Enjoy Easter Fun At Santa Monica Playhouse This Weekend

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013, 9:00:00 AM

Mitch James

Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse this Easter.
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Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Theatre returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse this Easter.

Santa Monica Playhouse will welcome the return of its “Enchanted

Fairytale Interactive Theatre” this weekend as part of its Easter

celebrations.

It will take place on Saturday, March 30 and Easter Sunday, March 31 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm each day.

The sessions are an exciting and entertaining theatre experience for children aged 4 to 10 and their grown-ups.

The experience is just the thing if the grandchildren are coming for

the weekend, or Moms and Dads want to do something different and

uniquely theatrical with their children.

Directed by the gaily costumed Santa Monica Playhouse Enchanted

Fairytale Players, the two sessions invite participants to explore the

magic of theatre for a totally interactive afternoon of story-telling,

sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, enactment of a fairytale, theatre

games, refreshments and special gifts.

Children get the chance to make new friends, create handicrafts,

sing, dance, and act out a fairytale, as they all take over the stage

for 90 minutes of pure theater fun.

Playhouse Director of Education Serena Dolinsky said interactive

theater games help develop a child’s imagination and self-confidence.

“Hands-on prop-making allows children to explore their world through

tangible materials they can manipulate, and receive creative fulfillment

with instant results, using their prop as they act in the chosen

fairytale, legend, or folk story of the day,” Dolinsky said. “Parents

work as partners by taking an active role in all aspects of the program.

The experience also supports parents in their communicative and

team-building efforts, while at the same time providing children with

the confidence needed to excel in upcoming school programs and giving

them a head start on learning, imagining and problem solving. But most

of all, it’s fun!”

All craft materials plus free refreshments are included.

Admission is $15 for children aged 4 to 10, one free adult admission

with every paid child’s ticket; additional accompanying adults are $5

each.

Each guest also will also receive a special gift – an official Santa Monica Playhouse theatre activities coloring book.

Participation is limited to 15 families per event and advance reservations are required.

Santa Monica Playhouse, currently celebrating its 52nd year of

continuous theatrical and educational services to the community, is

located at 1211 4th Street (between Arizona &and Wilshire), one

block east of the Third Street Promenade, in the heart of downtown Santa

Monica. Convenient parking is located directly across the street in

municipal parking structure one.

For more information and to make reservations, call 310.394.9779 ext. 2 or visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.

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