Theater has always been considered as one of the most popular form of performing art and entertainment. With wide range in variety and diversity of topics, theater today, has become an important and inevitable part of our lives. The various themes cater all aspects of life from warfare, history, comedy, tragedy to romance. Theater provides entertainment for all tastes and has fans in all age groups, be it the frivolous or passionate youth or angelic and fairytale believers children. Similarly, tickets are also available for all type of theater plays including the children and family theater tickets.
Children’s theater started off as a popular branch of regular theatre and its history in the United States goes back to the early 1900s. Even among other countries including Russia and China, children’s theater is considered to be an important and necessary part of the entertainment world. These nations give the due respect to children’s theater, which was officially known as TYA among them, that is ‘Theater for Young Audiences’. Naturally, children happen to be candid and very open with their responses for any particular performance, which is why initially only the most popular and expert actors used to perform for children. The extraordinary and exceptional performances by only the best and most professional actors is important in children’s theater also to keep them from being exposed to the wrong kind of entertainment.
Winifred Ward and Charlotte Chorpenning are the pioneers of the earliest Children’s theater. Ward was the founder of Creative Drama and co-founder of Children’s Theater of Evanston in 1925. She also co-founded the first national child drama organization in 1944. That organization is still operational and is known as American Alliance for Theater and Education (AATE). Charlotte Chorpenning has made a tremendous contribution of the children’s theater. She wrote plays for children for 21 years, starting at the age of sixty as the artistic director for the Goodman Theater. Charlotte attracted children by writing adaptations of well known fairytales, as they responded well to the known stories and titles. However, in present age, the trend has shifted to writing more original work, even for children.
Children plays require parents attendance to be mandatory, which makes it a family affair, and considering that need, these plays in present era provide a lot to capture grown-ups’ interest as well. One such play, that is all time favorite not just for kids but adults as well, is ‘The Lion King’. The timeless tale of young cup Simba, growing up in the African pride land and learning the lessons of life the hard way, The Lion King is indeed a splendid treat for children and delight for grown-ups. Filled with mystery, thrill and surprises, ‘Wicked’ (an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’) is another hot favorite children play these days. Another that made it to the hot list, is the famous musical ‘Billy Eliot’ with an inspirational storyline and motivational message.
These fascinating stories of these plays are designed for kids but artistic theatrics and the overall ambiance makes the experience worth the while, for both kids and adults alike. Book theatre tickets online at discount rates and make your family have the best time, as it is an excellent opportunity for the kids to learn and grown-ups to rediscover their childhood as well as spend fun time with family.