Experience These Spectacular Shows Coming To Town

January 4, 2018

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.

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