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2016 - 2017 Playhouse Series


The Playhouse is a very special, interactive experience designed for our littlest audience members, where local high school performers bring classic fairy tales to life on our Magic Castle stage. With very simple sets and costumes, and lots of opportunities to get up and wiggle, this story-teller style theatre is perfect for young children, suggested ages: 2 - 6.

Performances are approximately 45 minutes in length,
at 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

When you arrive at the theatre....
Audiences for The Playhouse may wait in the Courtyard in front of the Children's Theatre.  A few minutes prior to the performance, members of the cast will gather the audience to lead everyone into
the theatre together!  Seating is General Admission on carpet, with some chairs for parents who prefer not to sit on the floor.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
 based on the story by Robert Southey
- Outdoor Performance
September 17 - 18

Hansel and Gretel
based on the story by the Grimm Brothers

- Outdoor Performance
See Details Below for Haunted Halloween on October 22!
October 22 - 23

Hansel and Gretel will be performed outdoors.  Please bring a blanket for comfortable ground seating. The seating area is usually sunny, so you may wish to wear hats and other sun-protective gear. We ask that you not bring chairs with legs or high backs, so that we don't block the view of our small audience members! 

Haunted Halloween
Saturday, October 22
11AM - 3PM
Join us in Rinconada Park for Halloween Fun! Come in Costume for Free Trick-Or-Treating! Ride, Game & Activity tickets will be sold on-site at the event.
Featured Activities Include:
MindWinder Carnival Ride - Climbing Wall - Giant Batman Inflatable - Haunted Mini-Golf - Jacob's Twisty Ladders - Photo Booth - Carnival Games

The Princess and The Pea
based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

November 19 - 20

The Gingerbread Boy
based on the traditional folktale
December 17 - 18

based on the story by Charles Perrault

January 21 - 22

The Snow Queen
based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
February 25 - 26

based on the story by the Grimm Brothers
March 25 - 26

Little Red Riding Hood
based on the story by the Grimm Brothers

April 22 - 23

Sleeping Beauty
based on the story by Charles Perrault

May 20 - 21

Sponsored by the Wave2Wave Foundation

Playhouse Series audiences will enjoy a very special installation by designer Christopher Moulder, featured in 2016 – 2017 performances.  Support by the Wave2Wave Foundation includes workshops for youth technicians, ages 8+.

For more information about the Wave2Wave Foundation, visit:

For more information about the Artist, Christopher Moulder, visit:

Last Updated September 4, 2014