Nine O’Clock Players resume performances

| September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

THE CATERPILLAR from “Alice in Wonderland” signs autographs for young audience members in a previous production.

Nine O’Clock Players, founded in 1929 by the Assistance League, will be reopening the doors of its historic Los Angeles theater this month.

To kick off the comeback, the group will present “Cinderella: The True Story.” The inaugural performance will take place Sun., Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. with other performances scheduled on Sundays, November 13, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

This performance of Cinderella will present a lead character who believes generosity is what makes us truly rich, a prince in disguise and a fairy godmother who, like everyone, makes mistakes sometimes.

The 330-seat theater is located in Hollywood at 1367 N. St. Andrews Pl. and has been a shining light in children’s theater for decades. Seeing a live theater performance can be a magical experience for a child. As local mom Caroline Tracy says, “You can see the wonder in kids’ eyes when they see the sets, the actors, costumes and makeup — not to mention the performances.”

The mission of the Nine O’Clock Players, according to its website, is “to introduce children to the magic of live performance, literature and music through the joy of theatre.”

The group brings theater to children who might not otherwise be exposed to live performances. Field trips are made available at no or little cost, so that low-income and special needs families have the opportunity to share in the joy that live theater can bring.

The award-winning players normally do two full musical productions and host 12,000 children annually. Due to the pandemic, the theater closed its doors for two years, but carried on with virtual performances, which continue to be available on the website.

For $15 tickets to “Cinderella: The True Story,” call 323-545-6153 or visit

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