Richard St. Clair

LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD (People’s Light): What is a panto?

Takeaway: Bring your kids to this unique Philadelphia area tradition!

GYPSY (Arden): A self-aware musical

Another take on the Arden’s GYPSY

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Arden Children’s Theatre): Another year with frog and toad

The simple tricks of the stage awe an audience of CGI-era children, showing that even something as normal as friendship can be magic.

Matteo Scammell as the Beast in the Arden’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Photo credit: Mark Garvin)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Arden): An innovative retelling of a favorite fairytale

Director Whit MacLaughlin employs both live actors and shadow puppets to convey both the darkness and magic of the popular story.