From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces. November 8-24, select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at South Coast Repertory.
November 8-10 and 15-17: This remarkably delightful, musical version of Alice In Wonderland is a magical tale based on the much beloved stories of Lewis Caroll. With fun and energetic music and dialogue, audiences will recognize all their favorite characters: Alice, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and more!
November 5-17: Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Orange County at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
November 14-16: The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England 1910 and the Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. The family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Plus, upgrade your experience with exclusive tickets to the Afternoon Tea on November 16.
December 4-7: Joy to all mankind? Bah! Humbug! Audiences (recommended for adults of all ages and brave children, ages 8+), are invited to spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted old miser. Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts, and celebrate the holiday season with a mesmerizing one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story.
October 25 – November 17: From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Children (5+) and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the show, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress.
December 12-14: Celebrate the holiday season by taking the whole family to see Disney’s Frozen Jr., presented by Arts & Learning Conservatory! Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage, featuring all of the memorable songs from the animated film.
December 15: Experience the KIDZ BOP interactive, family-friendly concert experience! The show will feature awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises. Dads, show off your best dance moves on stage during the Daddy Dance Off!
Parker Bent will delight audiences of children and families with his original music, sly wit, and warm humor. You may even find yourself on-stage singing with him! Join The Wallis for these free family Sunday Funday events outside on their Promenade Terrace, November 10, March 8 and June 14.
December 2-25: Looking to add some fun and excitement to your holiday season? Celebrate Christmas with Pirates Dinner Adventure’s Christmas spectacular, Pirates Take Christmas. You, your family, and a little holiday magic can help ensure Santa defeats the pirates and saves the season. Join them to find out why Pirates Take Christmas has quickly become a Holiday tradition in Orange County! For discounted rates of $35 for adults and $25 for kids, mention code “KGHOLIDAY19”!
November 9-10: Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring Mexico Beyond Mariachi, a company of gifted musicians and dancers rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.
The kid-centric company is back for more free, outdoor musical sketch comedy based on stories written by children, geared especially for toddlers! On December 8 and May 10, join The Wallis during Sunday Funday to enjoy The Story Pirates, and more.
March 27-29: Never underestimate the determination of a child! Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart a criminal? In Slingsby’s award-winning signature style, recommended for adults and kids ages 8+, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds, and a cinematic score.
March 4: NPR’s From the Top comes to The Wallis to amplify and celebrate the amazing talents and voices of virtuosic young musicians from California and beyond. Recommended for adults and children ages 7+, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look combining serious music and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert experience.
May 8-10: Mirror, mirror on the wall, this Snow White has laughs for all! Filled with live music, magic, and festive fun, this original take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale is recommended for adults of all ages and children ages 5+. Snow White at The Wallis is a tale of adventure, danger, and a very shiny red apple.