Fair   56.0F  |  Forecast »

Family Friendly Shows at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor

Five short performances take center stage in the 2013-14 Not Just for Kids series, featuring fun musicals on Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Feb. 9, March 16 and May 4

Live performances are not just for grown-ups – and the Benard L. Maas Foundation is working to prove just that with its 2013-14 Not Just For Kids series at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. This annual family favorite features five short musical performances running approximately one hour each – making it a perfect introduction to live theater for young kids. Tickets for the series are sold individually for $12 for Michigan Theater members and $15 for nonmembers – or, order in five- and four-show packages for $45 and $55, respectively. All shows are on Sundays. Here's what's in store!

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

When Little Blue Engine dreams of pulling cars on the main line track, she first has to convince Big Silver that she is fit for the job. This musical performance takes place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and teaches kids the importance of hard work and determination. This show is recommended for kids in pre-K to second grade.

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Resourceful young Madeline helps her new neighbor, Pepito, when he finds himself in danger. She learns about first impressions in this original musical based on the Ludwig Bemelmans books. The performance takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and is recommended for kids in pre-K to second grade.

The Verve Pipe Kids' Show

East Lansing-based band The Verve Pipe performs some of the rock music from their CD, A Family Album, including the songs "Suppertime!" and "Wake Up." The performance is at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. The show is recommended for kids in pre-K to fourth grade.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

A musical revue of contemporary and classic children's books, including Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Chrysanthemum and Splat the Cat. The show takes place at 1:30 p.m. on March 16 and is recommended for kids in pre-K to fourth grade.

Henry & Mudge

Henry and his dog Mudge are best friends. But when Henry's cousin Annie comes over for a visit, Henry is convinced that Mudge loves Annie more than him – and Henry runs away. This musical tells the story of Mudge and Henry's attempt to reunite. The show, recommended for kids pre-K to fourth grade, takes place at 1:30 p.m. on May 4.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

This cool new inked stamper product by Funnybone Muse is sure to be a family craft staple. Here's what it's about, and how to use it to jazz up a note card.

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

Craft Roundup: Muppets Most Wanted Inspired DIY Fun

These cool DIY projects are a blast for kids and families to make, all celebrating Disney's latest movie spin on the classic Muppet gang.

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

9 Month Bump Maternity Apparel Boutique in Trenton

This downriver area consignment store is stocked with lots of trendy gently used options for new and expecting moms, plus handmade baby gifts and more.

Glass Action! Ferndale Mom Makes Cool Stained Glass Stuff

Glass Action! Ferndale Mom Makes Cool Stained Glass Stuff

Along with her iconic rock 'n' roll nightlights, Carey Gustafson makes custom portraits of kids, parents, pets and more, perfect for a cool family gift

Kid-Friendly Matzo Recipes for Passover

Kid-Friendly Matzo Recipes for Passover

Make this Jewish holiday memorable for your family with these creative recipes – from matzo grilled cheese to matzo lasagna.

Paint Wood-Turned Egg Forms for an Easter Treat that Lasts

Paint Wood-Turned Egg Forms for an Easter Treat that Lasts

Why not try a more eco-friendly version of plastic eggs with your family this holiday season? This DIY project is super customizable and makes great decor.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement