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April 9, 2009

An ode to Imagination Stage

Filed Under: Maryland

It's spring break from pre-k for my daughter this week. So yesterday I took her to see "Heidi" at Imagination Stage...and was reminded again why Bethesda, MD is one of the best cities for raising kids on the East Coast. A place like Imagination Stage is a rare gift to a community.

The "Heidi" production is fabulous (for ages five+), the theater is beautiful and state-of-the-art, and the entire facility is a joy to visit. We were helped by friendly staff every step of the way, enjoyed great eats from the on-site cafe, and had fun visiting their gift shop - which is truly one of THE best toy stores in the DC area (especially for dress-up/imaginative play and unique educational toys). Loves it, loves it, loves it. Well worth the drive, even for those of us coming from afar.

Advance tix are already on sale for Imagination Stage's summer production, "Lyle the Crocodile," (for ages four+) based on the popular children's books by Bernard Waber. And their Story Theatre program for ages two to four has been expanded, with more 30-40 minute performances suited to younger attention spans.

If you live in Bethesda, also be sure to check out their creative summer camps for ages four+.

Posted by Sarah at 12:51 PM.