The holidays are a great time to get together with family and create new memories. If you’re looking for a classic way to have family time then you may want to check out one of the many live performances in Philly. In an effort to save you some time, we rounded up 5 family friendly plays to see in Philly this holiday season. Check out our list below and start creating new memories this month.
Now-Jan 4th | The Walnut Theatre | Buy Tickets
Based on the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” You’ll have a “Jolly Holiday” with Mary and discover a world where “Anything Can Happen” if you let it!
Beauty and the Beast
Now – Feb. 1st | The Arden Theatre | Buy Tickets
Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Now – Dec. 21st | The Walnut St. Theatre | Buy Tickets
WST for Kids Subscribers get additional savings with Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL Tickets are only $14 (regularly $16) in the orchestra or mezzanine rows A-GG and $12 (regularly $14) in the mezzanine rows H-R. There is no limit to the number of discounted tickets for A Christmas Carol, so make it a party and bring your kids’ friends along to this annual celebration!
Dec. 26th – Dec. 30th | Merriam Theater | Buy Tickets
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.
Motown the Musical
Jan 6th – Jan. 18th | Academy of Music | Buy Tickets
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!