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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

This is no ordinary fairy-tale. Synetic Theater's Beauty and the Beast draws on the darkness and sensuality of Villeneuve's original French novel, La Belle et la BÍte, and the 1946 Cocteau film of the same name. First brought to our stage in 2014, this fresh adaptation is a sparkling and inspiring Gothic romance full of wonder, mystery and redemption expressed through Synetic's unique stage effects, expressionistic design, shadowplay, and movement. Told through the vengeful narration of a handsome Prince's first love, Synetic's dark and mystical take on the fairy tale explores and challenges the dynamics of love and power as it asks the question, "Who is worthy of true love?" No sing-alongs or talking teacups from Disney's beloved animated film in this piece of theater art. Though just as magnificent, this show's got bite.

Fitting In
Fitting In

Three siblings find themselves in a room full of possibilities and one not so simple task- to put things in their proper place. However, they soon discover that throwing this and that into a box is not the same as finding where it fits in.

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen
The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Kameeka is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin' Queen of 139th Street in Harlem. But she has to prepare for Miz Adeline's birthday party and almost ruins the day. Until Miz Adeline confesses that she's also got the itch- the hula-hoopin' itch! Her fingers start snappin'. Her hips start swingin'. Soon everyone's hips are swinging as the party spills out onto the street.

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty

A funny frog storyteller ribbits the tale of offended fairies, silly royalty, and magic spells. Relive this classic fairy tale in this lovely Legacy rod-puppet show.

Wake Up, Brother Bear
Wake Up, Brother Bear

Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall, and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in an unforgettable theatre experience. Children sit in a circle on the stage, with their adults sitting behind them. See below for an alternate seating option.

List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon

Blippi The Musical
Blippi The Musical Opens Mar 23

You and your whole family are going to have so much fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends LIVE on stage in your town! Wow look at that! It's a plane, a tractor, a fire truck and a train, just some of the many discoveries we're going to make together!

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story
Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story Opens Apr 1

Ten-year-old Belinda loves to tell stories, but when she's in the basement preparing for a party upstairs, she'll have to get creative. Using everyday objects like a teapot and doily, Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning "story within a story" using puppetry, Spanish, and English.

Aladdin
Aladdin Opens Apr 19

Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk Opens Apr 20

Enjoy this multimedia Legacy production that tells the story of a lazy lad whose life changes because of some magic beans! Using rod puppets and full masks and costumes, TPC fans may recognize The Giant from our annual Nutcracker show.

Each Kindness
Each Kindness Opens Apr 28

Learn that a little kindness goes a long way. Every time the new girl Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya. This world premiere concert features Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson reading Each Kindness onstage to music composed, arranged, and performed by six members of celebrated string production company Rootstock Republic, along with projections of E.B. Lewis' striking artwork. With this live musical exploration of Each Kindness, the story's powerful anti-bullying message will resonate with audiences long after they've left the theater.

Madagascar The Musical
Madagascar The Musical Opens May 26

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

The Lion King
The Lion King Opens Jun 22

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Washington, D.C.'s best-loved musical returns to the Kennedy Center! Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this landmark musical features some of Broadway's most recognizable music crafted by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.