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Family Friendly Shows – January to March 2021

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Bringing the beauty of theater, dance, and music to our kiddos is an amazing opportunity for us as parents.   Experiencing these arts through our children’s eyes, seeing the excitement on their faces, and watching as their curiosity blossoms is a truly magical experience.  

Even though some of our beloved shows have been postponed or cancelled, there are a few opportunities available over the coming months.  

Family Friendly Shows in Orlando – January to March

Here are some family friendly shows taking place in the first quarter of 2021.

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Gershwin!

The Orlando Philharmonic Pops program is a great way to introduce kids 8 and older to the symphony. Gershwin! will feature songs from An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue.

Location:  Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts , 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Date: January 30, 2021
Time: 3:30PM and 7:30PM
Cost: From $25 to $50 per seat (must buy minimum of two seats)

Front Yard Festival’s Disney Movie Night

January – May Dr. Phillip’s Center has moved their entertainment to their yards.  In an effort to reunite the community and support the performing arts they are hosting the Front Yard Festival.  Their yards  have become a place of gathering to enjoy music, comedy, fitness, films and other live entertainment.   During this time Walt Disney World is sponsoring a Disney Movie Night nearly every Sunday evening through May.  Join them as they present these classic stories for families to enjoy.  Enjoy this evening outdoors in your own pod seating area.  View movies like The Lion King, Frozen, The Incredibles, Zootopia, and Beauty and the Beast.  Dates have been released through February, so be sure to check back for more movie dates to be released.  Registration is required.

Location: 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Date:  Sundays, weekly
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: $5 – $10 per seat (must buy minimum of two seats)


Symphony Storytime at Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 

Symphony Storytime is a series of musical stories meant to instill a love of music while also introducing the whole family to instrumental families.  Take a walk on the wild side with Carnival of Animals.  Orlando Philharmonic’s Woodwind Quartet will bring the animals to life with musical sounds of birds chirping, lion’s roaring, elephants trumpeting, and so much more.  Get lost in the story as you listen to the beautiful music, narrations, and hand drawn illustrations. 

Location: 425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Date and Times: Saturday February 20th 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM and Sunday February 21st 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person, 2 and under Free

Hansel and Gretel

The Dr. Phillips Center presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The retelling of this classic tale is a 75 minute kid friendly performance.  It is a spooky and imaginative opera performance meant to excite and engage.  

With members from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Orlando Youth Company bringing a beautiful musical score to the performance, it is sure to entertain the whole family.

Location: Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts , 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Dates: January 29–31, 2021
Showtimes: Vary
Cost: From $39 (must buy minimum of two seats)

Step Afrika! 

Step Afrika! combines traditional African dances, historic African-American sorority and fraternity dance styles, and contemporary dance into an exhilarating artistic expression.  The blend of Storytelling, music, humor, and audience performance makes this more than a dance show.  It is a show that is fun for the whole family and will leave your heart pounding.

Location:  Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts , 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: From $35 (must buy minimum of two seats)

Master Chef Jr. 

Master Chef, Jr. will be a live, on stage, head-to-head match up of former Master Chef, Jr. contestants.  Things will get messy, they will be fun, and it will be an immersive audience experience.  

Location:  6050 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Cost: From $30.50

St. Luke’s Lutheran Virtual Concert Series

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church has offered free concerts for over 25 years.  This year you can enjoy their concert series virtually.  All Shows begin at 7 pm and are free. 

Saturday January 23, 2021 Orlando Concert Band
Saturday February 13, 2021 UCF Symphony Orchestra

by Abby O’Connor

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