Weekend Planner: Nov. 8, 2013
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Nov. 8-10, 2013
A slew of beloved stories come to life on the area's stages this weekend, ushering in the holiday performance season with a bang.
Philly and the 'burbs
Young Tangled fans won't need coaxing to check out Mazeppa Productions' Rapunzel, Fri. 7:30 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center in Drexel Hill. Neither should parents: The whip-smart creators of Friends are behind this family-friendly musical.
The classic strains of "Over the Rainbow" and "Tomorrow" anchor a pair of abbreviated musicals scaled to the attention spans of small theater-goers: Wizard of Oz Jr. at the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts and Annie Jr. at Rose Valley's Hedgerow Theatre.
Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp are currently filming the A-list big-screen version of Into the Woods. Don't wait till the movie comes next year: Catch the ultimate fairy-tale mash-up this weekend at the Tatnall School's Laird Performing Arts Center in Wilmington.
A very real character, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, takes the stage of the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, Sat. at 7:30pm. The TV personality will dish up stories and baking tips in an interactive presentation of his sweet skills.