It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly the Monroe family returns home from the movies with an abandoned rabbit. Yet this is no ordinary rabbit — it’s Bunnicula! Will this fanged creature pose a danger to vegetables and mammals alike?
“Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!” Arrr–what kid hasn’t wanted to be a pirate? Well, kids are going to love Imagination Stage’s latest family production, How I Became a Pirate. Walt Disney understood the attraction of pirates when he created the Disneyland ride Pirates of the Caribbean nearly 50 years ago
The delicate rhythms of grief are explored in Imagination Stage’s affecting The Dancing Princesses, featuring a winsome score by Christopher Youstra and a compassionate book by Allyson Currin.
Though significantly different from Prokofiev’s original symphony of Peter and the Wolf, Imagination Stage’s adaptation is a very entertaining show.
After the beautiful opening scene of Lyle the Crocodile, I’m holding my breath. Could the rest of the production be as good? An hour and a half later, I answer yes. This is children’s theater at its best.
For kids who are unlikely to sit through 280 pages of the 19th century book by Johanna Spyri, Imagination Stage’s new musical adaptation of Heidi is an excellent alternative.
Zomo the Rabbit-A Hip-Hop Creation Myth Written and Directed by Psalmayene 24 Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson With some artists, you can purchase a ticket on trust, knowing that they will deliver quality goods. Psalmayene 24 is quickly becoming such an artist. Renown in the metro area for his uniquely personal […]
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Based on the book by Harry Allard Book, music, & lyrics by Joan Cushing Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Steven McKnight Miss Nelson Is Missing!, a hit children’s musical that made its world premiere at Imagination Stage in 2001, has returned to delight a new […]
Playing from the Heart By Charles Way Directed by Janet Stanford Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Leslie Weisman What do you get when you take an almost bare-bones set, a heroine who can’t hear but who won’t hear of not making music, an orchestra of ideophones evoked by sticks, boards, panes and chimes and […]
Busytown adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling from the book “What Do People Do All Day” by Richard Scarry music by Michael Koerner lyrics by Kevin Kling and Michael Koerner directed by Krissy Marty produced by Imagination Stage reviewed by Ted Ying “So simple, yet so brilliant.” says Huckle the cat when the postal […]
The Neverending Story Based on the novel by Michael Ende . Adapted by David S. Craig Directed by Janet Stanford Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Ted Ying Only a human child can save the land of Fantastica. Such stuff as dreams are made on-or at least children’s fantasy. The Neverending Story is such a fantasy, […]
Looking for Roberto Clemente Book and Lyrics by Karen Zacarias . Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer Choreographed by Krissie Marty Produced by Imagination Stage Reviewed by Ted Ying Do You Remember Where You Were…? When you heard about 9/11? When space shuttle Columbia crashed? When JFK was assassinated? Most […]