Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) brings “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to the Children’s Creativity Museum Theater, 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco 94103, weekends from March 21 – April 5, with performances at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Inspired by the best known fantasy novel of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, this classic tale of a magical visit to a land frozen in eternal winter under a powerful witch’s spell takes a new twist in BACT’s production, as two actors and a small movement ensemble create the adventure of four siblings who climb into a closet in a creaky English mansion and push through the musty old coats into a wondrous but dangerous new world.
Adapted for the stage by Le Clanché du Rand, BACT’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” immerses audiences in the magic of the siblings’ experience by using original music to underscore the action, movement and lightning-fast character changes, the clink of steel swords in stage combat, and vivid projections. A larger-than-life puppet commands the stage as the regal lion Aslan.
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is recommended for ages 5 and up.