The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “Best live theater experience for kids” category.
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Winner: Playhouse Square
As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, this not-for-profit performing arts center in Cleveland attracts more than one million guests per year, making it a hotspot for both parent date nights and family outings. Families are welcome year-round, but kids will particularly love the annual Children’s Theater Series, designed to introduce the world of live theater to the next generation.
Beck Center for the Arts
Located in Lakewood, Beck Center for the Arts is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization that combines professional theatrical productions with comprehensive curriculum-based arts education in creative arts therapies, dance, music, theater and visual arts.
Fine Arts Association
Offering classes, private music lessons, theater performances, concerts and cultural activities, this Willoughby organization creates opportunities for members of the community to be involved in every aspect of the theatrical experience, from onstage to backstage to being in the audience.
Magical Theatre Company
This award-winning Barberton company employs designers, actors, producers and directors with credentials from Broadway to Hollywood. Its resident productions, touring shows, camps and educational programming are designed to nurture the minds and spirits of young people.