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Boston Theatre for Kids and Families

Most Boston Theatre stages feature family-friendly performances throughout the year suitable to kids. Find out what's playing near you in Boston and introduce your kids to the wonders of live performance.


ImprovBoston Family ShowCambridge, $
Sat, December 15, 2018  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Hilarious improvised comedy show that everyone in the family will love. This evening full of interactive games and music, performed by the ImprovBoston Family Show Crew, is sure to bring out the child in everyone.
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Mon, April 13, 2020   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
Blue Man Group: Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Sat, June 8, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 2019-2020Concord, $
Sat, September 14, 2019  -  Sat, April 18, 2020   
Come enjoy an interactive one of a kind theatre experience at Concord Youth Theatre! Everyone has the chance to watch their favorite stories come to life, and even participate with a sing-a-long or special talent!
August Wilson's FENCESConcord, $$
Fri, November 1, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Production of classic drama by The Umbrella Stage Company the first to be staged in the new black box theater of its newly constructed multi-theater complex at 40 Stow St, Concord
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Mayor's Holiday: Up to 50% off Holiday ShowsBoston, $$
Wed, November 6, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Arts Boston invites Boston residents and visitors to give their holidays extra sparkle with Mayor's Holiday discount tickets for theatre, dance and music performances.
'The Smuggler' presented by the Boston Playwrights' TheatreBoston, $$
Thu, November 7, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) continues its 2019-20 season with The Smuggler by Ronán Noone. Running from November 7-24, this darkly-comic drama is directed by Judy Braha.
Concord Players presents Funny Girl (Weekly, Fri & Sat)Concord, $
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
A star of Zeigfeld Follies, radio, Broadway and Hollywood. Don't miss this full scale production with a large cast, elaborate costumes, spectacular sets, and a 24-piece orchestra.
Anton Chekvov's The Seagull - Weekly on Fri & SatNeedham, $
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Arlekin Players Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s classic dark comedy The Seagull, featuring members of the Arlekin company performing alongside three of Boston’s favorite professional actors.
Anton Chekvov's The Seagull - Weekly on SaturdayNeedham, $
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Arlekin Players Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s classic dark comedy The Seagull, featuring members of the Arlekin company performing alongside three of Boston’s favorite professional actors.
Anton Chekvov's The Seagull - Weekly on Sun. at 2PMNeedham, $
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Arlekin Players Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s classic dark comedy The Seagull, featuring members of the Arlekin company performing alongside three of Boston’s favorite professional actors.
Anton Chekvov's The Seagull - Weekly on Sun. at 7PMNeedham, $
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Arlekin Players Theatre presents Anton Chekhov’s classic dark comedy The Seagull, featuring members of the Arlekin company performing alongside three of Boston’s favorite professional actors.
Theatre With a Twist's Production of Disney's 'Frozen, Jr.'Acton, $
Fri, November 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Theatre With a Twist presents the Little Stars production of the modern Disney classic Frozen, Jr. for nine exciting performances! Watch as local talent all around MetroWest bring this magical story to life.
Quixote NuevoBoston, $$$
Fri, November 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic adaption of the classic novel.
The Bremen Town MusiciansBrookline, $
Today  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! Join CactusHead Puppets for this hilarious retelling!
A Drag Queen ChristmasBoston, $$
Today   
A Drag Queen Christmas. It’s a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show on VH1.
The Seven Deadly SinsBoston, $$
Today  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
The world premiere of Wilder’s entire one-act play cycle of 'The Seven Deadly Sins', presented by Suffolk University Theatre Department. Directed by Wesley Savick, Micaleen Rodgers (SU '20) and Sydney T Grant (SU '15)
Roald Dahl's Matilda The MusicalFoxboro, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Tickets on sale now for Un-Common Theatre's Road DAhl's Matilda The Muscial. Four shows, Nov. 22-24 at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/The Orpheum, Foxboro.
Mandolin Orange at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy.
