ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN! A Magical, Marvelous Musical
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Santa Monica Playhouse is excited to present the in-person return of its modern classic, now celebrating its15th year (live-streaming in 2020) as part of the Playhouse’s “We’re Back” play series.
ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is ABSOLUTELY GREAT! showmag.com. An absolute family treat! 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, Stuffy Steve, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller 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. Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its 15th 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 that celebrates 51 years 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, Tiffany Haile, Cydne Moore, Joseph Perez, Graham Silbert, with special guest artist Jason Erickson. Birthday 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! Friday 6pm twilight shows October 1-29. Special Halloween performance Sunday, October 31 at 2pm. It’s Around Town’s “Favorite Pick!” It’ll be yours, too!
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Rotary Club Foundation and Playhouse PALS. All current protocols are observed.