- ‘Madeline’s Christmas,’ Creative Cauldron.
“Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron is the perfect length for young theatre-goers and full of wonderment and charm and love. You will leave the theatre humming Bon Année, the final song celebrating a joyous season.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: “In an old house in Paris, covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines.” And with that familiar phrase, author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans sets in motion the adventures of the brave and resourceful Madeline! In this musical adaptation, Madeline’s schoolmates and tutor are all sick in bed on Christmas Eve, unable to go home for Christmas. Madeline comes to the rescue with the help of a magical rug merchant and takes her friends on a Christmas journey they will never forget!
2. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company.
“… a buoyant and sparkling new reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale.” – Norah Dick.
Synopsis: Bold, budding scientist Wendy Darling dreams of earning a Nobel Prize. When Peter Pan arrives at her bedroom window, she takes a leap and leaves finishing school behind, chasing adventure among the stars. Facing down fairies, mermaids, and the dastardly Captain Hook, Wendy, Peter, and their friends discover the power of standing up together for what’s right.
3. ‘Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’ at Silver Spring Stage.
“As Tiny Tim says, “God bless us, everyone!” And God bless Silver Spring Stage for sharing this delightful story and the heartfelt lessons it holds for all of us.” – Lee Jeffreys.
Synopsis: A clever, joyous retelling of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ordeal with ghosts as an elaborate prank carried off by Tiny Tim (who is now almost a teenager) and his buddy Charlotte, who also happens to be the daughter of Scrooge’s nephew Fred. The audience is in on the fun, while a host of characters from the village lend their talents to help remind Scrooge what kindness means. This familiar story is nicely condensed and filled with enough Christmas magic to delight audiences of all ages.
4. ‘The Infinite Tales’ at 4615 Theatre Company.
“This is an intriguing show by a young company exploring the intersection of legend and humanity.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Forced from their homeland and cursed to live life as swans for 900 years, four children face insurmountable odds of storms, wars, and the encroaching menace of time as they cling to the hope that one day they shall return to their home. But as their landscape shifts and their tribe disappears, they face a new obstacle: where will they go?
5. ‘The Snow Queen’ at Synetic Theater.
“… a charming, visually splendid storybook.” – Norah Dick.
Synopsis: Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen. Join Gerda, a little girl with gumption, a magic mirror, and a quest to save her best friend, as she sets out on a life-changing journey that takes her over mountains and across distant lands to the Snow Kingdom. Once there, she harnesses her inner-strength and wit to defeat the coldest threat of all.