Adventure Theatre MTC is presenting The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, directed by Victoria Murray Baatin, at Glen Echo Park, thru April 5. "The show follows Peter and his friend Archie around the neighborhood as they face relatable everyday challenges which children of all ages find delightfully entertaining."
Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy at Glen Echo Park will present Lyle the Crocodileon select days, April 24-May 31. It's the tale of a crocodile which has turned up in a bathtub in an apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side! Lyle "becomes good friends with the folks in the building, except for Mr. Grumps, who hates, well… everything except his cat. Will Lyle be able to prove his worth to Mr. Grumps and show that our differences actually make us beautiful?"
Imagination Stage in Bethesda is presenting Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth by Psalmayene 24 with music by Nick “tha1da” Hernandez and direction by Raymond O. Caldwell - in repertory with Thumbelina, thru March 22. The show is "a high-energy hip-hop adaptation of a Nigerian folktale, originally commissioned by Imagination Stage in 2009, and it puts a local spin and lots of silly humor on the global tradition of trickster tales." The show is considered best for Ages 4+
Imagination Stage is presenting Thumbelina, written and directed by Natsu Onoda Power and adapted from theHans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale, thru April 5. Tiny Thumbelina sets off to find her place in a world where she does not seem to “fit,” meeting a bashful toad, a bullying band of maybugs, a helpful field mouse, and many more friends along the way. The production in inspired by Kamishibai – a form of Japanese street theatre that uses illustrated boards to create the story. This production features live video projections, puppetry, dioramas, and other theatre magic. The show is considered best for ages 4 plus.
Strathmore will present WOW IN THE WORLD POP UP PARTYon February 29. Host Mindy Thomas "weaves STEM-themed interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits with science-themed songs from three-time Grammy-nominated kindie duo, and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song, The Pop Ups. Sketches and games are inspired by topics from Wow in the World and bring Wowzers from the audience on stage to be lab assistants and game show contestants. This exciting show engages curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leaves them all saying “WOW”!"