Irving Berlin's Holiday InnWeston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway—as well as his fiancé dance partner Lila—to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut …
The Wizard of Oz, Youth Version (Neverland Theatre)Salem, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Neverland Theatre invites you to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the movie, The Wizard of Oz! Join a talented all youth cast for this magical show, which is true to the movie!
The Boomer Boys - A Hilarious Music RevueArlington, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
The show features a book and lyrics by the writing team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Music is by Wayland Pickard. Van Zandt also directs.
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The Nutcracker: Commonwealth Ballet 2019Weston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
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The Nutcracker - Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Kick off your holiday season Thanksgiving weekend with a spectacular treat for the whole family, The Nutcracker. Featuring a full-sized, live orchestra, this production will enchant you with its brilliant dancing and...
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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2019Boston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to...
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Miracle on 34th StreetStoneham, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's Department store. Based on the...
A Christmas CarolCambridge
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The ghosts of Christmas past, present & future come to life in this intimate retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, staged in the round and refreshed with puppetry and dancing.
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Go Home, Tiny MonsterBrookline, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Told entirely without words, “Go Home Tiny Monster” features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, physical theater, live music, joyously absurd silliness, and surprising poignancy.
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The Nutcracker: José Mateo Ballet Theatre 20192 Locations, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre honors the classical tradition by continuing what may well be New England’s longest running interpretation of The Nutcracker ballet.
MadonnaBoston, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Madonna will bring her recently announced Madame X Tour to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for three performances from November 30th through December 2nd.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas CarolBoston, $$$
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The fabulous, heartwarming holiday tale is coming to Boston! Experience the Smoky Mountain reimagination of Charles' Dickens' classic story this holiday season. December 3rd through 29th.
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PJ Masks LIVE! at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019   
PJ Masks Live! is back with an all-new, super-heroic, musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series, “The PJ Masks,” leaping, flipping and climbing, live on stage.
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A Celtic Family Christmas w/ Natalie MacMaster & Donnell LeahyAmherst, $$
Wed, December 4, 2019   
The award-winning fiddle virtuosos are joined by their stellar band and their amazingly, talented children, as they invite you into an intimate Cape Breton, MacMaster-Leahy Christmas celebration.
Cirque Du Soleil presents: AxelWorcester, $$$
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice a New Experience Fusing World-Class Ice Skating with Breathtaking Acrobatics at the DCU Center for six performances only.
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Black Nativity 2019Boston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
This year marks the 49th season of Langston Hugh’s Black Nativity in Boston, now at the Paramount Theater of Emerson College! Don't miss out!
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Don’t miss this family favorite that the Boston Globe is calling a “holiday staple” and the Orlando Sentinel deems an “utterly charming, top-notch production.”
Moscow Ballet Great Russian NutcrackerBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Friday, December 6! This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
Tuck EverlastingConcord, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Based on the book by the same name which also inspired a 2002 Disney movie, this magical, musical adventure by The umbrella Stage Company is fun for the whole family and a dazzling spectacle!
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Reagle Music Theatre Presents 'ChristmasTime' SpectacularWaltham, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present its annual holiday spectacular, ChristmasTime, from December 1-9th at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452).
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Blue Man Group Holiday ShowsBoston, $$$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Blue Man Group Boston is getting festive this holiday season by offering an extended show schedule, seasonal selfie opportunities and spirited holiday content that will delight both Bostonians and visitors alike.
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A Charlie Brown ChristmasLowell, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage will bring holiday cheer to Boston with a limited engagement at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for 3 shows only.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker to SudburySudbury, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Rogers Theater for two performance only on December 8, 1:00 & 5:00
Frozen JuniorWinchester, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
KCT Stage Company presents FROZEN JR with a cast of 50 students ages 7-14. This musical is a perfect entertainment for all ages based on the 2018 Broadway musical!
Frozen Jr.Winchester, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
KCT Stage Company presents FROZEN JR with a cast of 50 students ages 7-14. This musical is a perfect entertainment for all ages based on the 2018 Broadway musical!
