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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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35 reviews
5 stars
This show runs straight through with no intermission. It's over with a smidgen before 3:45 with a 2 pm matinee or 9:45 pm for an 8 pm show.
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10 reviews
2 stars
I wore bring a sweater because it can get cool in the theater. .
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"The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon"
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4.4 average rating
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44 events
19 reviews
24 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

Very creative and fun. Venue was spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Parking was free and convenient.

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5 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

It was quite intertaining, it followed the book and the art work was amazing. Everyone enjoyed it. The cast signed the book after the play. It was just the right amount of time also.

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5 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

Very Entertaining! My five year old daughter was amazed at the purple crayon special effects in the background. This is her first theater experience and we were so happy with the production.

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Directed by Leslie Reidel

Music by Charles Gilbert

Adapted by Leslie Reidel, Jennifer Blatchley Smith, and Landis Smith

From the beloved book series by Crockett Johnson

“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.”

So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination.

Enchantment Theatre Company’s production will take you on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars (shooting stars, spaceships!), joins a circus (he walks a tightrope!), and meets a king in an enchanted garden (there’s a dragon!). The Harold books have captivated families for more than fifty years, celebrating the imagination of children and the unique way they see the world.

Using life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Enchantment’s production will delight and anyone from children Harold’s age, all the way up to grandparents – anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.