Taking your children around the world through imagination, song and dance creates wonder and excitement in their growing minds. Introduce them to new cultures, languages and fairy tales through some of these wonderful wintertime productions!

Fiddler on the Roof
January 4 – January 27, 2013
Village Theatre Everett
Everett Performing Arts Center
9710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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Celebrate the power of tradition and change with this multi-award-winning musical that has danced its way into the hearts of people all over the world for nearly 50 years. As Tevye tries to hold onto his religion, his Russian-Jewish customs, and his five daughters, he knows that “without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Resplendent with some of the most beloved and timeless songs in musical theatre like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Do You Love Me” Fiddler on the Roof is filled with laughter, warmth, and inspiration for the whole family. Recommended for ages 8+. Purchase tickets online HERE.

Dot & Ziggy
January 15 – February 24, 2013
Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Dot & Ziggy was created by Linda Hartzell, Mark Perry, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Music by Chris Walker. Dot & Ziggy may be neighbors, but they aren’t yet friends. After all, what could a ladybug and a skunk possibly have in common? One likes up, one likes down. One flies, one runs. But neither of them knows how to share. With the help of a wise spider, and the encouragement of the audience, they just might find their way. This fun and creative production is perfect for infants and preschoolers! Tickets available online.

Images of China by Dragon Arts Studio
January 19 – 27, 2013
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

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A collection of vignettes drawing from Chinese culture and literature. The performance begins with “Crane and Turtle”, a traditional puppet act inspired by a classical poem. Other acts include “The Donkey’s Best Friend” about a girl and her father who have different ways of dealing with their stubborn animal and “The Old Man & the Monkeys” with a merchants humorous encounter on the way to the market. Xu Zhengli and Wang Yuqin have performed around the world and have been recognized with the National Heritage Award, the highest honor bestowed on artists. Don’t miss this chance to see these fantastic Chinese puppets. Tickets available by phone or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com .

January 26 – March 10, 2013
StoryBook Theater
Renton, Kirkland, Everett & Seattle

Pinocchio, a little wooden boy, yearns to be real so he can read, run, and make friends like other children do. But his new friends, the clever Cat and Fox, have other plans for this eager-to-please talking puppet. Can Pinocchio manage to outwit his devious friends, tell the truth, and learn from his mistakes? Or will he be forever stuck with knobby knees and a protruding proboscis? Performances great for ages 3+, held at Renton Carco Theatre, Kirkland Performance Center, Everett PUD, and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle. Purchase tickets online.

Disney’s Aladdin
January 25 – February 10, 2013
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm
Youth Theatre Northwest
8805 SE 40th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040

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Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tale. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, Aladdin will take your child on a thrilling and marvelous adventure where every wish is possible. When Aladdin and his faithful monkey Abu release a magical genie from the Cave of Wonders, will Aladdin’s most heartfelt wish finally come true? Featuring the Academy award-winning score with songs A Whole New World and Friend Like Me. Purchase tickets online.