Best Children's Theater: Columbus Children's Theatre

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
512 Park St., Arena District, 614-224-6672,

What's "The Wizard of Oz" without the Munchkins? Not much more than a confused girl with cute shoes.

Likewise, munchkins are at the heart of every story at Columbus Children's Theatre from the front of the stage to the back.

Featuring productions like "Cinderella" and "Stuart Little" (and the occasional PG-13 show like "Rent" or "The Producers"), this award-winning venue offers access to the arts for everyone in the family.

Much more than just a drama club, CCT offers full seasons of theater for families, a professional touring troupe and workshops and classes for pint-sized players. Who knew the path to The Great White Way started right here in Columbus?

Runners-up: The Phoenix Theatre for Children, Abbey Theatre of Dublin