BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
April 13, 1 and 3 pm
This variety show will crack up swashbucklers and landlubbers alike. The show teaches the value of politeness and social courage through pirate escapades and shenanigans.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!
May 12, 1:30 and 5 pm
This PBS icon is hitting the stage to teach guests about kindness and being a great friend. Hop a ride on the trolley to watch Daniel learn what it takes to be King.
MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
100 South St., Morristown
Peg + Cat Live!
Apr. 7, 1:30 and 4:30 pm
They’ll love seeing their fave characters in action with music, comedy and more. See how math saves the day after Peg and Cat encounter a big dog on the way to mail some letters.
Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories
Apr. 15, 4 pm
See the musical stage renditions of five popular kids’ books: Dragons Love Tacos, Interrupting Children, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride and Cocoa School Days. This is a relaxed performance for kids with special needs.
Double Dare Live
May 19, 1 and 7 pm
Remember this super fun (and messy) television game show? Take it on yourself while the legendary host Marc Summers facilitates. Think trivia, a giant obstacle course and all the slime.
McCARTER THEATRE CENTER
91 University Pl., Princeton
May 11, 7:30 pm
Marvel at the traveling Acrobuffos, who will wow the kids with giant balloons, stellar kites and a massive snow globe.
1 Center St., Newark
The Rainbow Fish
Apr. 13, 11 am
See the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia take on this classic children’s book. Follow Rainbow Fish into the ocean to teach the kids the perks of being an individual.
The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare
May 31, 7 pm
Get a lesson in all things literary when Jack and Annie, of the famed Mary Pope Osbourne book series, meet the legendary playwright himself!
RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
Illusionist Kevin Spencer
Apr. 12 at 7 pm
The kids won’t believe their eyes at this production of fast-paced magic. Audience members will be chosen to assist the world-renowned illusionist complete unbelievable feats.
SHEA CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
300 Pompton Rd., Wayne
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Apr. 16, 10:30 am
Follow this French schoolgirl as she learns that first impressions aren’t everything after she meets a new neighbor. This is a sensory-friendly program for kids on the autism spectrum.
The Jungle Book
Apr. 27, 2 pm
See Virginia Repertory Theatre perform their rendition of Mowgli’s classic tale. This story teaches kids that all life, animal or human, should be respected.
SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange
Laurie Berkner Solo
May 19, 3 pm
Bring your youngest to see this beloved kids’ singer and performer. Splurge on VIP tickets to meet Laurie and score an autographed pic of the Laurie Berkner Band.
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
April 14, 3 pm
This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show will be put on by NJ Symphony Orchestra. Watch them play the score live as the film plays on a screen behind them.
Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic
Apr. 26-28, times vary
Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more as they learn how to make magic for the neighborhood magic show. It’ll teach the kids that practice makes perfect, and that they can do anything they set their minds to.
1601 Irving St., Rahway
Henry & Mudge
Apr. 28, 2 pm
Henry, new to town, can’t find a playmate. That’s where Mudge, a 182-pound pup, comes in. See their adventures at this sensory-friendly showing for kids on the autism spectrum.
Animaniacs Live! In Concert
May 18, 7 pm
Remember this hit ’90s cartoon? Share it with your kids as a full orchestra performs more than a dozen classic songs that’ll bring on serious nostalgia.