New Jersey is home to many wonderful performance venues, offering a fantastic array of shows for the entire family. Whether your kids are in the mood for a musical, play or ballet, you’ll find something to suit everyone’s taste. Read on for our top picks of the best Spring shows for families happening in New Jersey. Book your tickets now so you don’t miss a thing!


A Fairy Tale Princess Tea Party

spring showsWhere: Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake
When: March 4-25 (Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm)
Price: $15
Details: Calling all little princesses, princes and superheros! Join a tea party to celebrate Ariel’s marriage, complete with Fairy Tale Princesses, Superheroes and Fairy Godmothers. Enjoy enchantment and friendship as this lively crew conspires to keep away an evil Sea Witch.
More info: www.paxamicus.com or call 973-691-2100


Miss Nelson is Missing

spring showsWhere: Point Pleasant Public Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant
When: March 11 at 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Sweet Miss Nelson can’t control the misbehaving students in her classroom. One day she disappears, only to be replaced by the no-nonsense Miss Viola Swamp. The kids start to realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson and will do anything to get her back. This show is part of the Stages Festival.
More info: www.stagesfestival.org or call 732-295-1555


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

spring showsWhere: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark
When: March 11 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
Price: $29-89
Details: This one is for Harry Potter fans! The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing the entire score of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone while the movie plays in high definition on a 40-foot screen.
More info: www.njpac.org or call 888-GO-NJPAC


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

spring showsWhere: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
When: March 18 at 2:00 and 5:00 pm
Price: $20-50
Details: Based on the hit PBS Kids series, Daniel Tiger and his buddies come to life in their neighborhood of Make-Believe. Join Daniel, his parents, Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl and Prince Wednesday as they dance and sing about friendship, helping one another and trying new things. Recommended for children ages 2 to 6.
More info: www.mayoarts.org or call 973-539-8008


Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

spring showsWhere: Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
When: March 26 at 12:00 and 4:00 pm
Price: $25-75
Details: Get your fill of all things dino as you travel back 65 million years to prehistoric Australia. Kids will learn about all different kinds of dinosaurs in this lively show designed with the help of professional paleontologists.
More info: www.countbasietheatre.org or call 732-842-9000


Beauty’s Beastly Books

spring showsWhere: Garden State Discovery Theater, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill
When: April 1, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 2:00 pm
Price: Free with museum admission ($13.95 per person)
Details: After you spend the morning at the Garden State Discovery Museum, take in a performance of their newest show, Beauty’s Beastly Books. Enjoy a fresh spin on a few classic tales in this delightful production.
More info: www.discoverymuseum.com or call 856-424-1233


Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

spring showsWhere: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
When: March 12 at 1:30 and 4:30 pm
Price: $12-15
Details: A winning family production based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book, The Cat in the Hat is full of fun and excitement. Join Sally and her brother as they play along with the mischievous cat’s antics. Recommended for children ages 3 to 10.
More info: www.mayoarts.org or call 973-539-8008


The Rainbow Fish

spring showsWhere: South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange
When: April 8 at 2:00 pm
Price: $18
Details: Rainbow Fish embarks on an adventure and learns about herself and the world around her in this colorful underwater story. With help from a wise octopus, she discovers she can share her gifts with friends. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8.
More info: www.sopacnow.org or call 973-313-2787


New Jersey Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
spring showsWhen: March 11 at 8:00 pm
Price: $29-59
Details: Sleeping Beauty is a wonderful way to introduce young children to dance for the first time, with familiar characters including Princess Aurora. New Jersey Ballet’s troupe of international artists brings the story to life through narration, pantomime, gorgeous costumes and classic dance. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
More info: www.mayoarts.org or call 973-539-8008


Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

springs showsWhere: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
When: April 29 at 7:30 pm
Price: $29-69
Details: Enjoy something fun and different for the whole gang at this upbeat tap dance show! Filled with funky costumes, a 7-piece band and beat boxing, the Rhythmic Circus puts on a high-energy show with a wide array of music genres and a focus on the spirit of human creativity.
More info: www.mayoarts.org or call 973-539-8008


Charlotte’s Web

Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn
When: April 29 & 30 at 10:00 am
spring showsPrice: $12.75
Details: Sit back and enjoy E.B. White’s classic tale as it comes to life through beautiful storytelling. Follow the heartwarming story on a farm as Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig develop a very special friendship.
More info: www.papermill.org or call 973-376-4343


Happily Ever After

spring showsWhere: South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange
When: May 6 at 2:00 pm
Price: $15
Details: Join SOPAC for the last show of their Spring 2017 family series with a comic retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ tales. Performers will have you laughing with their unique take on characters such as Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumpelstiltskin. Recommended for children ages 4 to 10.
More info: www.sopacnow.org or call 973-313-2787


Pete the Cat

spring showsWhere: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
When: May 18 at 4:00 pm
Price: $10-25
Details: Head to Bergen County PAC for a fun show based on the popular “Pete the Cat” book series. In this lively tale, Pete is sent to live with the Biddle family but his groovy ways cause him to clash with super-organized son Jimmy. Can they figure out a way to get along and maybe even become friends?
More info: www.bergenpac.org or call 201-227-1030


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