Prepare for an Amazing Theater Experience Once the Curtains Rise

Have a budding thespian in the house or looking to take a digital break and enjoy live entertainment?

If you’re like me, you’re excited to take in one of the many heartwarming plays and performances in the greater Kalamazoo area with your kids and support the local arts.

There’s something for every age and budget on this list. You’ll want to read the synopsis to determine if a performance is appropriate for the age of your child before buying tickets.

Check our Event Calendar for more information about ticket pricing and showtimes. 

Did we miss any local plays or performances? Make sure to submit your event to our Event Calendar.

Plays, Musicals, Concerts, and Theatre Shows for Kids and Families around Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo’s best plays and shows for kids promise a fun night out for the whole family. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the show.

Friday May 1, 2020

Alpin Hong vs. The Machine

Location: Plainwell Performing Arts Center – 684 Starr Rd Plainwell
Alpin Hong returns to Kalamazoo to explore the evolution of technology, music, and virtuoso performance. Join him on a high-energy journey into classical masterworks and music of pop-culture, film, and video games. Get ready for a seriously fun piano concert that's unlike anything you've seen before!
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday May 2, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday May 3, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Friday May 8, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday May 9, 2020

Baby Grands

Location: Fulton Street Farmers Market –
Baby Grands are very special concerts where kids can be kids, parents can relax, and music is always fun. The concerts are performed casually, without a stage and without seats, so children and parents can sit on the floor, crawl around, play, dance, and engage with the music as the [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday May 10, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Friday May 15, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday May 16, 2020

Crybaby Concert Series

Location: Kalamazoo Public Library- Oshtemo Branch – 7265 W. Main Street Kalamazoo
Fontana is proud to continue the Crybaby Concert Series. Held in venues in the Kalamazoo area on Saturday mornings, these mini-concerts allow children under the age of five and their parents, grandparents, and siblings to enjoy a 45-minute performance of beautiful music in an open and flexible environment – even [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Sunday May 17, 2020

Sunset Boulevard

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
In her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded, silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in the fantasy world of her past glory. Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma s "masterpiece," a film script that she believes will [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Thursday June 4, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 South Rose Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday June 5, 2020

Annie Jr.

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo
Leapin Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone s favorite little redhead. [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday June 6, 2020

Annie Jr.

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Leapin Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone s favorite little redhead. [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Sunday June 7, 2020

Annie Jr.

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Leapin Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone s favorite little redhead. [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Friday June 12, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Annie Jr.

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo
Leapin Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone s favorite little redhead. [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday June 13, 2020

Annie Jr.

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Leapin Lizards! Annie Jr. will be our first Penguin Project Production! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone s favorite little redhead. [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Friday June 19, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday June 26, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday July 2, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Science Tellers

Location: Paw Paw District Library – 609 W. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw
Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress Science and storytelling collide! Watch how science and special effects are used to make the story come to life!
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday July 8, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday July 10, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday July 17, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday July 24, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday July 31, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday August 7, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Acting Up: Imagine You're a King!

Location: Paw Paw District Library – 609 W. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw
Enjoy this original play that includes fast moving action, colorful characters, comedy and more!
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday August 12, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday August 14, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday August 19, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday August 21, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind! 2020 Dates: June 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday August 28, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday September 4, 2020

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 W South Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…. Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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