Children attending the family show Strega Nona: The Musical on October 24 and 25 are in for a special treat – they will get the chance to make their own magical pasta dish. Strega Nona, based on the children’s book by Tomie dePaola, tells the tale of a good witch who tries to cure an Italian town of its ills. One of the town’s problems is an uncontrollable pot of pasta that threatens to engulf the town in noodles.
To celebrate the story’s Italian heritage, Maggiano’s South Coast Plaza will host a Make Your Own Official Strega Nona Pasta contest. Each child will receive a chef’s hat to decorate and the ingredients needed to create their pasta. The boy and girl who create the most delicious dish and have the most fun will be crowned King and Queen Pasta Chef by Maggiano’s. The winners will also receive a crown, apron and gift certificate to dine at Maggiano’s. The contest will start an hour before each performance on Saturday and Sunday in the lobby of Samueli Theater. Other activities such as coloring, games and puzzles will also be available for children and families to enjoy together. Click here for more information on Strega Nona.