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Best Family Shows in New Brunswick

Cats at Algonquin Arts Theatre


After an exciting revival on Broadway in 2016 - the first since its marathon 18-year run - Cats is heading out on tour, bringing the feline frolics to a town near you! A production full of musical theatre classics, instantly recognizable costumes, and choreography and bursting with cat-itude, this iconic show is purrfect for newcomers and old-timers.

Open until Jul 28

Algonquin Arts Theatre

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American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker at State Theatre

American Repertory Ballet - The Nutcracker

The American Repertory Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is a delightful family evening for audiences young and old, and a wonderful way to ring in Christmas. Going strong for over 50 years since its first season in 1964, this New Jersey holiday tradition features a cast of over 100 performers, as well as fresh new scenery in its opening act. This long-running holiday production has garnered favorable reviews and is one of the most successful companies in the region.

Dec 20 - 22

State Theatre

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Disney On Ice: Frozen and Encanto at CURE Insurance Arena

Disney On Ice: Frozen and Encanto

Disney on Ice returns in this brand new spectacular that features characters and adventures from two of the studios' most popular recent animations- Frozen and Encanto! With sing-a-longs, feats of incredible ice-skating, and breathtaking acrobatics, this exciting new show brings the magic of both movies to life, offering an unforgettable live experience the whole family will love!

Feb 6 - 9, 2025

CURE Insurance Arena

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The Addams Family at State Theatre

The Addams Family

The Addams Family are back, taking their mysterious and spooky lives on tour across the United States to share their story with the nation. After the Tony-nominated musical's premiere in Chicago in 2009, it moved on to Broadway and then the international stage. The Addams Family features a brand new story, with a book written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Maybe after you'll join Morticia and Gomez in their avowed thrice weekly tangos!

Jan 24 - 26, 2025

State Theatre

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The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert at State Theatre

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert

So good it's often been named the best film adaptation of Charles Dicken's festive masterpiece ever, no holiday season is complete without a viewing of The Muppet Christmas Carol, and there's no better way to experience it than in this Live to Screen concert edition, played by your local Symphony. Starring Kermit the Frog, Micheal Caine, Gonzo and many more of the iconic Muppet stable, enjoy the classic story, complete with humor, heart, and Miles Goodman and Paul Williams' unforgettable score!

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