Red Tricycle Recommends: Family Friendly Shows and Venues

Looking for a little more drama in your life? Share the magic and excitement of theater with your children.  Be sure to plan ahead because this season boasts a fantastic array of musicals, puppet shows, books brought to life, fables and new original works.  You’ll find shorter length, nap-time friendly performances for the younger theatergoers as well as engaging and fresh productions for older kids. Here is our list of Seattle’s best, family friendly shows and entertainment venues this season:

The 5th Avenue Theater in downtown Seattle lights up at the holidays with the Rogers & Hammerstein musical Cinderella (Nov 25 – Dec 31, 2011) For age 4+.  This family-favorite is full of romance, magic, spectacle and unforgettable songs.

ACT Theater, also in downtown Seattle, presents the holiday classic A Christmas Carol (Nov 25-Dec 24, 2011).  Age 5+.  This Dickens tale take us to past, present and future, reminding us what is important and worth celebrating at the holidays and everyday.

Only a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Performing Arts offers Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS (Oct 14 – 30, 2011), the longest running show in Broadway history for ages 4+. Feline fun for everyone!

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