For both practical and aesthetic reasons, theatres are banding together to create new works in rolling world premieres.
In addition to the usual perennial holiday fare, December shows repurpose classic tales for all ages.
Is your child the family scene-stealer? Theatres across the country have classes and activities for students to take part in during the summer months.
The season will include tiny piglets, a curious monkey, and a bit of rock-n-roll.