One of the world's most beautiful, enduring children's stories comes to life as the COCA Theatre Company presents The Little Prince. Adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's best-selling book, this musical performance stars Edwardsville native (and now New York-based actor and singer-songwriter) Michael Beatty as the Aviator and St. Louisan Michael Harp as the titular wee ruler. The whole family will be enchanted by this show, which is directed by Shanara Gabrielle. Few stories contain so much genuine magic -- and so much truth about the human spirit.
7 p.m. Fri. & 5 p.m. Sat. (Mar. 6-14), 1 p.m. Sun., Mar. 8. Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org). $14 to $18.
Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m.; Sun., March 8, 1 p.m. Starts: March 6. Continues through March 14, 2015