Winter weather doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside with the kiddos – why not try a local children’s theater or performance? But of course, there’s no need to pay full price when you have a website like Goldstar around!
I scoped out Goldstar today and found lots of discounts to kid-friendly plays and shows in the Seattle area with dates from January 5th all the way through March 4th (so you have some time to plan ahead).
A couple things to note:
- Each of the tickets you’ll purchase through Goldstar has an additional fee beyond what’s listed here, but you’ll still be saving off the full price.
- The events I’m highlighting here are for Seattle-area folks, but if you don’t live in the area, know that Goldstar offers discounts on events nationwide!
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music: $21.25 (reg. $31.25) – January 5th – 7th
The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle)
Some musicals just leave you with a song in your heart. But The Sound of Music fills your whole body with such joyous and uplifting energy that it’s practically impossible not to fling your arms out and sing along with Julie Andrews. Fortunately, at this screening of the classic 1965 film at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, you’re encouraged to sing along — and can even participate in a costume contest! Get those vocal cords warmed up, cut up those curtains and hurry downtown for the perfect night out for guests ages four and up.
Disney’s Newsies: $31 – $43.50 (reg. $52 – $77) – select dates from January 6th – February 4th
Everett Performing Arts Center
Featuring a score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is based on the popular 1992 Disney movie starring Christian Bale about a group of newsboys who take on a ruthless newspaper tycoon. Based on true events from 1899, the musical tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. The rousing tale at the Everett Performing Arts Center is about fighting for what’s right — and staying true to who you are.
Seattle University Men’s Basketball: $0 – $9 (reg. $5 – $19) – January 11th and February 15th
Connolly Complex (Seattle)
The Seattle University Redhawks are back in action for another exciting, fast-paced season of basketball, and new coach Jim Hayford plans to have his squad sitting at the top of the WAC standings. Led by 7-foot-3 center Aaron Menzies, the Redhawks are hoping to push the pace and score plenty of points. To that end, speedy guards Matej Kavas and Morgan Means will play a major role. This season, along with games at KeyArena, Seattle U. also will play at the intimate Connolly Complex, giving you the chance to see every great play up close. Don’t miss the action as the Redhawks battle for supremacy.
Snow Bus to Leavenworth’s Bavarian Ice Festival: $55 (reg. $110) – January 13th and 14th
Seattle & Renton Bus Stations
Enhance your holiday cheer with a motor coach ride to the quaint Bavarian village of Leavenworth for their annual Bavarian Ice Festival. Leavenworth is dressed to the hilt for the holidays with over half a million Christmas lights, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, carolers strolling the streets, spiced wine and cider, sleigh rides, local crafts and outdoor entertainment. Fun for the whole family, this festive winter tradition is a must-see. After spending the day surrounded by seasonal spirit, you’ll board the bus again and watch a holiday movie on the way home.
Seattle University Women’s Basketball: $0 – $6 (reg. $5 – $14) – select dates from January 18th – March 3rd
Connolly Complex (Seattle)
Expectations are high for the Seattle University women’s basketball team this season, and you can watch all the action as the Redhawks look to soar over the competition in the WAC. Under the guidance of coach Suzy Barcomb, the Redhawks surprised experts last season by qualifying for the WNIT. This year’s squad returns senior forward Alexis Montgomery, the WAC preseason Player of the Year, and guard Kamira Sanders. Help make the Connolly Complex one of the loudest venues in the conference with these great seats, which also come with a hot dog and soda.
The Little Prince: $11 – $19.50 (reg. $22 – $39) – select dates from January 20th – March 2nd
Seattle Children’s Theatre
It’s not every work of literature that’s so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince‘s enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children’s Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who’s not from around here. In fact, he’s from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical: $7.50 (reg. $15) – February 10th and 17th
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Whether you’re a total square or a raging polkadot, families and kids of all sizes and shapes will dig this musical about acceptance and unexpected friendships. In Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Lily Polkadot has just moved into the “Squares Only” side of town in the small Rockaway. As the first polkadot in her school, she’s not allowed to join anyone, do anything or even use their drinking fountains! Thanks to the shy square Sky, however, they’ll form a friendship that outweighs any challenges along the way. Come hang out at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse to experience this fun-loving musical, inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!: King for a Day: $14.50 – $27.50 (reg. $27.50 – $50) – March 4th
Moore Theatre (Seattle)
The most grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new live show! All your kids’ favorite characters will zoom from the screen to the stage when Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day comes to Seattle. Zip up your hoodies, lace up your sneakers and ride along through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. You’ll hear new songs to sing along to, meet a few surprise guests, and learn the kinds of one-to-grow-on lessons you trust PBS Kids to deliver. It’s a royally great musical filled with tigertastic fun and it all gets underway at the Moore Theater.