Kids & Familiies

Children ages 2 and older are invited to grab their magic carpet and join us for a musical adventure across the globe.

For four exciting Saturdays in the 2019-2020 season, children and their parents will be transported through the magic of their imaginations to exotic destinations while exploring the musical traditions, dance, movement, visual art and indigenous stories of some of the world’s most exciting locales! Admission is $5 for children and free for adults.

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m. — Explore ballet and the Nutcracker with the Sugar Plum Fairy 
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. — Weightless Aerial Arts and Hoopsters
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. — Día de Muertos con Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. — Trout Fishing in America

Sponsored by Sarkis Kish.


2019-20 Family Performances

Zimbabwe’s Nobuntu

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Named for the African concept of humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family, Nobuntu is Zimbabwe’s celebrated all-female, a cappella quintet that has drawn international acclaim for its unique blend of indigenous folk, Afro-jazz and gospel.  Performing with the Mbira (thumb piano) and traditional African dance, the group aims to celebrate and preserve its culture, beauty and heritage through art. Nobuntu was recently nominated Musician of the Year at the International Women Awards and has performed throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. The group stops in Memphis during its second US tour to offer music as a vehicle for change, transcending racial, religious, gender and economic boundaries. Sponsored in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.



Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. 
Adults $36, Children $31

The world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends the unique theatrics of Moscow-born Gregory Popovich with the extraordinary talents of his four-legged stars. Each of his 15 cats and 10 dogs was rescued from an animal shelter. Audiences will delight in this extravaganza of European-style clowning, juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented pets. This modern-day Dr. Doolittle has been featured on The Tonight ShowDavid LettermanAmerica's Got Talent and in People magazine, The New Yorker and USA TODAY.

Sponsored in part by Hollywood Feed and Memphis Veterinary Specialists and Emergency


The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

They’re not brothers. They’re not Russian. And their feet seldom leave the ground. But as entertainers, The Flying Karamazov Brothers are as wonderfully strange and exciting as their exotic name implies. These wild-haired, flame-throwing, knife-tossing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers have been pushing the show-biz envelope for over 45 years. Their comedic blend of awe-inspiring juggling, musical ingenuity and off-kilter clowning have taken the troupe from the streets of San Francisco to Carnegie Hall, Broadway and Hollywood. These eccentric comic geniuses wield a laugh-out-loud evening for the entire family.



Catapult Shadow Dance Theater

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Catapult is the art of the human body’s ability to transform, as talented dancers work behind a screen to seamlessly create impossibly imagined silhouettes that surprise and entertain. Catapult Shadow Dance flowered from the brain of Pilobolus alum, choreographer and creative director Adam Battlestein. The theatrical art form is a balletic combination of dance, story telling and sculpture that first attracted national attention as a finalist on American’s Got Talent.  Audiences of all ages will be awed, amazed, dazed and unable to see shadows the same way again!