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‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ musical with puppets triumphs at Imagination Stage

The show is not 'dumbed down.' It is sophisticated, believing that children are intelligent enough to grasp its concepts and themes, and they absolutely do.

‘Fantastagirl and the Math Monster’ allays kids’ fears at Adventure Theatre

The bold and bright musical aimed at the elementary school set has some good advice for anyone.

‘Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs’ enchants at...

The Glen Echo-based company spins a twisted, socially relevant tale that casts the infamous big bad wolf in a surprisingly new light. 

1st Stage’s ‘Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee’ is a treasure...

A stunning family-friendly visual spectacle with puppets!

‘Show Way the Musical’ at Kennedy Center sings of Black familial...

The world premiere show is based on Jacqueline Woodson’s children’s book about ancestral matrilineal history, hope, and freedom.

NSO presents plays a symphonic spectacular for kids at Kennedy Center

A concert a five-year-old would love, based on 'Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs,' the best-selling book by Mo Willems, with music by Ben Folds.

‘The Other Side’ at KenCen turns a kids’ book into uplift

The five young dancers electrify the stage. It is impossible not to feel called to join in their fun and games.

The Puppet Co. gets edgy with ‘Fantastic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin’   ...

Welcome to a fractured fairy tale, kids. This is not your mama’s Rumpelstiltskin.

At Traveling Players, teen actors find pandemic relief in ancient Greeks

By trusting their castmates and an ancient story, students took a leap of faith, channeled their grief, and began to heal.

Three teen sisters seek ancestral power in dynamic ‘Beastgirl’ at KenCen

In this world-premiere musical for young people, based on poems by bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo, they discover love, joy, and possibility.

A kooky ‘Mother Goose’ charms the kids at Imagination Stage

Mother Goose herself is an ethereal, steampunk-styled lady who takes the audience through a silly, laugh-out-loud version of her 'typical day.'

Imagination Stage has a fun hit in funky and fresh ‘P....

For kids 5 to 11 and their parents, a wonderfully engaging upgrade to the Pinocchio story with sick beats, fresh rhymes, and a technologic reboot.

Catchy and fun ‘Make Way for Ducklings’ premieres at Adventure Theatre

A show the whole family can enjoy together and welcome in spring.

Director Cara Gabriel on the magic and joy of ‘Winterfest’ at...

'Our kids have been on screens 24/7 the past two years. I wanted to involve them live and in person whenever we could.'

‘Corduroy’ at Imagination Stage is laugh-out-loud adorable

A lighthearted, fun adventure for families with young children.

Adventure Theatre’s ‘Winterfest’ is a three-in-one celebration

Productions feature stories about the magic of Chanukah, a heartwarming Christmas journey from the Philippines, and the connecting power of snow.

Imagination Stage begins in-person season with safety paramount

Five live productions to bring joy to the young and very young.

Kennedy Center’s ‘Accoustic Rooster / Indigo Blume’ is a joyous smash...

An amazing production filled with energy, courage, and hope.

Fun’s in store at ‘Enchanted Bookshop Christmas’ from Encore Stage &...

Highly enjoyable and full of spirit, a great way for your family to kick off the holiday season.

Randy Preston crows about his songs in ‘Accoustic Rooster’ at KenCen

'I put in as much music as I could because kids need to be exposed to as much good music as they can.'