Calling All Parents: Disney Is Coming To Broward For A Fun Year Ahead

September 29, 2022

Are your kids big Disney Fans? If so you're in luck and you won't have to travel far. There will be lots of ways to celebrate Disney's favorite characters with your family this year with Disney-inspired events at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker. In addition, there will be a sensory-inclusive performance that creates a welcoming and supporting environment for the neurodiverse community at the Broward Center.

Up first is Disney in Concert with a screening of Tim Burton’s haunting holiday classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Danny Elfman’s score will be performed live with the film by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. For those of you who haven't seen this holiday classic from the mind of Tim Burton comes the story of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's pumpkin king, who plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role after he accidentally stumbles on Christmastown. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. The Broward Center in partnership with South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents this event as part of the 2022/2023 Broward Center Dance and Classical Series. The screening will be held in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75 with $160 Spirit Club Level tickets and $85 VIP Tickets offering premium seating.

The all-new Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza is up next. Beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes are together live on stage for a jam-packed, concert style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics and more. With favorite songs from the hit Disney Junior Series, as well as new original music, Mickey, Minnie and their pals are getting ready to throw a huge costume party but mysterious green rain, wind and smoke keep interrupting the fun. Can Spidey and his Amazing Friends help save the Costume Palooza? This family friendly event is part of The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series. The event will be held at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. noon and 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $25-$65 with $10 lap Tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. VIP Packages are $157.50 and $175 offering exclusives.

Disney's Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation comes to Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, told with stunning life-size puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, this fresh stage adaptation features the Sherman Brothers' classic GRAMMY®-Award-Winning music with additional songs by A.A. Milne. Deep. In the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to begin with Disney's Iconic Winnie The Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger, too! Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is developed and presented by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller and produced in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. Tickets are $25-$45 with $10 lap Tickets for children 12 months of age and younger and $100 VIP Tickets that include photos on stage with select characters after the show and other exclusives.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way. Cameron Macintosh and Disney’s Mary Poppins comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Slow Burn Theatre Company production Saturday, March 25th, 2023 - Sunday, April 9th, 2023. Everyone's favorite, practically perfect nanny will take audiences on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney Film, Mary Poppins, the musical delighted Broadway audiences during more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Get ready to experience an enchanting mixture of an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft that will mesmerize audiences of all ages. Performance times vary, Tickets are $49-$65.

Slow Burn Theatre Company returns with the Tony Award-Winning Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from Saturday, June 10th, 2023 - Sunday, June 25th, 2023. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Based on the 1992 Motion Picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award Winning Score by Alan Menken: Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots. Featuring the now classic songs: "Carrying The Banner," "Seize The Day" and "Santa Fe," Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills perfect for the whole family. Performance times vary, Tickets are $49-$65.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and The Parker. Buy tickets online at: www.BrowardCenter.org, At: www.ParkerPlayhouse.com Or at: www.ticketmaster.com; By phone at: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 Northeast Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. The Parker is an affiliated Venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.