Where to Find the Best Family Shows and Special Events

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

June is jammed pack with family shows – whether you are looking for play, musical, movie…. or any other type of show, there is something for the entire family!  And better yet, NJ Kids has found the best of the best. Now all you have to do is order the tickets and get ready for some show-stopping fun!

Papermill Playhouse

22 Brookside Drive, Millburn.

Grease.  thru June 29.  A rock & roll celebration of growing up and falling in love set in the Fabulous Fifties. The world's #1 musical and America's favorite bursts onto the Paper Mill stage in an all new production. An irresistible mix of fast cars and first loves. It's Danny and Sandy, the Greasers and the Pink Ladies. It's a thrilling injection of pure fun with astounding dancing and amazing songs that will make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!"

Disney's Aladdin Jr.  June 14.  All of your favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit film performed by Paper Mill Theatre School's advance musical theatre students (ages 13–16). Filled with magic, mayhem, and carpet rides. Audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!

Live Children’s Theatre!

43 S Broadway, Pitman, NJ.  856-384-8381

Snow White.  June 6-7.  A beautiful princess who lives in a castle has nothing to worry about, right? Not if she is Snow White. Fleeing from her wicked stepmother, the queen, Snow White takes refuge in the forest. While she is there, she meets seven dwarfs who take her in as their own. Will she be able to evade the evil, jealous queen? Join us for one of the most famous stories from the Brothers Grimm.

The Kelsey Theatre at MCCC

1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ.  609-570-3333

Shrek, The Musical.  June 6-8.  Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film Maurer Productions OnStage brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, Shrek, The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

Porch Light Production

555 Broad Street, Glen Rock, NJ.  201-857-3520

Into the Woods Presented by PLP's Youth Performance Troupe.  June 6-7.  Journey into the magical realm of the woods as our YPT Senior company presents Sondheim's fractured fairytale, 'Into the Woods'. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them.


One Center Street, Newark.  njpac.org

Cinderella The Remix.  June 7.  This brand-new, ultra-contemporary version of Cinderella is fueled by song, dance and original rap.  Though she still lives under the rule of a wicked stepmother, this Cinderella spends her time mixing beats and dreaming of becoming the hottest DJ in Hip-Hop Hollywood. To realize her dreams, she’s forced to disguise herself as a boy–and prove to the world that Girl Power rules.

New Jersey Renaissance Faire 

1195 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ.  888-864-8222

June 8-9.  Join us the first two weekends in June! The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is fun for the whole family as you step back in time to the days of yesteryore and 16th century merry olde England. The New Jersey Renaissance Faire features six stages of performances, music, and entertainment, as well as a full scale chess match, sword fighting, a full scale joust, glass blowing, falconry, and other fun filled and educational activities.

Union County Performing Arts Center

1601 Irving Street, Rahway.  732-499-8226.  www.ucpac.org

Peter Pan.  June 8.  Peter Pan explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan.

MetLife Stadium

One MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ.

Monster Jam.  June 14.  Path of Destruction stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet tall, ten-thousand pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through.