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Boston Performance Events for Kids and Families

Introducing your child to live theatre and performances at a young age is a terrific idea. Not only will they learn to appreciate the talents of others, they may just be inspired to find their own gift of performing art.

Toe Jam Puppet BandNew Bedford, $
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Wed, December 30, 2020   
Join us every Monday to sing, dance and play the hour away with the famous Toe Jam Puppet Band! Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band!
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
Cats The MusicalBoston, $$
Tue, January 7, 2020  -  Sun, January 19, 2020   
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!
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Illusionist Matt Roberts: “Charismatic Comedy Magic”Arlington, $$
Sat, January 18, 2020   
Be astonished as solid objects vanish, change size and pass through each other, right before your very eyes! Children and adults of all ages will be in hysterics, as audience members become STARS of the show.
Sunday Jazz at the W Gallery in Wayland - The Debby Larkin/Jeff Stout QuintetWayland
Sun, January 19, 2020  -  Sun, January 19, 2020   
The third Jazz event in the series features the Debby Larkin/ Jeff Stout Quintet. This husband and wife team perform jazz classics from the Great American Songbook with clever interplay, natural arrangements and mutual enjoyment.
The Rainbow FishNewton, $$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Experience the sparkling story of 'The Rainbow Fish' with his silver scales and heart of gold in this original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's award-winning book
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Young Company Winter Festival Theatre 2020Stoneham, $
Wed, January 22, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Performed by talented actors in grades 1-12, the young company at the Greater Boston Stage present four fantastic Winter Festival shows for audiences of all ages January 23 - February 2!
The Magic of BonapartéArlington, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Bonaparté's Award-Winning family magic presentations have established him as New England's Premier Children's Performer. He captivates the imagination of each child leading them on a fun-filled journey into his whimsical world of magic.
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping BeautyActon, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping Beauty! Acton Recreation is happy to once again bring another great Marionette show to the new Recreation Department in our large multipurpose room.
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Celebrate! with Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy — Lion DanceBoston, Free
Sat, January 25, 2020   
Enjoy a traditional Chinese lion dance ceremony with origins dating back more than a thousand years in honor of Lunar New Year.
BYSO presents Verdi's AIDA (One-Time Performance!)Cambridge, $
Sun, January 26, 2020  -  Sun, January 26, 2020   
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Presented by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and BYSO Opera Chorus. ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Mean Girls The MusicalBoston, $$
Tue, January 28, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
Cady Heron may have grown up in Africa, but nothing prepared her for the wild ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this newbie become popular?
Respect: A Boston Arts Academy Tribute to Aretha FranklinRoxbury, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
Sudbury River Valley Songwriters Evening IIIWayland
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Enjoy an evening of songcraft with four wonderful singer-songwriters from the New England music scene on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7 pm at the W Gallery in Wayland, MA.
Children's Series: Bending GravityHopkinton, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
A mesmerizing performance of over ten object manipulation skills choreographed to diverse music that will leave the audience smiling and in awe. Don't miss this show!
First Stage Student Open Mic NightWayland
Sun, February 9, 2020  -  Sun, February 9, 2020   
This open mic, for students in grades 5 through 12, gives aspiring musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of friends, neighbors, and the larger community. We welcome everyone from rock bands to classical soloists.
Magic and Beyond featuring Illusionist David GarrityArlington, $
Sat, February 15, 2020  -  Sat, February 15, 2020   
A one person illusion show featuring the illusionist David Garrity that features unique theatrical and visual magic and comedy to a custom edited musical soundtrack.
The Amazing MaxNewton, $$
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Mon, February 17, 2020   
Experience the magic of The Amazing Max this Presidents' Day! Max seamlessly combines tricks and comedy with his extraordinary skills as a magician and entertainer.
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Celebrate! Valerie Tutson: Tales From African TraditionsBoston, Free
Wed, February 19, 2020  -  Wed, February 19, 2020   
Drawing from her own travels, the internationally known storyteller brings to life myths, folktales, and historical accounts from the African continent and the African diaspora with beauty, humor, and wisdom. Come...
The Airborne ComediansBrookline, $
Sun, February 23, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages.
Fiddler On The RoofBoston, $$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece.
Davey the ClownBrookline, $
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Davey the Clown's show is big and funny, perfect family entertainment that will keep both kids and adults convulsed — with laughter and enjoyment! At the Coolidge Corner Theatre!
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Celebrate! Celtic Bells - The Irish in BostonBoston, Free
Sat, March 14, 2020   
Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston through songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home as immigrants in America. Enjoy the lively music of the fiddle, bodhran...
Boston Baroque Presents: Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsBoston, $$
Fri, March 27, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
Boston Baroque returns to two of Vivaldi’s masterworks for its spring concerts. The Four Seasons—Vivaldi’s quartet of concerti depicting the seasons—will feature GRAMMY-nominated concertmaster Christina Day Martinson.
Celebrate! Bright Star Touring Theatre: We Can Do It! American Women in HistoryBoston, Free
Sat, March 28, 2020   
Be inspired by some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more!
Good News GusBrookline, $
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Join Harry LaCoste as he wiggles, giggles, juggles and jams with his sunshine- spreading sidekick, Good News Gus! Good News Gus is a fuzzy yellow puppet!
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Shen Yun 2020Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
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Rick Adams: Red's Recycle 'o RamaBoston, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020   
Assisted by Rusty, the recycled and recycling dog, Red uses storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs and fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Join in and explore creative and...
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s AriodanteBoston, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
With a plot filled with moonlight encounters, attempted seductions, and star-crossed lovers, Handel’s seldom-performed masterwork comes to glorious life in the hands of a stellar cast—the perfect finale for Boston Baroque's 2019-20 season.
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2020Boston, $$
Sat, July 11, 2020   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
Bread & Puppet Theater's 'The Overtakelessness Circus'Cambridge, Free
Sun, September 6, 2105  -  Sun, September 6, 2105   
The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day weekend 'little big tour' down to the Boston area, this year bringing their ''The Overtakelessness Circus' to Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
Tue, March 5, 3016  -  Sat, May 28, 2016   
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same.

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