Looking for a fun night of fam-friendly fun that’s delicious, entertaining and budget-friendly? St. James Academy has you covered.

Their Children’s Dinner Theatre series aims to provide quality local entertainment for children and parents {that ahem, entertains BOTH children and parents!} while raising money for The Ark, a daycare center for homeless children operated by the Episcopal Community Services of Maryland.

Their Fall 2013 Season kicks off on October 11, 2013. You and the kiddos can enjoy dinner together and then head into St. James’ gorgeous theatre space for the hilarious musical stylings of Val Smalkin and Silly Goose. Lauded by Baltimore families (including this mom) as the funniest puppet-and-his-person duo in the Charm City area, Silly Goose and Val put on a show that’ll wow the kiddos — peppered with covert adult antics that will keep you laughing, too.

Val, Silly Goose and Jack

“Children’s Theater is a wonderfully creative experience for young audiences where the performers draw on the audience’s sense of imagination and play.   To make it easy for parents, the evening begins with a simple but delicious dinner in Macdonald Hall and the show ends early enough for most bedtimes. My wife and I enjoy these shows as much as our sons do,” said Karl Adler, Head of School at St. James Academy.

What’s on the dinner theatre menu? Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, iced tea/lemonade and ice cream sandwiches, catered by the church’s Mens Club. Word on the street is that they make a mad meatball.

Dinner begins at 5:30 and the show is over by 7:30 — so the kiddos are fed, home, and in bed by 8:30. That gives you the rest of your Friday evening to relax.

Dinner is $6/person (children under 2 are FREE!). The show is $6/person (babes in arms are free). Reserve your tickets here.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE REST OF THE DINNER THEATRE SERIES: Catch Mike Rose, The Magic Kinda Guy, on November 15, 2013; Nicolo the Jester on February 7, 2014; and Mark Lohr, Vaudeville Clown Extraordinaire, on April 4, 2014.

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by St. James Academy, who wanted to get the word out about their super (cool) children’s dinner theatre! We can’t wait for October 11th! The image is courtesy of Val Smalkin, Silly Goose and Val.