Thursday, August 14, 2008

Upcoming Fall / Winter Family Stage Shows

Since we've been here in Central VA with the kids, we've seen a few children's shows. We drove out to the Hampton Coliseum back in 2004 to see the Wiggles and then saw them again another year at the Richmond Coliseum.
We've also seen the Doodlebops & Disney Playhouse Live.

We were impressed with the quality of the Wiggles show especially. Given the choice of the 3 venues mentioned, I did like the John Paul Jones Arena the best although I have nothing particular against the other 2. They are fine too.

I find myself forwarding this information to different friends as the subject comes up so I thought this might be of interest to others in the Goochland, Louisa, Powhatan, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield areas and beyond. Following are a few upcoming shows that I am aware of that may be of interest to you. I know we will probably make plans for some.

As you see, I am only listing shows that you can take your preschooler, grade school aged children to. Not adult events. If you want to see Madonna's upcoming schedule, see here. It's not that I wouldn't take my daughter to see the show because of the content, I just could not pay the price of a concert ticket for a child to see her live. I've seen a few of her shows at Madison Square Garden in NYC and they are phenomenal productions. Whether you are a fan of Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie or not, the stage production is certainly one of the best for a concert. Madonna fact: In 2007, the Guinness Book of Records names Madonna as the highest earning female singer of all time. Happy 50th Madge! But I digress...

Backyardigans Live
Nickelodeon Nick Jr. Tale of the Mighty Knights
Thursday September 18 at University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightening McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney / Pixar CARS race across the ice. Dive into the Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and experience the "Circle of Life" with the Lion King. Then enter into a magical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends as they make their world premiere on ice.
Come an hour early to experience the Disney Princess Pre-Show: an enchanting display of Disney Princess gowns and mementos.
Hampton Coliseum Wednesday Oct. 1 - Sunday Oct. 5
Richmond Coliseum Wed. Nov. 12 - Sunday Nov. 16
tickets can be ordered on-line at

Monster Jam - monster truck show
Hampton Coliseum Fri and Sat, November 14 and 15th
on sale now - information

The Greatest Show on Earth - Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus - Boom a Ring show
at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville
December 11 - 14
Tickets will go on sale October 13 at 10am
You can buy on-line at or select Plan 9 locations or at the JPJA box office or by phone. This venue is not affiliated with ticketmaster so if you want to find out what events are scheduled there, you need to sign up at their website for e-mails.

Richmond Ballet

Sesame Street Live
The Richmond Coliseum December 18, 19, 20, 21

perfect for the elmo fans!

Theatre IV Children's Theater of Richmond
- Shows Suggested for ages 4+
Thunder Nationals - monster truck show
Richmond Coliseum Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2009

Monster Jam - monster truck show
John Paul Jones Arena March 13 and March 14

I'll keep this updated if any other local stage shows for the next 6 months or so come my way.

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