New This Month
Cirque du Soleil's Dralion, Dec. 21-Jan. 2.
Look what's new for families in December. For holiday shows, see Celebrate the Season!
Arden Theatre Company in Phila. presents The Borrowers, an adaptation of Mary Norton’s children’s novel about a tween living in a dollhouse, Dec. 1-Jan. 30, 2011. Family Fun Days on Tues., Dec. 28 & Sat., Jan. 15 feature backstage tours of the theater, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the set and actor discussions. $16-$32.
Local school choirs perform songs during lunchtime at The Bourse in Phila. throughout Dec. Participating schools include Levitt Middle School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Willingboro High School, Tuny Haven Pre School, Jenkintown High School, Calvary Christian Academy, Kearney Elementary, Northeast High School and Francis Scott.
Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington presents Around the World in 80 Days, Dec. 1-19. Five actors portray 39 characters in this theatrical race around the world. $15-$49.
Emmy Award-winning designer Michael Schupbach of Sesame Street created the puppets in the Cape May Stage production The Little Prince, at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, Dec. 2-31. Ages 5 & up.
Glee meets Grease in More Than Anything, a family musical about a determined teen girl seeking a second chance after she froze in last year’s show, at MacGuffin Theatre & Film Co. in Phila., Dec. 3-12. $5-$10.
The fairytale Cinderella comes to life on the Prince Music Theater stage in Phila., Dec. 7-Jan. 2, 2011. Enchantment Theatre Company presents the musical with life-sized puppets, masks & magic. Weekend shows feature kids’ activities in the lobby & Family Day experiences are planned for select days. $17-$29.
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Experience the highs and lows of raising kids in a humorous musical featuring songs about labor pains & potty training in Parenting 101, the Musical! at the Kimmel Center in Phila., Dec. 9-March 6, 2011. $35. Save up to 30% off tickets through MetroKids: visit www.metrokids.com/parenting101
Storybook Musical Theatre presents an original musical version of another fairytale, Snow White, at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon Valley, Dec. 16-30. $10-$12.
Ancient Chinese circus traditions and contemporary Cirque du Soleil styles merge in Cirque’s latest production, Dralion, at the Liacouras Center in Phila., Dec. 21-Jan. 2, 2011. $40.50-$99.
Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie & the Toy Story gang skate into the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center) in Phila. for Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3, Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 2011. The live ice skating show features highlights from the Toy Story trilogy. $13-$85.
Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.