4 Summer Theatre Shows Your Kids Will Love

These local theaters have the perfect family activities for June.

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National Theatre, June 9–21

So what if we’re biased? Newsies combines our three favorite things: song, dance, and journalism. The Disney musical, based on the 1992 cult-classic film, tells the tale of Jack Kelly, a delivery boy who stands up to his boss, a greedy newspaper publisher. $48 to $108.

Peter Pan

ThreeSixty Theatre at Tysons Corner Center, June 24–August 16

Chances are you’ve never seen Peter Pan like this. Performed inside an immersive-theater tent, this cutting-edge, live production incorporates overhead, surround CGI projection and flying sequences as high as 40 feet. $25 to $125.

Double Trouble

Imagination Stage, Lerner Family Theatre, June 24-August 14

Based on Erich Kästner’s novel Lottie & Lisa, this play depicts the classic parent trap tale of separated twins trying to bring together their split families. $10-$25

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

National Theatre, July 14-25

Nominated for eleven Helen Hayes awards, and winning two, this production brings one of Roald Dahl’s popular novels to life. Embark on a magical journey with The BFG and little orphan Sophie as they try to save children from other not-so-friendly giants. $14 to $38.