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Guide to Summer Shows: South Jersey

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Comedy & Magic

Stockton Children’s Summer Playhouse Wednesdays at the Ocean City Music Pier: The Gizmo Guys, comedic jugglers, July 7; Alex the Jester, July 14; Post Comedy Theatre, one-man character show with mime, puppetry, juggling, comedy & improvisation, July 28. $9.

The Best of Nosing Around, a wacky family show combining magic, clowning & juggling, at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, Fri.-Sat., July 9-10. $8-$10.

Magic shows in Camden County parks: Mostly Magic with Amazing Dave at Haddon Lake Park in Haddon Heights, Sat., July 10; Ken Northridge, featuring a live rabbit, live doves & music, at the Historic Hopkins House in Haddon Twp., Wed., Aug. 4; and Eric Dasher’s Magical Shoppe of Wonders at Lindenwold Park, Wed., Aug. 18.

Magic at the CapeMagic at the Cape, an educational & entertaining show for kids featuring magicians Johnny Mass & Michael Walsh at the Cape May Stage: The Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, Wed., July 28 & Wed., Aug. 4. Ages 5 & up. $8-$15.


Two of a KindIn the Kids Corner at Camden Children’s Garden at XPN 88.5’s XPoNential Music Festival, Sat.-Sun., July 17-18: Two of a Kind, Bubboon’s Tunes, Joanie Leeds & several other popular children’s music artists, along with amusement rides, the Zoo on Wheels & garden walks. $5-$25.

Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band, educational family music, at the Philadelphia Zoo (part of the summer-long Rock ‘n’ Roar Concert Series), Tues., July 6 & Lindenwold Park, Wed., July 21. Zoo show free with admission, $15-$18; Lindenwold concert is FREE.

FREEErnie & Neal, rock music “for the young mind,” at the Burlington County Amphitheater at the Library in Westampton, Fri., July 9.

The Verve Pipe and Billy Jonas, Sat., July 10 and Sat., Aug. 7, respectively, at World Café Live in Phila. for the Peanut Butter and Jams brunch series. Ages 1-12. $10-$12.

The Paisley Pickles: “Yummy Music for the Whole Family,” Sat., July 24 and Two of a Kind sing-a-long, Wed., July 28, at Haddon Lake Park in Haddon Heights.

Fairytales & Books

On stage Fri., Sat. & Sun. at the Open Air Theatre at Washington Crossing in Lambertville: Snow White (July 2-11), The Frog Prince (July 16-25), Disney’s Cinderella Kids (July 30-Aug. 8), Rapunzel (Aug. 13-22) & Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (Aug. 27-Sept. 5). $5, plus $5 parking fee on Sat. & Sun.

FREE Students of the East Lynne Theater Company present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel about a man living in 1889 transported to King Arthur’s time, at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, Tues., July 6.

The Rainbow Fish, an adaptation of the Marcus Pfister book about the most beautiful fish in the ocean, presented by Collingswood Children’s Theatre at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Collingswood. For toddlers through grade 2. Thurs.-Fri., July 8-9. $5.

Treasure Island, an audience-participatory show narrated by Ritzy the Wolf, at The Ritz Theatre in Haddon Twp., Tues.-Sat., July 13-17. Ages 3-8. $8.

At The Broadway Theatre of Pitman: The Little Engine That Could (Fri.-Sat., July 23-24), best for ages 3-9, and Seussical The Musical (Fri.-Sun., Aug. 13-22) on the mainstage, for all ages. $7-$15.

Jungle Book presented by Oakwood Summer Theatre at the Salem Community College Davidow Theatre in Carneys Point, Wed.-Fri., July 21-23. $5.

Cinderella, a full-length, humorous musical, at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, Fri.-Sun., July 30-Aug. 8. $12-$16.

Jack & the Beanstalk presented by The Collaborative Act Studio at the Fusion Performing Arts Center in Cherry Hill, Fri.-Sat., Aug 27-28. $7.


The Lion’s Whiskers, Catskill Puppet Theater’s adaptation of an Ethiopian folktale, at the Ocean City, NJ Music Pier, Wed., July 21. Ages 3-10. $9. www.stockton.edu/pac

Dance VoyageFREE “A Global Kaleidoscope,” Young Peoples’ Concert Series at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Phila.: Philadelphia Boys Choir, Wed., July 7; Kenya ALIVE!, Wed., July 14; Fiddlin’ in Philly, Wed., July 21; Rhapsody of Rock with Rock School for Dance Education, Tues., Aug. 3; and Dance Voyage with Cambodian, African & other international dancers, Tues., Aug. 10. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

FREE At the Historic Hopkins House in Haddon Twp.: Sister MoonSong, African & Native American storytelling, Wed., Aug. 11 & flamenco guitar & dance workshops by the D’Aprile Family, Wed., Aug. 25.

Musicals & Broadway

Fiddler on the Roof at Walnut Street Theatre in Phila. through Sun., July 18. $10-$75.

Mainstage's Wizard of OzMainstage Center for the Arts presents shows Wed.-Fri. at the Camden County College Dennis Flyer Theater: The Wizard of Oz (July 14-16); Once On This Island, a Caribbean adaptation of The Little Mermaid (July 21-23); Alice in Wonderland (July 28-30); and Broadway for Kids (Aug. 4-6). Best for PreK-elementary age. All Thursday shows are ASL-interpreted. Make crafts before the show on Family Fun Fridays. $8-$10.

Annie presented by Cumberland Players at The Little Theatre in Vineland, Fri-Sat., July 9-24. $15. Half-price senior tickets (ages 62 & older) offered for July 11 show.

Footloose presented by Oakwood Summer Theatre at the Salem Community College Davidow Theatre in Carneys Point, Fri.-Sat., Aug. 13-14 & 20-21. $12.


Cape May SHAKESPEAREience!Kids ages 9-18 in Cape May Stage’s Summer SHAKESPEAREience! program present an abridged version of The Temptest outdoors at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, Sat., July 31 & Sat., Aug. 21. Best appreciated by ages 8 & up, all ages welcome.

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