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April's Best Family Shows in Tri-State Area

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - March 28, 2014

NJ Ballet's Cinderella at BergenPAC
NJ Ballet's Cinderella at bergenPAC

Where to Find the Best Family Shows and Special Events in April

April is jammed pack with family shows – whether you are looking for play, musical, movie…. or any other type of show, there is something for the entire family!  And better yet, NJ Kids has found the best of the best. Now all you have to do is order the tickets and get ready for some show-stopping fun!

The Kelsey Theatre at MCCC

Stuart Little - Live On Stage. April 5.  From the loving heart of E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web, comes this merry musical about a noble mouse that jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination. By turns funny, tender and exciting, Theatre IV mixes gorgeous child-size puppets with live actors to work.  1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor. (609) 570-3333.  http://www.kelseyatmccc.org

IZOD Center

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure.  April 4-6.  Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series,.  1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford.  www.meadowlands.com

Raritan Valley Community College

April 6.  ScrapArtsMusic performs original, beats-driven music using 145+ mobile sculptural instruments. Each musical invention is hand-built from recycled materials ranging from accordion parts, to aluminum scraps, and even artillery shells. These beautiful sculptures produce unique sounds for which special performance techniques are developed, giving life to fresh, original composition with wide-ranging appeal. 
Hatched: Treehouse Skakers.  April 10.  Hatched is the original performance of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Performed through movement, handcrafted puppets, and very little human dialogue, the story is set amidst an American family farm.
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ.  908-725-3420.  www.rvccarts.org

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Dinosaur Zoo Live.  April 8-9.  Take a journey back to prehistoric times and meet an amazing selection of dinosaurs that come alive through incredible puppetry as children get to interact with these marvelous creatures in an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience. Ages 5 and up.  100 South Street, Morristown, NJ. 973-539-8008.   www.mayoarts.org

Broadway Theatre of Pitman

Treasure Island - Live Children's Theatre.  April 11-12.  Join young Jim Hawkins as he travels with infamous pirates like Long John Silver in search of Captain Flint's elusive Pirate Chest. With the help of Billy Bones, they find the island - but who will be first to find the treasure? Join us for the musical retelling of this Robert Louis Stevenson classic.  43 S Broadway, Pitman, NJ. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org 

South Orange Performing Arts Center

Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales.  April 12.  A giant genie, princesses, and wizards abound in the marvelous tales of Scheherazade, the storyteller heroine of Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales. She tells her tales to heal her Sultan and save his kingdom: Aladdin discovers a genie's lamp in a hidden cave; Sinbad sails to distant lands where he rescues an enchanted bird; the Kalandar Prince battles a fiery dragon.  1 SOPAC Way, S Orange, NJ.  .  973-275-1114.  www.sopacnow.org

Morris Museum

Mother Goose Magic.  April 12.  Join Cheryl Anne & Goosy Gander as they perform magic to children's Nursery Rhymes- the perfect tribute to Mother Goose..  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ.  973-971-3701.  www.morrismuseum.org

Strand Theatre

The Berenstain Bears Live.  April 13.  the Musical brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.  400 Clifton Ave, Lakewood Township, NJ.  732-367-7789.  www.strand.org/

The Theater at MSG

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate and Princess Adventure.  April 17-21.  Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series.  Four Pennsylvania Plaza, NYC.  www.theateratmsg.com


Sid the Science Kid.  April 24.  Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! 
NJ Ballet's Cinderella.  April 27. One of NJB's most popular productions for kids & families, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale in which wickedly funny stepsisters trip over themselves trying to act like ladies, and the hours of the clock come to life and dance, and the brand new pumpkin turns into a coach before your very eyes! 
30 North Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ.  (201) 227–1030.  www.bergenpac.org

MetLife Stadium

2014 Monster Energy Supercross.  April 26.  In total, the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will challenge the fastest riders on the planet with 17 races over the span of 18 weeks on the most intricately designed and physically demanding tracks ever conceived.  One Metlife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ.  201-559-1300.  www.metlifestadium.com  

Communiversity Festival of the Arts 2014

April 27.  Communiversity Festival of the Arts features over 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise and culinary masterpieces from local chefs, plus five stages of continuous live entertainment. Now in its 44th year, Communiversity draws over 40,000 art lovers and fun seekers to downtown Princeton making it Central New Jersey’s largest and longest running cultural event.  102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.  www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Papermill Playhouse

Charlotte's Web.  April 26.  Based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, this endearing musical explores true meaning of friendship. Ages 4 and up. 
Seussical.  April 27.  "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz, and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!  
22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ.  973-376-4343.  www.papermill.org

Shea Center for Performing Arts

Lightwire Theater & Corbian Visual Arts and Dance.  April 27. As seen on America's Got Talent!  Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, The Ugly Duckling, illuminates the stage with spectacular glow in the dark electro-luminescent wire puppetry that is a treat for children and adults alike. Incorporating fluid choreography and classical, jazz and pop music, this hour-long production will have you spellbound by its ingenious use of visual arts.  300 Pompton Road, Wayne. 973-720-2371. https://tickets.wpunj.edu/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent944.html

Green Festival in NYC

April 26-27.  Parents looking for fun family-friendly activities can bring their kids to Pier 94 on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014 between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to be a part of the largest and longest-running festival on sustainability and green living. Green Festival invites people of all ages to discover fun, practical and viable ways to integrate sustainability into their everyday lives.  Pier 94, NYC.  www.greenfestivals.com

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| March 28, 2014
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