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Best Family Shows in Sarasota

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Ornaments come to life when Cirque Dream: Holidaze's costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Marvel at gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.

Shrek - The Musical at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Shrek - The Musical

Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in this magical musical theatre version of the Oscar-winning Dreamworks animation. Following the same story beats as the movie, this Tony-winning show features original songs from Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), and a book by Pulitzer winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole).

The Addams Family at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Addams Family

The Addams Family are back, taking their mysterious and spooky lives on tour across the United States to share their story with the nation. After the Tony-nominated musical's premiere in Chicago in 2009, it moved on to Broadway and then the international stage. The Addams Family features a brand new story, with a book written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Maybe after you'll join Morticia and Gomez in their avowed thrice weekly tangos!

Disney Junior Live On Tour at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Disney Junior Live On Tour

Hey kids, Mickey's back and he's brought all his friends. This fall, Disney Jr. will be making its way around the United States in the Let's Play Live tour, and will be bringing all your little ones' favorite characters to a stage near you. And if that's not enough, for the first time Ariel and SuperKitties Bitsy will be joining Mickey on stage for dances and songs. Perfect for preschoolers and the whole family, make this your first experience of where the magic begins with the House of Mouse!

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed dancers, the Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of classical dance, dazzling costumes, soaring birds, giant puppets and a grand stage design to make this particular Nutcracker a unique holiday treat not to be missed!

Lord Of The Dance at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Lord Of The Dance

Lord Of The Dance is the most successful touring show in entertainment history. It has to date played in over 65 different countries and territories, to over 7 million people on every single continent. Lord Of The Dance has become the most talked about, the most written about and the most acclaimed show in musical history since its world premiere. It has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades and has broken theatrical records everywhere.

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