Spring Performances in NJ The Kids Will Love
These local productions will put a little spring in your step.
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30 N Van Brunt St., Englewood
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.
100 South St., Morristown
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.
91 University Pl., Princeton
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.
1 Center St., Newark
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.
118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
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.
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.
300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
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.
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.
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
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.
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.
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
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.
14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair
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.
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
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.
1601 Irving St., Rahway
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.