Start planning your trips downtown because there are lots of fun family events coming to Detroit and we can't wait…
Introduce your littles to the performing arts with kid-friendly shows at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor! Enter to win 4 season passes to the 2019/2020 Not Just For Kids series.
Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor the Michigan Theater hosts movies, concerts and live entertainment for all ages. From storybook favorites live on stage, to Disney classics on screen, the Not Just For Kids series offers a diverse line-up of kid-friendly shows to make your weekend afternoons more fun. Buy individual tickets or sign up for a season pass ($70 per person for all 5 shows).
Sunday, October 13 @ 3pm
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic! When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.
Live Professional Theatre | 60 minutes | Appropriate for grades K to 5
Sunday, December 8 @ 3pm
GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.
Live Music | 60 min | Recommended for All Ages
Sunday, January 26 @ 3pm
Sing along with Disney’s beguiling animated romp, about a rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) who is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.
Sing-Along Event | 120 min | Recommended for All Ages
Saturday, February 22 @ 3pm
This brand-new show from Mo Willems is the latest Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presentation. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems himself, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!
Live Professional Theatre | 60 min | Recommended for grades Pre-K to 3
Sunday, April 19 @ 3pm
Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this brand new musical adventure. Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down. This brand new production is being co-conceived, directed and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios.
Live Professional Theatre | 60 min | Recommended for grades Pre-K-2
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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..