Thursday, January 23, 2014

'Jason and the Argonauts' Has CC 'Greeking' Out at The Wallis

'Jason and the Argonauts' at The Wallis Center for Performing Arts
Picture this. A young man, who is the hidden son of a slain king, goes on a quest to take back the throne of his father while in the process slaying a dragon to nab a coveted golden fleece.

Now picture that with two guys, a muscled group of action figures and one extremely versatile wooden cart.

The result? A fun, laugh-out-loud mythological adventure that sparks the imagination and takes kids (and adults!) on a clever journey across a vast and ferocious sea.

That's what Jason and the Argonauts offers up at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

CC and I caught a performance of the kid-friendly (ages 8+) production from the Visible Fictions children's theater of Scotland at the new family-friendly theater.

It was amazing to see two talented actors (Tim Settle and Neil Tomas) take on so many roles -- and maintain an athletic flexibility at the same time. (Jumping up and down from that wooden cart must have burned a ton of calories!) They engaged the audience, took on a multitude of characters and generally took families on the sea voyage of a lifetime.

Before the show, CC and other kids were even invited to make their own paper boats, which added to the fun.

CC at The Wallis
Jason and the Argonauts runs through Feb. 2 at The Wallis, which has a very family-friendly lineup that includes performances of Baseball Swing with The Baseball All-Star Jazz Band and The Trumpet of the Swan.

While general admission tickets to Jason are $25, click here and use promotional code ARGO to buy tickets for just $12.50 for selected performances.

We will definitely be going back!

Jason and the Argonauts (Through Feb. 2)
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tickets: $25.00 (General Admission) and performances are Thursday and Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm; Sundays at 2pm and 5pm. Recommended for ages 8+; running time is 65 minutes

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