‘INTO THE WOODS’ IN PLANO AND DALLAS
Fans of Stephen Sondheim’s musical musing on colliding fairy tales, where Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) and a couple of charming princes meet, are in luck. They have the chance to see a professional production of into the Woods by Pfamily Arts in Plano, as well as two Imagination Players youth shows, one featuring teens and the other preteens, in alternating performances at KD Studio Theatre in Dallas.
Pfamily Arts show April 19-28 at LakeSide Market shopping center, 4017 Preston Road, Plano. Performances Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m. $30, $20 for students and seniors 65 and older. 972-378-1234. pfamilyarts.org.
Imagination Players show features teens April 26-29, preteens may 3-6, at KD Studio Theatre at Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. Performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. $15, $8 for students with ID; $2 service charge online, no service charge at the door. brownpapertickets.com.
CALLING ALL PRINCESSES
Not being able to sleep (because of that pesky pea under the mattress) leaves a princess with a lot of time for singing, courting and all-around silliness in
Once Upon a Mattress at Repertory Company Theatre in Richardson. Princesses-in-training, ages 4-12, are invited to a special brunch of yogurt, fruit, muffins and doughnuts (ball gowns optional) on April 28 for an additional fee.
April 20-29 at Promenade Theatre, 650 N. Coit Road, Richardson. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $25, $20 for seniors 58 and older, $14 for youths 18 and younger. Princess brunch $10 in advance, $12 at the door (does not include ticket to the show). 972-690-5029. rcttheatre.com.
DANCING FOR A CAUSE
Teens are invited to party at a Dance- A-Thon, organized by the Team Do Something great members of the down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. It’s the group’s latest effort to raise money for their Slant project, which is to buy and assemble care packages for the Warrior & Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center and the USO United Through Reading Military Program.
April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson. $5 at the door. RSVP recommended at 214-267-1374 or . downsyndromedallas.org.
Little ones and parents can enjoy a reading of over in the Meadow as part of the weekly Hand-in-Hand program at the Museum of Nature & Science. The fun also includes music, crafts and a chance to explore the museum, including perennial preschool favorites the Water Room, the Performing Arts Theatre and Dressing Room, and the Dino Dig.
April 25, with activities from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (museum closes at 5 p.m.) at 1318 S. Second Ave. in fair Park, Dallas. Included in general admission of $10, $9 for students and seniors 62 and older, $7 for kids 2-11, free for ages 1 and younger. 214-428-5555. natureandscience.org.
SUMMER MOVIE FUN
Missed a lot of kids’ movies? You can catch up this summer with Harkins Southlake 14 Theatre’s low-cost series for kids 12 and under and their families. On the menu: Happy Feet Two, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Puss in Boots, The Smurfs, Arthur Christmas and Hotel for Dogs. look for other local theaters to announce their series as we get closer to summer.
June 4-Aug. 10 at 1450 Plaza Place, between Southlake Boulevard and State Highway 114 in Southlake Town Square, Southlake. Screenings Monday-Friday at 9:45 a.m. $6 for 10 tickets (choose the same day of the week for all 10), $2 for individual tickets, free for lap children 2 and younger. Kids must be accompanied by adults, and vice versa. harkinstheatres.com/SMF.