Experience the Ordway’s New Family Series

Our partners at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts are here to tell you about their NEW Family Series! Check out each of the three different shows, plus find a special discount code for you and your family to enjoy when purchasing your tickets!

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Encourage your kids’ imagination and foster their creative exploration through the NEW Ordway Family series! Bilingual folk tales, Americana folk music, and bedtime story classics are just the tip of the iceberg as far as why you should be marking your calendar for these fun, family friendly-shows for kids ages 0-99!

Here are 6 reasons to attend the Ordway Family Performances with your little ones:

1) The fun starts as soon as you enter the doors with the Ordway’s pre-performance Play & Learn Lobbies. Create a beautiful flower, build with the larger-than-life imagination playground and more while learning about the performance you are about to see!

2) Introduce your kids to cultures from around the world through the performing arts. Family audiences are immersed in stories, language, music, puppetry and more with characters and performers from every background imaginable.

3) Nurture your children’s imagination to grow, create, perform, think, and play. A theater is a valuable place where kids can explore the endless possibilities of their imaginations and what they can do.

4) Sharing a fun experience with your whole family. The best part about seeing a live show is that it is a shared family experience. It will leave moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandpas, grandmas, cousins, aunts and uncles discussing, retelling and singing the show for weeks!

5) No shushing allowed – Live family shows are all about audience participation. Your kids (and entire family) will be laughing, clapping, dancing, singing, shouting and participating throughout the entire show. And the greatest part is, no one cares! This is a space for kids to be kids and enjoy and participate in the show made for them!

6) To be honest, it is fun for parents too! It won’t just be the kids who are engrossed with the show. Don’t be shy – let your hair down and let your excitement take over. It will inspire your kids to do the same!


The Family Series performances offer:

  • A welcoming, judgment-free environment for audiences. 
  • An hour-long performance packed with art and excitement with no intermission.
  • Family-friendly snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the theater as well.
  • The Ordway has an accessible entrance, accessible and companion restrooms, provides accessible seating and assisted listening devices, and service animals are welcome. Additional accessibility services are available upon request.

Don’t miss your chance to share these performance experiences with your family with tickets starting at $16! 


Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World” starring David Gonzalez Bilingual – Sept. 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Exclusive offer below!

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Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots, and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are woven throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.


The Okee Dokee Brothers – March 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

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Adventure alongside Grammy-Award winning Americana folk duo Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander for a song-filled exploration of the natural world, inspired by their trek along the Appalachian Trail, a canoe trip down the Mississippi River and their adventure through the American West! With songs written by campfire and harmonies born on the water, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers record and perform their music to inspire children to get outside and experience nature enabling them to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities, and themselves.


“Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny” Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – April 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

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Returning to the Ordway by popular demand, Mermaid Theatre brings to life two beloved children’s stories through their unique style of puppetry and black light. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mom. Both stage adaptations feature endearing animal puppets and stunning scenic effects based on Clement Hurd’s illustrations, and evocative musical accompaniment.


There are TWO ways you can save!

  • For a limited time, use the promotional code ORDWAY5FAM to receive $5 off per ticket* for our first Family Series performance “Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World” starring David Gonzalez!
{*Valid on P2 only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Subject to availability. All tickets are subject to a facility fee and service charge per ticket. All sales are final with no refunds or price adjustments. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.}

Purchase your tickets today at Ordway.org or by calling the Ordway ticket office at 651.224.4222

One Response to Experience the Ordway’s New Family Series

  1. Erin M August 17, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    Can’t wait to check these out!

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