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“ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is ABSOLUTELY GREAT!” raves showmag.com. “An absolute family treat!” exclaims The Tolucan Times. It’s the classic Family Theatre Halloween musical for Kids 2 to 102 – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steve, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller happily save Halloween for one more year.
As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Halloween month special: Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show. Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its 13th October run, ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is one in a series of original Rudie-DeCarlo fairy tale musical comedies that make up the award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102 now celebrating its 50th year as it cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience the entire family can enjoy.
Helmed by Graham Silbert from Chris DeCarlo’s original direction, with book, music & lyrics by DeCarlo, Evelyn Rudie & Matthew Wrather, the ingenious costumes are created by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, with production and graphic design by The Attic Room. ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN features internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre members Celeste Akiki, Elodie Cammarata, Tiffany Haile, Sarai Jimenez, Cydne Moore, Joseph Perez, Graham Silbert, with special guest artists Luke McMahan Martin and Rodney Walker. Birthday and tea parties, hosted by a gaily-costumed member of the ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN Company, are available in conjunction with every performance. What’s the one holiday show you absolutely cannot miss? ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN of course! October 5-27 only! Saturdays 2pm, Sundays 12:30pm, It’s Around Town’s “Favorite Pick!” It’ll be yours, too!
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.