It’s not just the superb design work and eye-popping special effects that make Enchantment Theatre’s shows unique. Beautifully choreographed, the company’s movement-based productions effectively mix mime and dance into a stylized ballet of color and sound that entrances both the kids and their adult companions.
– Philadelphia Weekly
Each year Enchantment takes one of our major works on the road to reach school groups and families well beyond Philadelphia. The tours generally cover 30-40 states, where audiences of 50,000 to 100,000 children see our shows. The presentation venues comprise a great variety of performance spaces, from a huge tent in eastern North Carolina Festival to the Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Company has also toured in the Far East six times.
Enchantment also provides a unique in-front-of-the-orchestra theatrical experience that enlivens and enriches symphonic concerts for young people. Performing right on the stage with the orchestra helps tell the story of the music and captivate the attention of young audiences. We have performed with more than 65 symphony orchestras nationwide and in Canada, including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Seattle Symphony and orchestras in Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta, to name a few.
What a visually spectacular and magical performance of Aladdin! It was AMAZING!! Enchantment Theatre has always used ‘illusion’ and ‘magic’ in their productions, but the integration and execution of these elements in Aladdin was nothing like I’ve ever seen. The stories within the story unfolded so stunningly and were constantly filled with surprises. Although our school day audiences were mostly K-5, the complexity and sophistication of the unique production elements of this literature adaptation would certainly be appreciated by middle and high school students. The study guide was top notch (as are all ETC’s Study Guides) for preparing students to understand the subject matter, and theatrical elements, as well as how and why Enchantment adapted these tales in the way they did.
-Cathy von Storch, Education Coordinator, The Paramount Theater
2017-2018 National Tour: My Father’s Dragon
When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home… MORE
Symphonic Productions – Available Now
An enchanted tree bears golden apples, an evil magician conjures up a terrible storm, and statues come to life in this imaginative production about Prince Ivan and the fabulous Firebird…MORE
Inspired by the rich musical imagery of composer Maurice Ravel, we enter the world of Mother Goose as she tells the enchanting stories of her childhood…MORE
Join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine, and her cast of fabulous characters: sail on Sinbad’s ship to exotic lands; battle a giant dragon with the Kalandar Prince; discover Aladdin’s lamp and the surprises hidden inside…MORE
Symphonic Productions – Available on Special Request
Cinderella, music by Sergei Prokofiev
The Symphony and the Sorcerer, music by Beethoven, Bach, Shostakovich and Rossini
Music, Magic & Mischief, featuring The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas) and The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel (R. Strauss)
Halloween Spooktacular, music by Gounoud, Grieg, Saint Saens and others
An Evening of Magic at The Pops, music by Bach/Stokowski, Gershwin, Shostakovitch and others
Book an Enchantment Production…
To book our Theater productions contact Barbara Simon at Brad Simon Organization: 212-730-2132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To book our Symphonic productions contact Landis Smith at 267-481-0108 or email@example.com
Watch the following video to learn more about our Symphonic work.