Family Shows

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.”

All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age. No babes in arms. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Family Programming Sponsored By:
University Medical Center

 

Learn more about these fun shows below!

Beep (Sensory Friendly)

DATE(S):

Sat., Mar. 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM

VENUE:

Troesh Studio Theater

A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little. In Mort’s Village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep.

Approximately 35 minutes, with no intermission, recommended for ages 4 and older.

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Wilde Creatures (Sensory Friendly)

DATE(S):

Sat., Apr. 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM

VENUE:

Troesh Studio Theater

The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde spring to life on stage. A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End and Sydney Opera House.

Wilde Creatures is approximately 65 minutes, with no intermission, recommended for ages 5 and older.

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What Do YOu Do With An Idea?

DATE(S):

Wed., Apr. 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

VENUE:

Reynolds Hall

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.

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