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CHILDREN'S THEATER

CURRENT

The Wind in the Willows. Musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic about Mr. Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole, through Sun., May 25 (Playhouse Jr.).

Hush: An Interview with America. James Still's play about a pre-teen girl with the ability to see what others cannot, through Sun., May 25 (Playhouse Jr.).

MAY

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Tony-winning musical focusing on four awkward juvenile contestants, Fri., May 23-June 8 (Playhouse Jr.).

JUNE

Beauty Is a Beast. Play about a spoiled princess, June 16-25 (South Park Children's Theatre).

Cinderella. A new take on the classic, with a mischievous cat and added comic relief, June 16-July 2 (Johnny Appleseed Children's Theatre).

Charlotte's Web. Joseph Robinette's adaptation of the E.B. White classic about a girl, her pig and a special spider, June 25-July 12 (Looking Glass Theatre).

Rose Red. Comedy about the adventures of Snow White's less-famous teenage sister, June 30-July 9 (South Park).

Elizabeth Wein at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
  • Photo courtesy of David Ho
  • Elizabeth Wein, July 16 at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

JULY

Aladdin. A musical version of the favorite tale about a youth, a princess, a genie and a lamp, July 7-16 (Johnny Appleseed).

The Princess and the Pea. The classic fairy tale, July 14-23 (South Park).

The Cat in the Hat. Stage version of the iconic Dr. Seuss book, originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, July 16-Aug. 2 (Looking Glass).

The Further Adventures of Maid Marian. Comic version of the Robin Hood myth in which Marian takes charge (and picks kids from the audience for her gang), July 21-30 (Johnny Appleseed).

No Strings Attached. Comic musical adaptation of Pinocchio, July 28-Aug. 6 (South Park).

AUGUST

The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots. The adventures of the amusingly arrogant and well-shod feline, Aug. 4-13 (Johnny Appleseed).

James and the Giant Peach. David Wood's adaptation of the Roald Dahl story about a boy who takes refuge in an outsized fruit, Aug. 6-23 (Looking Glass).

DANCE

Bodiography Center for Movement. The dance school's spring performance includes classical and contemporary works, June 7 (Byham Theater).

Carnegie Performing Arts Center. Stardust (year-end student recital), May 31 and June 1. Carnegie, 412-279-8887.

Maree ReMalia/merrygogo. The Ubiquitous Mass of Us (premiere as part of the New Hazlett's Community Supported Art series), June 14 (New Hazlett Theater).

The Pillow Project. Haunting Nagoya (in collaboration with Crusic Percission), Sat., May 24; A Pale Blue Jazz, June 19-23; and A One Night Stand on a Broken Piano (dance and experimental percussion), July 26. The Space Upstairs, Point Breeze, www.pillowproject.org.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. The PBT's student and pre-professional divisions perform new and classic works in the annual showcase, Fri., May 23 (Byham).

PrideFest Dance Showcase. Annual day-long program featuring Jasmine Hearn, The Pillow Project, Reed Dance, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, Taylor Knight, Texture Contemporary Ballet and True T Entertainment, June 15. Downtown, www.pittsburghpride.org.

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