Club Drosselmeyer 1942Cambridge, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
In this immersive, interactive rendition of the Nutcracker, you’ll find puzzles, swing dancing, music, and theatrics all set in the world of a 1942 night club.
Rupi Kaur at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.”
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The Christmas Revels 2019Cambridge, $$$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
December PantoNewburyport, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Bah, humbug! Theater in the Open celebrates the holiday season with this Dickens classic, presented in true TITO style. So be prepared for anything to happen!
Hallmark Channel Presents: Mariah Carey: All I Want for ChristmasBoston, $$$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
Global singing icon Mariah Carey has announced an exclusive limited holiday run with her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre for Friday, December 13.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To LittletonLittleton, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the Performing Arts Center for two performance only on Saturday, December 14, 2:30 & 6:30
Brett Eldredge at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Following the release of his 2016 album Glow and its deluxe edition last year, country music star Brett Eldredge has become synonymous with the Christmas season.
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A Christmas Carol at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To WorcesterWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the beautiful Mechanics Hall for two performance only on December 15, 1:00 & 5:00
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Irving Berlin's White ChristmasBoston, $$
Tue, December 17, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”
Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Urban Nutcracker will return to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre December 19 - 28! Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic, will celebrate its 19th annual season at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
Thumbelina: A Little MusicalCambridge, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
A.R.T.’s family holiday programming returns with a new musical adaptation of the beloved story of a girl who forges her path, embraces her differences, and finds her place.
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The Fairy Circus by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Fairy Circus' is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes. Each performance includes an interactive puppetry demonstration before and after...
Cinderella by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Mon, December 23, 2019  -  Thu, December 26, 2019   
All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and each marionette is manipulated with precision and grace by our talented puppeteers.
Puppet Showplace Theater presents 'Peter and the Wolf”Brookline, $$
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Set in turn of the century Russia, this elegant production tells the story of how Peter, along with his animal friends, outsmarts and captures a wolf.
Cinderella: presented by Tanglewood MarionettesNewton, $
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Mark your calendars now to see a spectacular production of the classic story Cinderella on Saturday December 28th. Two shows in Newton; 11am and 1pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.newtonmarec.com.
The Amazing Story MachineBrookline, $
Sun, December 29, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
With help from the audience and a cast of unique puppet characters, fairy tales spring to life. This charming and highly interactive show features multiple styles of puppetry, original live music, and theatrical clowning.
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Little Women: The Broadway MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.
Il Volo at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Mon, February 3, 2020  -  Mon, February 3, 2020   
Il Volo will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on February 3. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are the three members of IL VOLO.
Little Big Town at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Little Big Town first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.”
Swan LakeBoston, $$
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
The Ballet of the Odessa National Opera Theatre will perform the famous Swan Lake at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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Fiddler on the RoofBoston, $$$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Eros Ramazzati At the Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Thu, February 27, 2020  -  Thu, February 27, 2020   
The Eros Ramazzotti show originally scheduled for June 22, 2019 at the Wang Theatre has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00pm. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.
Nick Jr. Live! Move to the MusicBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! 'Move to the Music', an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
Tue, March 31, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre March 31 – April 5, 2020. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
Dead Can DanceBoston, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices.
Ali Wong StandupBoston, $$
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special BABY COBRA was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant.
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The Little PrinceBoston, $$
Tue, April 28, 2020  -  Sat, May 23, 2020   
The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me...
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Million Dollar QuartetBoston, $$
Fri, May 1, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
Trolls LIVE!Boston, $$
Sat, May 9, 2020  -  Sun, May 10, 2020   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 9 & 10! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
Bikini Kill at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Thu, May 14, 2020  -  Thu, May 14, 2020   
Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 14! Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997.
An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Mon, June 1, 2020  -  Mon, June 1, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Monday, June 1, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Wed, June 10, 2020  -  Wed, June 10, 2020   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Thu, November 11, 2010   
The Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club is sponsoring the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a Veterans Day puppet show, concert and bake sale. Please join us on Thursday, November 11th from 10 to 11 AM at the Country School cafetorium on Alphabet Lane.
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!


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