If one of your goals for the New Year is to focus on experiences over things (or if you just love a good theatrical performance), you are in luck. A smattering of colorful, whimsical productions are headed to stages near you at the start of 2018.
We've already snagged tickets to two shows, but honestly I wish we could go to all of them. Well, almost all of them.
Wizard of Oz National Tour
Jan 5-7 | Kalamazoo
A fresh, lavish rendition of the beloved classic for audiences of all ages. Available tickets start at $32.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a Day
Jan 19 | Benton Harbor
The popular PBS Kids musical is back with all your favorite characters and brand-new adventures in Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Available tickets start at $30.
PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
Jan 30-31 | South Bend
Everyone's favorite pups embark on a rollicking adventure to save the day. Tickets start at $22.50.
Rapunzel: A Fairytale Ballet
Jan 27 | Kalamazoo
Witness an enchanting retelling of Rapunzel's epic journey to find herself...and true happiness. One show only! Tickets start at $10.
The Sound of Music
Feb 9-11 | Kalamazoo
The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family is sure to delight the crowd with its award-wining score and heartwarming tale. Tickets start at $32.
Disney On Ice: Reach For The Stars
Feb 17 | Grand Rapids
Mickey, Minnie and their pals present an icy, star-studded extravaganza with Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Rapunzel and others. Tickets start at $15.
Jan 23 | Kalamazoo
An explosive, unforgettable theatrical experience showcasing fan favorites and two new routines. Available tickets start at $30.
Wizard of Oz
Feb 23-Mar 4 | Grand Rapids
If you missed the national production of the beloved technicolor tale, grab a seat for the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company's charming retelling. Don't miss the tea party beforehand. Tickets start at $18.
Alice in Wonderland
Mar 9 | Kalamazoo
Lush sets, costumes and choreography make this Grand Rapids Ballet performance a must-see feast for the senses. An optional tea party will take place before the show. Available tickets start at $35.
The Happy Prince & Other Wilde Tales
A family-friendly tapestry of colorful tales by playwrite-poet Oscar Wilde, as re-envisioned by the Grand Rapids Ballet. Tickets start at $49.
Disney's The Lion King
Apr 4-15 | Kalamazoo
The Tony Award-winning musical is moving story of hope with stunning visuals and music. Tickets start at $40.
Mutts Gone Nuts
Apr 14 | Benton Harbor
This action-packed, "must-see" canine comedy stars some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Tickets start at $10.
Disney Junior Dance Party
May 2 | Kalamazoo
An interactive concert experience melding Disney's greatest hits with such favorite characters as Mickey, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and The Lion Guard. Tickets start at $29.
Did we miss a show? See these and other fun activities to beat the winter blues on our Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.