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Mary Poppins  
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Mary Poppins
 
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, the stage musical is a fusion of various elements from the two. This is the story of the Banks family when a new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on their doorstep at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. The family finds that Mary Poppins is the answer to their prayers, but in the most unique and marvelous way. Along the journey we find that even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the very special nanny who proposes that "anything can happen if you let it."
 
   
Peter Pan the Musical  
Children's Theatre Company Peter Pan the Musical
 
Fly to the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning—but keep an eye out for lost boys, vicious pirates and one ravenous crocodile. Our first production of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Peter Pan has more than a sprinkling of Tinker Bell’s fairy dust to max its magic, with unforgettable songs including the timeless “I Won’t Grow Up.” You’ll be hooked from the first moment, so soar with us and be ready to clap your hands and BELIEVE.
 
   
  List Of Children's Shows Coming Soon
Charlotte's Web Opens Jun 23  
Old Log Theater Charlotte's Web
 
Based on E.B. White's award winning book, this delightful and touching story was named the Best American Children's Book of the past 200 years by The Children's Literature Association. It follows the friendship that develops between an extraordinary spider and her friendship with Wilber, and irresistible young pig. This heartwarming and funny adaptation is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun and magic of live theater.
 
   
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Opens Jul 7  
Children's Theatre Company 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
 
GO! Run through the hallways, backways, stairways and sneakyways of CTC on a unique, immersive adventure. SHHH! Don’t get caught—you’re on a thrilling, top-secret mission to infiltrate an enemy submarine and capture a deadly foe. DUCK! Keep ready to move and think fast, because your commander is on his last nerve. RUN! 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a performance you’ll never forget because you’re knee-deep in the action. HALT! The final twist: an ending you’d never expect and a difficult choice that only you can make.
 
   
Akeelah and the Bee Opens Sep 1  
Children's Theatre Company Akeelah and the Bee
 
Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, dangerous Chicago neighborhood, and by Akeelah's yearning for a different life. The first theatrical adaptation of the critically-acclaimed film is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and captures all the hope and spirit of the original story in an inspiring tale of a community united behind one little girl's dream. Akeelah and the Bee will also be featured in La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Work Series and will travel to a major regional theatre following its run at CTC.
 
   
The Jungle Book Opens Sep 29  
Children's Theatre Company The Jungle Book
 
Mowgli is rambunctious and curious, scrappy and silly. Sound like a kid you know? This new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story finds a child lost in the Indian jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. Our fast-paced retelling keeps you perched on the edge of your seat as young Mowgli comes face-to-face with sneaky monkeys, noisy vultures and his mortal enemy: the tiger, Shere Kahn.
 
   
The Wizard of Oz Opens Nov 3  
Children's Theatre Company The Wizard of Oz
 
And... we're off! The songs, the costumes, the wonder of it all - together again in a holiday extravaganza that nobody can resist. Our production pulls out all the stops to take the beloved L. Frank Baum story to dizzying heights, with a cast of munchkins, monkeys and four friends in the pursuit of courage, a brain, a heart and a home. Take the whole family on a fairytale musical trip over the rainbow - and yes, Toto too.
 
   
The Frog Bride Opens Jan 12  
Children's Theatre Company The Frog Bride
 
When a king sends his three sons to find their brides, two return with fair ladies but the youngest returns with...A FROG?! Acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez masterfully weaves this classic Russian folk tale with a rich, multimedia experience using video projections, live musicians and an original jazz-funk score. The Frog Bride has everything you need for a rousing tale - a royal ball, a curse, a broken heart and the search for true love - performed with an energetic and skillful modern twist in what The New York Times calls "absorbing, funny and suspenseful, it is, in the great tradition of storytelling, enchanting."
 
   
The Snowy Day Opens Feb 9  
Children's Theatre Company The Snowy Day
 
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of that first successful whistle, the awe in finding a special treasure: Ezra Jack Keats had a gift for capturing the rapturous joy in a child's day-to-day life. In this new staging of Keats' beloved works with puppet design by Italy's renowned Teatro Gioco Vita, director Peter C. Brosius brings the little boy in the red coat to enthralling life. Revisit Keats' treasured stories in this wholly original theatrical adaptation.
 
   
Animal Dance Opens Apr 12  
Children's Theatre Company Animal Dance
 
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's the wimpy kid we can all relate to. The beloved series hits the stage in a brand-new musical with Rowley, Manny, and of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived, is surviving, or hopes to survive middle school, inspired by the award-winning and bestselling book series.
 
   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical Opens Apr 12  
Children's Theatre Company Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical
 
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's the wimpy kid we can all relate to. The beloved series hits the stage in a brand-new musical with Rowley, Manny, and of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived, is surviving, or hopes to survive middle school, inspired by the award-winning and bestselling book series.