ONSTAGE: Best live performances for Arizona families
Looking for the best live performances for family audiences? We’ve got the scoop on current and upcoming onstage events around metro Phoenix.
DEC. 27-Jan. 7
Zoppe – An Italian Family Circus. An Old-World Italian traditional circus performed in one ring, at Chandler Center for the Arts.
DEC. 27-JAN. 21
Cinderella. The classic story of true love and a glass slipper, performed by Great Arizona Puppet Theater.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert is a chance to experience John Williams’ legendary score performed by the Phoenix Symphony as the complete film is projected above the orchestra.
Arizona Bach Festival. Four concerts over three weekends celebrate the works of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Locations vary.
Romeo and Juliet. One of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays, presented by Southwest Shakespeare Company at Mesa Arts Center.
JAN. 12-FEB. 11
Monty Python’s Spamalot. Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale presents this musical lovingly taken right from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart. This new ice-skating extravaganza features favorite Disney characters on the ice at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
The Price is Right Live. Come on down! Play classic games from the TV show, including the Big Wheel. Two performances at Chandler Center for the Arts.
JAN. 21-MARCH 11
The Snowy Day and Other Stories. Childsplay’s musical is about the joys and challenges of growing up and the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. Performed at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Little Dino’s Baby Tooth. Great Arizona Puppet Theater performs this story about a young dinosaur who is scared to lose his very first tooth.
JAN. 26-FEB. 4
Legally Blonde The Musical. Elle Woods tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Starlight Community Theater in Phoenix.
Melanie Friends and Family – An Evening of Songs and Stories. Known for her voice in the Woodstock era, Melanie is back, sharing the stories of her scattered career with a new generation. Performance is at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.
Young Musicians Winter Concert. Listen to the stars of tomorrow, today! This concert features some of the best young classical talent in Arizona. 2 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.