Due to high demand from The Smith Center’s patrons, the center will present several whimsical family shows this season that feature thrilling audience participation and beloved characters kids will recognize from books and television. Not only do these performances offer an uplifting introduction to theater for young ones — and provide a live experience removed from the digital world — they also give families an entertaining night out, to make lasting memories together.
These anticipated, family-friendly shows include “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” “Double Dare Live!” “What Do You Do With An Idea,” “The SpongeBob Musical” and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.”
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Double Dare Live is coming to your town and will bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular TV show to the stage.
Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission, recommended for ages 9 and over.
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today!
60 minutes, recommended for ages 3 to 12.
Nov. 26, 2019 – Dec. 1, 2019
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos.
Approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission, recommended for ages 5 and older.
Feb 4, 2020 – Feb. 9 2020
A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast).
Approximately 150 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission, recommended for ages 5 and older.
Wed., Apr. 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Join internationally acclaimed Inlet Dance Theatre as its ensemble of gifted dancers creates a magical world where ideas grow and take flight. Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Kobi Yamada — which aimed to inspire children on the value of nurturing and supporting new ideas — this is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd or too difficult.
Approximately 50 minutes, recommended for ages 5 and older.