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Top Upcoming Children’s Shows In St. Louis

July 7, 2014 7:00 AM

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School is out so the kids are home and looking to be entertained. Take them to at least one of any of the great venues across St. Louis to experience great theater, movies, circuses and other memorable children’s shows beginning in the summer of 2014. Not only will your children have a summer to remember, but the entire family will enjoy great entertainment, together, during the summer season and beyond.
“Seussical”
The Muny
Forest Park
1 Theater Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 361-1900
www.muny.org/2014-season/seussical

Date: July 22-28, 2014

The Cat In The Hat makes his first appearance in St. Louis this summer. In fact, all of the Seuss favorites will be on stage to delight the entire family this summer at the Muny. The self-empowering message of “Suessical” will thrill and excite your kids and make memories, which they will carry forever. Make your plans early as the show runs July 22 through the 28. Ticket prices range from $12 to $25. Make a party out of it and invite 20 or more friends to go with you and enjoy group discounts. The Muny recreates Whoville like no other and the entire experience can be yours. Don’t wait to put this show on your summer activity calendar.

“Bah! Humbug!”
The Repertory Theater Of St. Louis
130 Edgar Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 968-4925
www.repstl.org/bah_humbug1

Date: Dec. 13-23, 2014

All kids, young and old, love this classic Dickens Christmas story so you must make plans to attend this production. The Rep-produced musical is great for the entire family. No Scrooge will leave the theater with a scowl after they experience this delightful musical. This production debuts December 13 and runs through December 23, 2014. Check the site for ticket prices and showtimes. Add to the fun by organizing a group. Groups at the Rep get great group discounts. Your kids will love celebrating the Christmas season with family and friends at the Rep.

“Annie”
The Fox Theater
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1111
www.fabulousfox.com

Date: Dec. 2-7, 2014

Leapin’ lizards, Daddy Warbucks, don’t let another season go by without attending the Fabulous Fox Theater’s production of “Annie.” Kids love this great story of rags to riches and no one does it better than the Fox. December 2 through 7, 2014 houses this magical musical and it is certain to entertain all of your kids. Showtimes start at 7:30 p.m. during the week and two shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. are available on the weekend. Check the website for ticket prices. As an added feature to your outing, you might want a guided tour of the Fox. Get to know the splendor and history of this enchanting theater before you enjoy the show.

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Omnimax Theater At The Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4400
www.slsc.org

Every summer should include at least one trip to the science center. After all, you don’t want their learning to stop just because school is out. After you tour the Center, make your way to the Omnimax Theater for its latest showings. Movies on the giant surround screen are a great complement to the day trip, and the list of movies is always spectacular. Not only are they exciting and fun, but also educational. However, you don’t have to mention that to your kids. Past listings include “Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar,” “Titans of the Ice Age” and “D-Day: Normandy 1944.” Check the website for movie listings and showtimes. Prices start at $8 for children and $9 for adults. Group discounts are also offered, just in case you want to make a party out of your day at the Omnimax.

Wherenberg Theaters – Family Summer Series
www.wehrenberg.com

Sometimes, on a very hot, humid, St. Louis summer afternoon, sitting in a cool, dark movie theater is a great way to lose yourself in a great story that plays itself out on the big screen, with surround sound. It’s the stuff childhood memories are made of. This summer, you and your kids can cool off from the hot St. Louis heat by enjoying great family movies lie “Epic,” “The Nut Job,” “Turbo,” “The Lego Movie” and more. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, Wherenberg Theaters offers these great shows for only $1. No movie experience is complete without a Kid Combo popcorn and soda, for only $5. Offers are good at participating theaters only, so check the website for shows and showtimes.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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