Children’s theater is a great way to gently introduce kids to theater before they realize that most plays are just about sad guys talking. Get kid-friendly kicks with this GrouponLive deal to see The Little Prince at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. For $15, you get two tickets for lower-balcony seating on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. (up to a $30 value). Doors open at 1 p.m.
Using a mix of live actors and life-size puppets that mimic the book’s original illustrations, Pennsylvania’s Bristol Riverside Theatre gives Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince an exuberant multimedia staging. The kid-friendly think piece tells the tale of an intergalactic innocent who ventures beyond his house-size world of volcanoes and conceited roses. On his philosophical and whimsical journey, he meets allegorical characters on their own tiny planets, from a king with no subjects to a businessman reveling in his imagined wealth of stars. Adults ponder the lessons of each passing figure, and children learn such snippets of wisdom as “always be responsible for what you have tamed” and “lassoed birds make great flying devices.”
Scenes from a previous run in October 2011<p>
####Bristol Riverside Theatre Some might say that Bristol Riverside Theatre has a tendency to hog the spotlight in Bucks County: it’s racked up more than 61 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre nominations. Now in its 26th season, the theater produces more than 200 performances every year, including five main-stage productions and a summer musical series to help drown out all the racket birds make that time of year. In productions designed for adult and family audiences, the company tends to focus on reinterpreting classic plays and developing new works with the help of local actors. _Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available._