The 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season in Westchester
Experiencing the performing arts together can be a fantastic bonding experience for the entire family. Of course, not every performance is appropriate for everyone. Shows specifically designed for preschoolers will have 'tweens rolling their eyes. More mature subject matter or language isn't appropriate for the little ones, but it can spark wonderful conversations with teenagers. Studies (like this one, this one, and this one) show that taking in performances can make your kids smarter. How young is TOO young? Check out our article Take Your Child to the Theater, which is a handy guide with tips for experiencing the performing arts with kids.
Below, we have this season's listings for all of the performing arts that might be appropriate for a wide variety of ages. In addition to those for the younger set, there are many that aren't necessarily designed with kids in mind but that may engage your older kids and teens. The following descriptions note the ages for which the performance is appropriate, so pay attention. Now go score yourself some tickets and enjoy the arts that abound right in your own backyard!
CAROLE and PAULA of TV’s “THE MAGIC GARDEN”
Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
Relive the magical, wonderful life in the garden from the enduringly popular PBS series "The Magic Garden" with Carole and Paula with your children. Ages 2+
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
This ArtsPower’s musical is based on the best-selling series of books about a girl and her rambunctious puppy written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories. Ages 4+
Dr. Seuss’ THE CAT IN THE HAT
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
The classic story your family knows and loves comes to life with a fun-filled musical by Two Beans Production under Theatreworks USA. Ages 5+
THE PAPER BAG PLAYERS: That’s Quite Absurd!
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 26 & 27, 2017 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
An Emelin holiday tradition, The Paper Bag Players return this December with the creative troupe’s newest show packed with stories, songs and freewheeling dances. Ages 2+
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey is excited for All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day. What follows is a fun-filled adventure in Rome in this Theatreworks USA Production. Ages 2+
DOKTOR KABOOM! LIVE WIRE! THE ELECTRICITY TOUR!
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
Have a budding scientist? Doktor Kaboom proves science is for everyone as he unlocks the secrets of electricity’s powerful potential in LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour! Ages 5+
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
Get ready to be amazed as the brilliant Lightwire Theatre brings a friendly dinosaur to luminous life using cutting edge puppetry and technology in the glow-in-the-dark adventure. Ages 5+
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
This treasured tale, featuring funny and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. A Theatreworks USA production. Ages 4+
PETE THE CAT
Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. This Theatreworks USA Production is based on the “Pete the Cat” series of books by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. Ages 4+