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Spring Performances in NJ The Kids Will Love

These local productions will put a little spring in your step.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE THEATRE OF NJ
 

BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
201-227-1030

Disney Junior Dance Party
April 18, 3 and 6 pm

Hosts Dee and Jay will be accompanied by the DJ Dance Squad and welcome Mickey and Minnie, Doc McStuffins, the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor and more to sing and dance on stage for tiny fans everywhere. They'll even get to see characters from Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals in the show, both from two new hit series.

PJ Masks: Time to Be a Hero Live!
April 23, 6 pm

Take the little ones to see Catboy, Owlette and Gekko sing original songs onstage. They'll transform from kids to superheroes before their eyes when they activate their animal amulets and save the day.

MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

100 South St., Morristown
973-539-8008

New Jersey Ballet’s Hansel and Gretel
Mar. 25, 3 pm

The kiddos can see their imagination come to life at this retelling of the infamous Brothers Grimm tale. A brother and sister are captured by a witch who lives in a gingerbread house—how will they escape? Tickets start at $15 per person.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
Apr. 8, 2 and 5:30 pm

Daniel and his friends want your little ones ages 2-6 to join them for a tiger-ific musical. They’ll learn about compassion, charity and friendship. Tickets start at $20 per person. MPAC will also host performances of Disney Junior Dance Party on April 22 and Pete the Cat on April 23.

McCARTER THEATRE CENTER

91 University Pl., Princeton
609-258-2787

Crowns
Mar. 17-Apr. 1, times vary

Bring your kids ages 12 and over to learn about a Chicago teen whose life is uprooted when she moves in with her grandmother in South Carolina. The story of family will warm your hearts (yes, even your teens’). Tickets start at $25 per person.

NJPAC

1 Center St., Newark
888-466-5722

The Sleeping Beauty: Russian National Ballet
Apr. 7, 8 pm

Witness the birth of Sleeping  Beauty set to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s original score. You know the story, but you won’t want to miss the costumes, choreography and talent that’ll shed new light on this classic. Tickets are $29-69 per person.

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
908-725-3420

Olive & Pearl
Apr. 9 at 10 am, 1:30 and 4 pm

Hop on a sensory journey at this Treehouse Shakers show about a girl and her grandmother for ages two and up. $10 per person.

Air Play
Apr. 20 at 7 pm

Ages 7 and up will love this circus-inspired adventure, about two siblings who discover beauty in everyday objects like fabric and balloons. $10 per person.

SHEA CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
973-720-2000

My Wonderful Day
Apr. 19-22, times vary

A 9-year-old transforms her day-to-day into a heartfelt and comedic commentary on life. $15 per person.

Broadway Backstage!
Apr. 27, 8 pm

Watch six Broadway stars belt out tunes from musicals like Chicago, Wicked, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar. They’ll share onstage mishaps, big break moments and insider stories. $42-48 per person.

SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
973-313-2787

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Mar. 24, 2 pm

Your lil’ hoppers will love this puppet show about a young bunny who runs away, only to find his love of adventure doesn’t compare to his love of family. $20-25 per person.

Treasure Island
Apr. 7, 2 pm

Sail the high seas with pirates on a search for buried treasure. Long John Silver and his mutineers will keep your swashbucklers at the edge of their seats. It’s worth the gold coins: $20 per person.

STATE THEATRE

15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick 
732-246-7469

Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party!
Mar. 30-Apr. 2, times vary

This interactive show features iconic characters from your childhood and theirs. Your family’s faves will have you moving, grooving and laughing. $15-100 per person.

Wizard of Oz
May 4-5, times vary

Even though there’s no place like home, take your kids on a trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Find heart, courage and brains with Dorothy and Toto, but steer clear of the flying monkeys! $35-98 per person.

STUDIO PLAYERS

14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair
973-744-9752

Stuart Little
Apr. 14-15, 21-22, 1:30 and 3:30 pm

Who could forget E.B. White’s Stuart Little? The rambunctious mouse is going on a mission that includes boat races, mischievous cats and of course, his toy car. $8 per person.

TWO RIVER THEATER

21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400

American Repertory Ballet Generations: Influences from the Modern Age
Mar. 23-24, 8 pm

Get them on pointe and introduce your crew to the beauty of ballet. This triple-billed program features There is a Time, Sea Shadow and Rite of Spring, showcasing the works of modern dance pioneers. Tickets start at $28 per person.

UCPAC

1601 Irving St., Rahway
732-499-8226

I AM TANGO by Tango Lovers
Apr. 15, 6 pm

No worries if you’re not up for dancing. Sit back and watch the artistic evolution of tango performed by World Tango Dance Champions, plus learn how the genre has danced its way across the world. $32-119 per person.

 

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