- $7 for one ticket to see Goldilocks and the Three Bears (up to $12 value)
- When: any show through April 23; shows take place Saturdays at 1 p.m. There is no show on December 28.
- Where: Theatre West
- Section: general admission
- Ticket values include all fees.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Much is known about Mama and Papa Bear in the classic Goldilocks tale: the temperature at which they enjoy their porridge, for instance, or the Sleep Number they use for their beds. Little, however, is known about Goldilocks's parents. Storybook Theatre's sunny musical sets out to change that, weaving the young heroine's family into the mix to expound on friendship and acceptance. When Goldilocks forges a friendship with Baby Bear, her parents find they have more in common with Mama and Papa Bear than they might have thought. Throughout the show, youthful audience members head up to the stage, getting the chance to "buzz like bees, hiss like snakes and say 'phew' to a skunk," according to the LA Times. Although the deft writing and cheery atmosphere promises to draw in audiences of all ages, the show is especially right for children ages 3 to 9.
Conceived as a democratic artistic cooperative in 1962, Theatre West has spent the decades since helping actors and directors advance their craft while spreading a love of the stage throughout the area. In addition to their regular season of main-stage productions, which have featured performers such as Richard Dreyfuss and Martin Landau, the outfit sponsors WestFest, an annual showcase of developing works. Younger theatergoers, meanwhile, delight in the offerings of Storybook Theatre—a program honored by the US Senate and House of Representatives—whose interactive, non-threatening fairytales imbue kids with a love for live performance and the belief that most problems can be solved by bursting into song.