If your littles love to have classics like Robin Hood and The Princess and the Pea read to them before they drift off to sleep, then we’ve got great news: spring theater in Portland is packed with story-themed stage productions. Read on to get the scoop about four performances we can’t wait to see this season.

photo: Sergejs Matvejevs via Flickr

Peppa Pig
With all the muddy puddles around town lately, why not join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig for some proper muddy puddle adventures! The lovable pig family will be putting on quite a show which includes songs, dancing, and games! Your little piggy is sure to squeal with joy during this exciting theater experience.

When: April 5, doors open at 5 p.m and show begins at 6 p.m.
Cost: $29-$59
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Who: All ages
Online: www.aladdin-theater.com/

photo: Isaiah Tanenbaum via Flickr

Robin Hood
Come watch a favorite folklore hero serve up justice in the Rose City! Robin Hood is riding into town in April along with the entire Sherwood Forest Posse with swords in hand! For a hilarious fun-filled theater experience you won’t want to miss, make sure you check this performance out.

When: April 22-May 21, all showtimes at noon and 4 p.m.
Cost: $16-$25
Where: NW Children’s Theater
1819 NW Everett St.
Who: Ages 6 and up
Online: nwcts.org

Tomás and the Library Lady
Have you met someone that completely changed the course of your life? Tomás Rivera, the son of a migrant worker, met a librarian who taught him how to read and introduced him to the magical world of literature. This heartfelt story, based on true events, will captivate theater-goers both old and young through song and dance.

When: April 1-29, Sat. at 2 & 5 p.m., Sun. at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost: 
$14-$28
Where: Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Who: Ages 5 and up
Online: www.octc.org

photo: Lisa Laricchia via Flickr

Princess and the Pea
Will the girl pass the Queen’s test and notice the tiny pea under a mountain of mattresses? Will she be the suitable princess our prince has been looking for? This interactive performance by the Portland Metro Arts is a perfect option for first-time theater goers sharing a classic story loved by all.

When: June 3, 11 a.m.
Cost: $1/child, $2/adult
Where: Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St.
Who: all ages
Online: pdxmetroarts/The-Princess-The-Pea

Have you and your family had a memorable theater experience here in PDX? Tell us about it in the comments below!

—Sheena Portrait

feature photo:  Cidade do Saber Camcari via flickr