Family Theater Shows Not to Miss in Metro Detroit

Got a pint-sized thespian on your hands? Indulge their interests and take them to one of these upcoming Detroit and Ann Arbor theater shows.

Curious when Disney on Ice is coming back to Detroit? Wondering where you can see the Bluey’s Big Play at next? Our list of upcoming theater shows in Detroit and Ann Arbor has you covered.

We took a dive into the schedules of local theater groups and big players in the theater game to find the best kid-friendly performances coming soon to our area.  

Take a look to find details on shows — including dates and ticket prices — coming up in in 2024. Click the links and get your tickets today! 

Don’t see a show for you in this list? Check out our online calendar for even more theater shows and family events! 

Freaky Friday the Musical at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex

Feb. 8-11, 2024

See the musical in which an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies. The sensory-friendly performance is on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Disney On Ice presents Magic In The Stars at Little Caesars Arena

Feb. 15-18, 2024

See Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Anna, Raya, Buzz, Woody, Lighting McQueen and more as they perform in this ice skating show.

Into the Woods at The Encore Musical Theatre Company

Feb. 15-March 3, 2024 (Thursdays-Sundays)

Come out to The Encore Musical Theatre Company to see Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

Wicked at the Detroit Opera House

Through Feb. 18, 2024

Long before Dorothy arrived in Oz, Glenda and the Wicked Witch were friends. Find out what happened that turned them into mortal enemies years later.

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at the Fox Theatre

March 2-3, 2024

Join the Paw Patrol pals for a live action stage show on the high seas, based on the top-rated animated preschool series.

Disney Princess – The Concert at the Fox Theatre

March 13, 2024

See your favorite Disney songs performed by Broadway stars. This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.

Bluey’s Big Play at the Fox Theatre

March 28-30, 2024

Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli as the Heelers embark on their very first live theater show. It will feature live actors, puppetry and iconic sets. Based on an original new story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown at Little Caesars Arena

April 12, 2024

Families can come check out their favorite WWE Stars back at Little Caesars Arena in The Detroit District.

Annie at the Fox Theatre

May 3-5, 2024

See this performance which is a celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit at the Fox Theatre.

Oklahoma! at The Encore Musical Theatre Company

June 6-30, 2024 (Wednesdays-Sundays)

Come out to The Encore Musical Theatre Company to see the Tony Award-winning performance, Oklahoma!

The Goonies in Concert at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

June 26-27, 2024 

Enjoy a screening of the classic film about group of misfits on a search for long-lost treasure, accompanied by music performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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