedy Center A Family Christmas
 
Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills Washington, DC's Kennedy Center Concert Hall with holiday classics just for them. The chorus takes you on a merry tour of holiday sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty and Rudolph at this one-hour concert that's perfect for children age 5 or older.
 
   
High School Musical On Stage! Opens Jan 26  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater High School Musical On Stage!
 
The Disney Channel original movie High School Musical was such a smash hit that it made the jump from the screen to the stage -- and now the Wildcats are coming to the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater! Filled with songs, sizzle and plenty of school spirit, this production updates the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet to a modern day high school romance. Athlete Troy Bolton and drama nerd Sharpay Evans sing and dance their way through issues of first love, friends and family with classics like "You Are the Music in Me" and "Bop to the Top." Although Troy plays ball and Gabriella sticks to the books, they find common ground -- and romance -- auditioning for the school musical. Will the couple's alliance allow them to "Stick to the Status Quo?" Find out when High School Musical on Stage! comes to Hagerstown.
 
   
Finding Neverland Opens Feb 26  
The National Theatre Finding Neverland
 
See how Peter became Pan in the hit musical Finding Neverland, which Vogue raved was "a must-see you'll remember for years to come." Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound his audience. With a bit of pixie dust and a whole lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving the real world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. See this magical production at the National Theatre in DC.