Upcoming Family Theatre Shows for the 2011 Holiday Season

Holiday season is here and there are many theatre shows that are great for the whole family! Check out the list below to see where you can bring children and adults alike:

It’s Munsch Time (George Brown Theatre School). This family-friendly show is based on popular Robert Munsch stories. Opens Dec 3 and runs to Dec 10, Sat 1 pm. $18, srs $12 stu $7. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.com.

Mary Poppins by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman (Mirvish/Disney Theatrical Productions/Cameron Mackintosh). This musical is based on the PL Travers stories and the 1964 Disney film. Previews Nov 10-11. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Dec 24, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun and Wed 2 pm (no eve show Dec 24; see website for other dates). $38-$185. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King W. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com.

Miracle on Mercer Street Second City presents all-ages seasonal comedy mixing live-action sketches with puppetry and songs. Opens Nov 19 and runs to Dec 17, Sat Saturdays at noon. $12, family 4-pack $40. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.

Pinkalicious, The Musical by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann and John Gregor (Vital Theatre). A girl turns pink after eating too many cupcakes in this family show. Opens Dec 17 and runs to Jan 8, Sat-Sun 1 & 3 pm (no shows Dec 25, Jan 1), additional shows Dec 27-30 and Jan 3-6 at 1 pm. $30, child $25. City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster. 905-882-7469.

Seussical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Young People’s Theatre). This all-ages musical is based on the classic Dr. Seuss books. Previews Nov 7-9. Opens Nov 10 and runs to Dec 30, Sat-Sun 2 pm, see website for other dates and times. $15-$20. 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

The Snow Queen (Little Red Theatre). This play for ages four and up is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Dec 12-14, Mon-Wed 1:30 pm and Tue-Wed 10:30 am. $11, child $9. Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston. 416-533-8848, littleredtheatre.on.ca.

The Wizard of Oz: The Wickedly Wacky Family Musical adapted by Lorna Wright and Nicholas Hune-Brown (Ross Petty Productions). A snowstorm transports a city girl to a wacky new world in this farcical version of the classic story. Opens Nov 25 and runs to Jan 6, Tue-Sat 7 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm (see website for other dates and holiday exceptions). $27-$85. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge. 416-872-5555, rosspetty.com.

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