Taking the kids to see a show can be daunting, but these kid-friendly shows and holiday-themed programs are perfect for this time of year.
Here are five local shows that will delight everyone in your family.
Tarzan the Musical
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis
Friday–Sunday, Nov. 1–17
Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.
The Wizard of Oz
Compass Rose Theater
Nov. 1–Dec. 1
Follow the Yellow Brick road to Compass Rose Theater to see this fanciful musical with its delightful characters. The whole family will enjoy this heartfelt and entertaining show.
A Christmas Story
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
Nov. 8–Jan. 5, 2020
It’s the holiday season in 1940s Indiana and bespectacled Ralphie Parker is on a quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—a Red Ryder BB gun! The infamous leg lamp, pink bunny PJ’s and a triple dog dare are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Children $49.50, adults $65–$70.
Elf the Musical
Charm City Players
Nov. 9–Dec. 1
Buddy the Elf is raised at the North Pole, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. $20.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Nov. 23–Jan. 5
Leap through the wardrobe and into a winter wonderland in this dance-based adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s treasured novel from the Chronicles of Narnia, which tells the story of four siblings who journey from war-torn England to a magical land frozen in eternal winter, where the powerful lion Aslan leads them on a journey to discover their destiny.