Family Friendly Performances: Introduce Your Children To The Magic of Live Theater

August 18, 2022

Bring some of your child's favorite characters from CoCoMelon, Blue’s Clues, Walt Disney, Marvel and Madagascar to life with The Islands of the Bahamas Imagination Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker. This is your passport to a fun-filled adventure with a host of family-friendly productions to entertain audiences of all ages. Tickets for these shows are on sale now, so don't miss this opportunity.

The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series introduces children to the magic of live theater as they create unforgettable memories with family and friends. After launching with PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure! In early August, the series continues with CoCoMelon LIVE! JJ’s Journey, Blue's Clues & You!, Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza!, Baby Shark Live: The Christmas Show!, Cirque Dreams Holidaze!, Disney's Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, Dragons and Mythical Beasts and Madagascar The Musical. New events will be added to the series throughout the 2022/2023 Season. The series is not offered by subscription.

The Broward Center and Premier Productions present CoCoMelon Live! JJ’s Journey on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Join all of your favorite characters for a toe-tapping, fun-filled musical journey through the world of CoCoMelon. JJ needs a little help to write a song when his family puts on a show and he learns that with a little help from your family and friends, you can make your dreams come true. CoCoMelon Live! JJ’s Journey features more than 20 songs and magical special effects to create an unforgettable interactive live stage show experience. Tickets are $35-$75 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger and VIP Packages at $150-$225 offering a variety of exclusives. All ticket buyers can upgrade to a virtual photo opportunity experience for $75.

Kids and families will fall in love with theater at Blue's Clues & You! on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In this epic adventure, Josh is conjuring up a magical theater show with the audience’s help. With Broadway-style song and dance, Josh and Blue skidoo go to amazing places including making a music video with Rainbow Puppy and floating in outer space. Young audiences will discover the joy of singing, dancing and creativity the Blue's Clues way – with hugs, laughter, smarts and their help. Tickets are $24.50-$59.50 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. A Blues Clues & You Photo Experience is available for $50 to take a photo with the characters on stage after the show.

The all-new Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! comes to 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. 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? Tickets are $25-$65 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. VIP Packages are $175 and include a pre-party and character meet and greet.

Baby Shark and Pinkfong journey into the sea for the holidays to sing and dance through everyone’s favorite songs in Baby Shark Live: The Christmas Show! on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This one-of-a-kind experience will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles as they join Baby Shark and friends for exciting adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and so much more. This dazzling kids spectacular includes the song favorites "Baby Shark," "Five Little Monkeys," "Wheels on the Bus” and "Monkey Banana Dance" as well as “Jingle Bells” and other holiday classics. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. A $50 post-show experience is also available to meet the cast.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze! lights up the stage in this awe inspiring and eye-popping family holiday spectacular in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. As lights dim and music plays, a fantastical cast of holiday characters come to life presenting an elaborate wonderland in this annual tradition that wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift. Reindeer, penguins, elves, jesters and ethereal aerialists balance, juggle and stretch imaginations. Artists and cirque acts perform original music along with new twists on popular favorites as they amaze audiences with soaring acrobatics, gravity-defying feats and lively theatrical production numbers. Tickets are $29-$79 with $128 Spirit Club Level Tickets.

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 and 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.

Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the dragon as Dragons and Mythical Beasts arrives at Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Brave heroes in the audience enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show as they unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discoveries include the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku, the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. This brand new spell-binding adventure brings spectacular puppets to life and is from the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live. Tickets are $19-$49 with $10 Lap Tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.

Audiences will “Move It, Move It!” to get tickets for Madagascar The Musical in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, June 27th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) features everyone’s favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Tickets are $29.50-$55.00 with $10 Lap Tickets for children 12 months of age and younger and $110 VIP Tickets that include a meet and greet with the cast.

The series is not offered through subscription. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and The Parker. Buy tickets online at: https://www.browardcenter.org/ At: https://www.parkerplayhouse.com/ Or: https://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.

The 2022/2023 Performance Season at the Broward Center and The Parker is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information, visit: www.BrowardCenter.org

About The Parker
The Parker is Fort Lauderdale’s iconic, heritage theater presenting concerts, comedy, dance, family fare and more. Beautifully renovated in 2021, The Parker offers audiences enhanced entertainment and hospitality experiences. The Neo-Classical Lillian S. Wells Hall features outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sightlines, wide rows and continental seating. The Grand S. Donald Sussman Lobby, the intimate Haller Club, and the private members’ lounge, The Place To Be, provide ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation with every visit to the theater. For more information, visit: www.ParkerPlayhouse.com

About The Bahamas
With over 700 Islands, Cays and 16 Unique Island Destinations, The Bahamas lies just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy flyaway escape that transports travelers away from their everyday life. The Islands of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating, birding and nature-based activities, thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and pristine beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at: www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.