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.
Click here to view winners and finalists in all 30 categories.
Winner: Playhouse Square
Playhouse Square’s five historic theaters opened from 1921-1922. Today, Playhouse Square is the nation’s largest performing arts center outside of New York City. Playhouse Square is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is presenting and producing a wide variety of quality performing arts, advancing arts education and creating a destination that is a location for entertainment, business and residential living. 1501 Euclid Ave. #200, 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit arts organization that combines professional theater with arts education in Northeast Ohio. Beck Center creates arts experiences for all ages and abilities. Serving over 65,000 people per year, it produces live professional theater, and theater for children, teens, and adults, with free art gallery spaces, and dance, music, theater, and visual arts education programming for all ages. 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-2540, beckcenter.org
Magical Theatre Company
Magical Theatre Company is Northeast Ohio’s only professional resident and touring Theatre for Young Audiences. Dedicated to bringing quality theater to the young and young-at-heart, they brought Theatre Magic to thousands of families for 40 years. 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, 330-848-3708,