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, Hester 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 AND on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 there’s free face-painting for kids and adults before the show! Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its twelfth October run, ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is one in a series of original Rudie-DeCarlo fairy tale musical comedies that make up the 49-year old award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102, cutting 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, Nima Ghassemian, Tiffany Haile, Sarai Jimenez, Cydne Moore, Joseph Perez and Graham Silbert, with special guest artists Tianna Cohen and Luke McMahan Martin. 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 6-28 only! Saturdays 2 p.m., Sundays 12:30 p.m., 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, by Bill and Pearl Bordy, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.

Gen adm $15; Kids 12 and under $12.50. October special: Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show.

Visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com for more information.

1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, one block east of the Third Street Promenade.

Submitted by Evelyn Rudie Co-Artistic Director Santa Monica Playhouse

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