10 Theatre Productions for Kids to see this Winter

Curious George at Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts

This winter, Toronto and the GTA is loaded with amazing theatre for families, including some classics such as The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more. You don't need to shell out big bucks to give your kids a memorable live entertainment experience in Toronto with these engaging family productions...

1.The Wizard of Oz 
At Lower Ossington Theatre - January 19, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Experience the beloved family tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home! This classic story has entertained audiences for generations, and now you can share the magic with your family! The well-known score includes all your favourite songs: Over the Rainbow, Munchkinland, We're Off to See the Wizard, The Merry Old Land of Oz, If I Were King of the Forest, and more! More info

2. The Addams Family
Scarborough Village Theatre, Scarborough - February 1, 2018 to February 17, 2018
Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma, and Lurch – there’s no family creepier, kookier, or funnier than the Addams Family! Based on the famous cartoon from The New Yorker Magazine and made popular by the classic television series and films, The Addams Family is the Tony Award-nominated musical that’s sure to be ghoulishly delightful for the whole family. More info

3. Princess Knight 
At Wynchwood Theatre, Toronto - February 3, 2018 to February 25, 2018
When Kate and Timmy learn they are mandated to be a Princess and a Knight (respectively), they struggle with those royal gender roles because their talents are better suited to other things; it’s their teamwork and mutual support on their foretold quest that help them discover who they'll become. More info

4. The Secret Garden
At Young People's Theatre, Toronto  - February 5, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then… she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine. More info

5. The Misfit League 
At Second City, Toronto - February 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
A new show! A young heroine must find her way in a small town where it seems that everyone has mastered their ultra-cool, super hero strengths – except for her that is. Labelled a misfit by everyone, she’s in for a brand new adventure as she fights to save the day using the most unconventional super powers the townspeople have ever seen! We invite you along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should REALLY never judge a hero by their powers. More info

6. Curious George 
At Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts - February 20, 2018
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books and movies in this delightful new musical. All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. On Meatball Day, George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished! Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest... in Rome. More info

7. Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
At Hershey Centre, Mississauga - February 24 and 25, 2018
Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! when it comes to the Hershey Centre February 24 & 25, 2018 for five shows! From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. Planning a party isn’t easy when everybody has a different idea of fun, but with some help from the audience, it becomes the ultimate reflection of what friendship plus teamwork can accomplish. More info

8. Disney's Beauty and the Beast 
At Randolph Theatre - March 3, 2018 to May 13, 2018
"Be Our Guest!" as the Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved production of the classic fairytale! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. More info

9. Big Nate, The Musical
At the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts, Richmond Hill - March 12, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Nate Wright, a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy, Enslave the Mollusk!) hopes to woo beautiful Jenny away from her boyfriend Artur by winning "The Nickelodeon", the first prize in his school's Battle of the Bands. But when Artur and Jenny team up with Nate's arch-rival Gina to form the sap-pop band, Rainbows and Ponies, he's gotta take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? More info

10. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
At Lower Ossington Theatre - March 9, 2018 to May 20, 2018
The Blockbuster musical returns to Toronto! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Retelling the epic story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical family musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. More info

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