What: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Where: Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley
More info: "Based on the Oscar-winning animated film, celebrating its 25th anniversary this holiday season... the international smash-hit musical gets the Berkeley Playhouse makeover as Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley helms this all new production featuring a diverse and multi-generational cast of more than thirty actors from across the Bay Area. Featuring some of Disney's most popular songs and characters, audiences young and old won't want to miss this magical musical adventure."
When: November 10 - December 23
What: Nutz Remixed
Where: Hammer Theater Center, San Jose
More info: The Nutcracker for the 21st century. "An exuberant re-staging of the treasured classic, The Nutcracker, this magical madcap retake features more than 30 world-class singers, dancers, and circus artists, ranging from Mexican Folklorico dancers to hip-hoppers, ballroom dancers, and gymnasts in a zany holiday spectacular."
When: November 18 - December 24
What: Wheels on the Bus by Bay Area Theater Company
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, SF
More info: "Climb aboard our imaginary bus for an exciting, interactive journey that examines all manner of things that go round and round! What? The bus has stopped? Look inside to find a giant gear that needs repair. Look out the windows. What do you see? Pinwheels! Ferris wheels! Windmills! There will be lots more to explore, as we go all around the town!"
Ages: 6 months to 4 years
When: November 11 - December 18 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings)
What: Fancy Nancy by Bay Area Theater Company
More info: "What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles - and who could forget the tree? This year, Nancy bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and can't wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?" Ages: 4+
When: November 26 - December 29
What: Splish Splash by Bay Area Theater Company
Where: Children's Fairyland (Oakland) and Children's Creativity Museum (SF)
More info: "From the familiar world of bath time and rubber duckies to sailing on the ocean and diving beneath the sea, this interactive theatre experience invites munchkins to explore the wonders of water and discover what this precious resource means to us."
Ages: 6 months to 4 years
When: October 29 - April 2, 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sundays)