Hi Theatre Fam! Jon Jon here! I got a chance to correspond with some of the wonderful folks at Imagination Stage, who are gearing up to open E B White’s classic Charlotte’s Web. Even though I have not read the story in many, many years, it still has a fond place in my heart. There’s […]
The best thing about The Smartest Girl in the World is that it is not actually about how smart the titular girl is, but about how much she learns from her brother, and how much her brother learns from her. At its core, Miriam Gonzales’ breezy tale is about siblings who move from a rose-colored […]
Eclectic and electric, Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure is a wild and wondrous ride through Lewis Carroll’s world of imagination but this time with a heavy beat, some killer rock guitars and enough imagination to spare some for Willy Wonka.
Imagination Stage will fill the minds of its young audiences in 2017-2018 with the classics — some of them with a twist — but will start its season with a fresh play about a young girl who seeks to rescue her family by becoming a quiz show whiz.
Starting with Kendra Rai’s gorgeously hued Indian-spice costumes, conjuring tamarind, cinnamon and saffron, Imagination Stage’s production of The Jungle Book brings to life the rich imaginative world of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of boy raised by wolves and his simply splendid surrogate family.
A charming Continental vibe pervades Paper Dreams, the latest offering at Imagination Stage in its series (called “My First Imagination Stage”) that is specifically designed for very young audiences.
The Snow Whyte of the future is a lot doper than the one of the past. She’s also a lot more gender friendly and fiercer. The girl is no longer just a pretty face, thanks to The Freshest Snow Whyte at Imagination Stage, which puts a sci-fi spin on an old fairytale and infuses it […]
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 […]
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.
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.