Sunday, October 26, 2014

KIDSTUFF

Group Free

Through November 2
Little Bunny’s Halloween
Little Bunny learns that Halloween doesn’t have to be scary to be fun. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.

Through November 2
Night of the Living Dead
People trapped in an isolated farmhouse are held hostage by ravenous ghouls in this cult classic, which started the zombie craze. The production is staged by Theater Works YouthWorks. Call for times and ticket prices. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, theaterworks.org, 623-815-7930.

Through November 2
Seussical the Musical
Guests are transported from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos as beloved Seuss stories, characters and themes are woven together in this magical, musical extravaganza. The production is staged by Greasepaint Youtheatre.  F-Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $12-$17. Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale, greasepaint.org, 480-949-PLAY.

Through November 9
Annie Get Your Gun
The story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley falling in love with her rival, Frank Butler, is animated with great characters and nonstop hits, including “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “Doin’ What Comes Naturally.” F, 7 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $14. Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, spotlightyouththeatre.org, 602-843-8318.

Through November 9
Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze
Highlights include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay pyramid, and train rides, as well as family, mini and haunted corn mazes. Call for times. $9, ages 2 and older. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, tolmachoff-farms.com, 623-386-1301.

Through November 16
Childsplay
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane focuses on the adventures of a dapper porcelain rabbit doted on by a young girl. The production tells a thoughtful tale of finding friendship, finding yourself, and eventually finding your way home. Call for times and ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, childsplayaz.org, 480-350-2822.

November 1-30
Arizona Science Center
National Geographic Earth Explorers, through Jan. 4. The center also boasts more than 300 hands-on exhibits in five themed galleries, plus live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, 602-716-2000.

November 1-30
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Focusing on learning through play, the museum offers hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children from birth to age 10, with an emphasis on early childhood education and school readiness. Tu-Su, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $11. 215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, childrensmuseumofphoenix.org, 602-253-0501.

November 1-30
i.d.e.a. Museum
Interactive activities are a hallmark of this facility, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination. Bugs in Art, through Jan. 25, is an innovative, interactive, kid-friendly celebration of insects. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $8. 150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, ideamuseum.com, 480-644-2468.

November 5-9
Imagine This
Funny, moving, exciting and endlessly creative original stories written by students from Kenilworth Elementary School are adapted and performed by professional puppeteers. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.

November 6-9
Magic Tree House
Musical Theatre of Anthem presents Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark, which whisks Jack and Annie back to the time of the dinosaurs. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Call for times. $18, adults; $15, seniors, students and children 12 and younger. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, musicaltheatreofanthem.org, 602-743-9892.

November 7-16
My Son, Pinocchio Jr.
Christian Youth Theater presents this story, which is told from a father’s point of view. Based on the Disney movie, the show includes famous songs such as “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and a host of new songs penned by Stephen Schwartz, who wrote “Wicked” and “Godspell.” Call for times. $12.50-$16. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, cytphoenix.org, 480-310-0366.

November 7-January 3
The Polar Express
Passengers enjoy a train trip from Williams to the “North Pole,” with a special reading of The Polar Express, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit from Santa. Call for times. $34-$69, adults; $20-$49, children 2-15. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, thetrain.com, 800-843-8724.

November 8
PBC Experience
Boys ages 7-13 learn to sing, read music and perform as Phoenix Boys Choir hosts this music camp, which culminates in a short performance for parents and friends. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Phoenix Boys Choir, 1131 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.

November 12-December 7
The Little Red Hen
This fun sing-along show shares a valuable message about cooperation as a hen looks for help to turn wheat into bread. W-F, 10 a.m.; Sa, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $10, adults; $7, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, azpuppets.org, 602-262-2050.

November 14-23
The Giver
Adapted from the award-winning book, this unforgettable drama focuses on the dangers of creating a utopian society that is devoid of pain, while showing what a lack of individuality can cause. Call for times. $15, adults; $12, youth 17 and younger. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, fhtaz.org, 480-837-9661.

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November 16
Story Pirates
Based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, the show celebrates creative writing with a hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. 3 p.m. $20-$23. Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, asukerr.com, 480-596-2660.

November 23-December 28
Junie B. Jones
The kids in Room One are gearing up for a celebration filled with holiday hijinks as Childsplay presents Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! Call for times and ticket prices. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, childsplayaz.org, 480-350-2822.

November 25
Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, Toodee, Leslie Hall, Biz Markie and the rest of the gang from TV’s hip kids show take the stage for Music is Awesome! 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. $25-$45. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

 

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