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Can’t-Miss Spring Performances Around the Main Line

Spring is coming! Get your tickets!

With Spring, the stages around town will be alive with story and song! From ballet to Disney musicals, here’s what to look forward to this season.

Shakespeare in Love

Through March 29

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern


Recommended for teens and older, this musical stage adaptation of the 1998 film has all the charm and warmth of its source material.


March 19—22

SALT Performing Arts Center, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs


This short (one hour long), sweet show about the sweet adventures of Pooh and friends is sure to delight little ones.

Radnor Elementary School presents Aladdin Jr.

March 19—22

Radnor Elementary, 20 Matsonford Road, Radnor


A cast and crew of 117 Radnor Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students will take parents and community members to a whole new world! Tickets available online.

Pennsylvania Ballet II presents ‘Fairy Rhymes’

March 21 and 22

The Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford


Join the Three Little Kittens as they travel through Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales to find their lost mittens, and meet many beloved characters along the way. Tickets available online.

The Wizard of Oz

March 26—28

Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn


UMLY takes you somewhere over the rainbow in this classic musical with a cast of over 100 children and adults! Tickets available online.

Phoenixville Area High School presents Bye Bye Birdie

April 2—4, 7 pm

1200 Gay St., Phoenixville


Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Bye Bye Birdie is always a classic school play. Tickets available online.

Pennsylvania Ballet II: Snow White

April 18, 11 am (sensory-friendly) and 2 pm

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill


This one-hour ballet version of the classic fairytale is a favorite of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Family Series audiences.  With an original score by Kermit Poling, this ballet is captivating for fairy tale lovers of all ages. There is a sensory-friendly performance offered in the morning as well.

Disney’s The Jungle Book

Sundays at noon from April 19—May 24

Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media


Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie!

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

April 24, 7 pm

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill


Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series, and watch Ms. Frizzle save the day! Recommended for ages 4 and up.


Here’s what’s on stage in Philly!


Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet.

Contributing Writer