The Peabody Opera House embraced the spirit and hope of the holiday season by staging a fantastically colorful and heart-warming version of "Elf, the Broadway Musical" that thoroughly entertains audiences of all ages. The show is a fast-paced romp that reminds us to be open to love and life's possibilities while encouraging us to reconnect with our sense of childlike wonder.
Once again, the St. Louis Repertory Theatre's Imaginary Theatre Company has crafted a delightful, inventive performance for young audiences that manages to entertain the adults in attendance as well. The traditional fairytale of a struggling but kind shoemaker who receives help from elves to create the beautiful shoes he desperately needs to sell translates well to the stage. The show is entertaining and light, with whimisical touches that endear us to the characters while sprinkling in lessons on kindness, learning, and cooperation.
The musical version of the beloved 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," running at the Fox Theatre through January 4, 2015, features all the highlights of the film, which quickly established itself as a holiday favorite. As such, it's a rollicking, song-filled ride that leads to the perfect Christmas morning in the eyes of a wonderfully average American boy, circa 1940.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Imaginary Theatre Company once again presents a delightful interpretation of a holiday favorite reimagined for young audiences. This year's show "Bah Humbug," retells Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" in just under an hour.
Seattle Magician Christopher Bange brings his family friendly humor and action-infused act to the St. Lou Fringe 2014 Festival of Performing Arts with 50-minutes of skillful slight-of-hand magic and engagingly comedic banter.
Introducing young children to the magic of theater is no small challenge. Luckily, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has found the perfect balance of story, song, and warmth to entice little audiences.
There's a sweet and honest charm to "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The show doesn't over-promise and it's impossible to take too seriously, ensuring it remains a favorite go-to show for amateur and professional companies alike. With a focus on frequent and easy laughs, the show is also a can't-miss crowd pleaser.