There’s no place like… center stage! This year, Charm City’s theatre scene is going “pint-sized” as Baltimore Center Stage brings their engaging theatrical programs to a new audience: kids.

“We are thrilled to expand our family programming with this new four-part series,” said Randi Benesch, Director of Advancement at Baltimore Center Stage. “As a part of our mission of Access for All, we are excited to have more opportunities to welcome young children into our historic building and introduce them to the fun and magic of live theater.”

The Family Series series comes on the heels of last spring’s sell-out performances of Junie B. Jones. Eight performances will take place on four Sundays throughout the season, starting with a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, September 23. This retelling of the classic tale by L. Frank Baum features the Munchkin puppets! Curious and whimsical Pinkalicious The Musical dances in on December 9 for two shows.  Aesop Bops!, a David Gonzalez production, is a fast-paced, funny presentation of classic Aesop’s fables and will have two performances on January 23. Rounding out the 2018/19 Family Series are two performances of Lightwire Theatre’s The Ugly Duckling, updated with a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance.

Designed to welcome all families, the shows are geared towards audiences in pre-school through third grade. The Walters Art Museum will be on site at all performances with activities in the lobby — and (cool) progeny is thrilled to be a media sponsor for this new endeavor!

General admission for all shows is just $20/person (children 2 years old and under are FREE with a full price purchase) and performances take place at 11 AM and 1 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at or by contacting the box office at 410.332.0033. 

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