There’s something special about a live performance. When the lights go down and the spotlight goes up, you almost become one with the show. Once thought to be an elitist affair, relegated to that famous row in New York City, theater is now accessible to all audiences through major Broadway tours and small local theaters right here in Indy. We’re always adding to the calendar, but here’s a preview of some kid-friendly shows coming to Central Indiana this season.

The Lion King National Tour
Location: Murat Theater at Old National
Date: September 12-29, 2018
Time: Varies
Price: Varies

The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio
Location: Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum
Date: October 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28, 2018
Time: Varies
Price: Tickets are $8 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Tickets for a post-show workshop will be for sale for $3.

Disney Jr. Dance Party
Location: Murat Theater at Old National
Date: October  21, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Price: Varies

Double Dare Live
Location: Murat Theater at Old National
Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: Varies

Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries
Location: Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 3 pm
Price: $15

Mary Poppins
Location: Tarkington Theater at the Center for Performing Arts
Date: December 7-29, 2018
Time: Varies
Price: Varies

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Date: January 3-6, 2019
Time: 3 & 7 pm
Price: Varies

Hudson Vagabond Puppets: Three Caps for Sale & Three Billy Goats Gruff
Location: Tarkington Theater at the Center for Performing Arts
Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Price: Starting at $20

School of Rock—The Musical National Tour
Location: The Murat Theater at Old National
Date: January 29-February 3, 2019
Time: Varies
Price: Varies

Mutts Gone Nuts
Location: Emens Auditorium at Ball State University
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 2 and 6 pm
Price: $18 for General Admission / $6 for Children Under 18

Finding Neverland
Location: Indiana University Auditorium
Date: April 23 & 24, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $17-$49

The (White) House of Horrors
Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Date: October 12-13, 19-20, and 27-28, 2018
Time: Varies
Price: $17.95 for General Admission; $14.95 for Members and Students
Note: For Children 10 and up

The Addams Family: A Musical for the Whole (Creepy) Family
Location: The Cat Theater
Date: October 19-28, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $20 for General Admission / $15 for Students/Seniors

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Location: Clowes Hall at Butler University
Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 10 am and noon
Price: $15 for General Admission / $8 for Students

The Ugly Duckling
Location: Tarkington Theater at the Center for Performing Arts
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 1 & 4 pm
Price: $20 for General Admission / $15 for Students under 18

Peppa Pig Live
Location: The Murat Theater at Old National
Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Price: Varies

Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue
Location: Murat Theater at Old National
Date: December 29 & 30, 2018
Time: 10 am & 2 pm
Price: varies

Cinderella
Location: Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Price: $28-$60

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
Location: Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University
Date: January 27, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Price: $17.50 – $75

Peg + Cat Live
Location: The Loeb Playhouse at Purdue University
Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Price: $10-$15

Sound of Music
Location: Emens Auditorium at Ball State University
Date: March 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $18 – $55

Honk! The Musical
Location: Belfy Theatre
Date: July 26-August 4, 2019
Time: Varies
Price:$20 for General Admission / $16 for Children 12 and Under