Introduce your child to the arts with these plays, concerts and hands-on activities for young audiences of various ages.
Irvine Barclay Theatre Family Events Series
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. 949-854-4646. thebarclay.org
“Alice in Wonderland”: Festival Ballet Theatre presents the classic Lewis Caroll tale of Alice’s adventures through the looking class, with choreography by Robert Sund to the music of Jean Sibelius. 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15. $39-$45.
“An Irish Christmas”: World champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz lead the cast in an authentic evening of Irish holiday entertainment. 8 p.m. Nov. 27. $36-$75.
“The Nutcracker”: Festival Ballet Theatre stages its version of the holiday classic. Dec. 9-24. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6 p.m. Sundays (11 a.m. only on Dec. 24); also 6 p.m. Dec. 20-21. $42-$75.
“Pinkalicious, the Musical”: Vital Theatre Company’s production, based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, is recommended for children 3 to 8. Noon and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $21.
Cirque Eloize – Saloon”: Theater, dance, music and circus collide in this fast-paced display of strength and agility. 8 p.m. Feb 8-9. $28-$100
“How I Became a Pirate”: This swashbuckling high-seas adventure, based on the book of the same name, is recommended for children aged 5 to 10. 2 p.m. Feb. 11. $21
“Petra and the Wolf”: Inspired by Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf,” this original work, with new music, tells the story of a girl who protects her home and her animal friends from a wolf. Recommended for ages 5 to 10. 2 p.m. March 18. $21.
“Coppélia”: Festival Ballet Theatre presents a comical work about a young man who became infatuated with a life-size doll and a young woman who poses as the doll to point out his folly. 7 p.m. March…