Family Theater Shows – Summer 2010

With school ending soon, it’s time to plan summer activities for your family. How about a trip to the theater? If you’re cringing at the thought of yet another kids’ show, don’t worry. Both parents and children love Broadway productions like “Mary Poppins” and “The Lion King.” In addition to musicals, you can opt for a play, the circus, or a dance show.

A trip to the theater is a great way to create special memories and share quality time with the people you love. In 2010, many shows are producing a national tour, so you may find a favorite in a city near you. Some popular choices include: king snake for sale

Lion King
The audience: Disney fans of all ages
Will visit: Portland, OR, Costa Mesa, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and other cities
Fun fact: Elton John and Tim Rice wrote several Lion King songs, including “Circle of Life.”
The plot: In the heart of Africa, Simba the lion cub is heir to the throne. But his Uncle Scar wants to be King. Who will rule the Pride Lands?

Mary Poppins
The audience: Disney fans of all ages
Will visit: New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Washington, DC, and other cities
Fun fact: Brothers Richard and Robert Sherman created the word “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” which has 34 letters.
The plot: Jane and Michael Banks are naughty children, but their new Nanny has some magical surprises in store.

Sesame Street Live
The audience: children aged 1 to 6
Will visit: Glendale, AZ, Macon, GA, Raleigh, NC, and other cities
Fun fact: Elmo was originally called “Baby Monster.” The red Muppet has appeared on “Oprah,” “Emeril Live,” and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”
The plot: Sesame Street produces a number of shows, like Elmo’s Green Thumb and 1-2-3 Imagine! Perfect for your child’s first theater experience, each show includes singing, learning, and lovable characters.

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
The audience: Ladies, gentleman, and children of all ages
Will visit: Anaheim, CA, Dallas, TX, New Orleans, LA, and other cities
Fun fact: This circus offers free tickets for newborns through a program called “Baby’s First Circus.” Check the official Ringling Bros. website for details.
The plot: There are currently 3 shows on tour. Illuscination focuses on magic, FUNundrum celebrates P.T. Barnum’s birthday, and Zing, Zang, Zoom features animal acts, human cannonballs, and more.

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