Theater, Family Fare

Broadway Babies

When: Sat., May 26, 12 p.m., Sun., May 27, 1 p.m., Mon., May 28, 1 p.m., Fri., June 1, 5 p.m., Sat., June 2, 5 p.m., Wed., June 6, 4 p.m., Thu., June 7, 4 p.m., Fri., June 8, 5 p.m. and Sat., June 9, 12 p.m. 2012

Not your kid's recital. The Charleston Acting Studio's Musical Theatre Performance Troupe will present Broadway standards, but unlike a regular school play, these kids can actually sing and act.

Inspire your rugrats. There's nothing more inspiring to a little kid than seeing another little kid get up on stage and bravely sing in front of a darkened room full of strangers. It could spur a lifelong love of the arts.

It's a hard-knock life. From Annie to Oliver, there are plenty of family-friendly showtunes out there. But we're not so sure about Little Shop of Horrors. Hopefully they'll skip "Dentist!" ("When I was younger, just a bad little kid/My mama noticed funny things I did/Like shootin' puppies with a BB gun/I'd poison guppies, and when I was done/I'd find a pussycat and bash in its head") and go for the opening theme song instead.

Stephanie Barna

Price: $13/adults, $11/children under 12

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