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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Onstage: Top family performances

See PAW Patrol Live! onstage Sept. 16-17 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.


Alice in Wonderland (Sept. 30). Free Arts for Abused Children and Story Book Ballet Company (the student ballet company of Dance Theater West) perform a dance based on Lewis Carroll’s stories about a young girl’s adventures in a strange land.

Dancing Earth: Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations (Sept. 30). Dance performance celebrating diverse indigenous perspectives about creation and renewal at Mesa Arts Center.


The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! (Sept. 22). Magician Bill Blagg presents an interactive performance featuring theatrical magic tricks and illusions at Mesa Arts Center.


Mariachi and Folklorico Festival (Sept. 30). Lively performance of mariachi music and folklorico dance at Chandler Center for the Arts.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue (Sept 16-17). A musical performance by these popular pups from Nick, Jr. shares lessons in citizenship, social skills and problem solving at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.


Goldilocks (Sept. 6-Oct. 1). Arizona Puppet Theatre in Phoenix performs the classic story of the little girl who unexpectedly meets up with the three bears.


Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids (Sept. 21-24). Imagines the life of young boy raised by animals, who must learn to interact with humans. This Musical Theatre of Anthem production is adapted from the classic Disney animated film.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Aug. 25-Oct. 7). A classic musical exploring sibling rivalry through the Old Testament tale of 12 brothers at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert.

Junie B. Jones The Musical (Sept. 1-17). Follow the adventures of renowned book character Junie B. Jones during her first day in first grade, performed by Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale.

King Thrushbeard (Sept. 28-Oct. 8). East Valley Children’s Theatre performs a musical about an unlikely love match and the peril of forgetting that there’s more to most people than meets the eye at Mesa Arts Center.

Mamma Mia! (Sept. 6-Oct. 15). Musical tale of a teenage daughter trying to figure out which of three men may be her biological father. Told through the songs of ABBA.

Seussical Jr. (Sept. 22-Oct. 8) Fountain Hills Youth Theater presents the adventures of a little boy and his invisible friends, who learn that a person is a person no matter how small.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aug. 24-Sept. 2). Actors Youth Theatre in Gilbert presents this musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film.

The Pajama Game (Sept. 1-10) Greasepaint Youtheatre performs this musical about conflicts inside a pajama factory. at Stagebrush Theatre in Scottsdale.

The Phantom Tollbooth (Sept. 17-Oct. 15). Childsplay presents the story of a young boy’s magical journey in the Land of Wisdom. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

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