Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Imagination Stage (review)

The Beauty and the Beast fairy tale is timeless, and many of us have grown up with the gorgeous music by Alan Menken and lyrics from Howard Ashman and Tim Rice in the true Disney animated extravaganza, so why see it on stage?  Because the Imagination Stage production brings the story to life right in front of […]

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Imagination Stage (review)

To think I almost passed on seeing The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane because I assumed it would be just another snuffle bunny production.  I nearly missed out on one of the most touching journeys I ever could have imagined. 

The Little Mermaid at Imagination Stage (review)

Those folks at Disney do not have a lock on turning familiar fairy tales and children’s literature into charming and engaging entertainment fit for the entire family to enjoy.

Looking for Roberto Clemente at Imagination Stage (review)

Looking for Roberto Clemente, a remounted musical from Imagination Stage, mixes pushed nostalgia and classic sports formulae to bridge generations and make an adorable musical.

JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC at Imagination Stage (review)

Jack and the Beanstalk has been given a musical and psychological twist by Stephen Sondheim in Into the Woods and now the classic fairy tale becomes modernized and kid-powered in a world premiere by Charles Way titled  JACK and Phil, Slayers of Giants-INC.

A Year with Frog and Toad at Imagination Stage (review)

Imagination Stage’s A Year with Frog and Toad is exactly what the title implies: two friends have adventures during the four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter- and a long sleep of hibernation in deep winter. Based on the popular childrens’ books by Arnold Lobel, the premise itself is simple and this bright musical […]

When She Had Wings (review). Yours are waiting at Imagination Stage

There’s a not-so-secret code in Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) productions. Whether you’re a parent/guardian or just someone interested in theater, you might read the synopsis of a TYA production on a snazzy postcard or a painstakingly-crafted advertisement with the intention of maybe checking out the show, but you probably won’t decide to go until […]

Mary Hall Surface on the theatrical world of baby plays

Imagine creating theatre for an audience that has never seen a play before; that responds freely and fully to the unfolding story, sounds, and images; that hops, spins, and jumps on stage when invited to join in; that takes in the world with total wonder.

UpClose: Suzan Zeder, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Suzan Zeder is one of the leading playwrights for young and family audiences in the United States. Her new play, When She Had Wings, opens at Imagination Stage September 30, 2015.

My don’t-miss shows: experimental, opera and theatre for young audiences

The Smithsonian invited DC Theatre Scene to present the next season to their audience, and as part of that presentation, DCTS Senior Writer Tim Treanor talked about shows he particularly anticipated. Today, we reproduce (more or less) what Tim had to say about experimental plays, operas, and theatre for young audiences.

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