Best Family Arts Over April Vacation

April 13, 2011 12:24 PM


Looking to class-up school vacation with some arts? Our friends at ArtsBoston shared their picks for the best family arts in and around Boston during April Vacation.
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Grandma is back with the Big Apple Circus (credit: Big Apple Circus)

Big Apple Circus – Dance On!

Boston City Hall Plaza
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The Big Apple Circus celebrates its 33rd Season with an all-new show, Dance On! No seat is more than 50 feet from the ring in this intimate circus setting on City Hall Plaza. Featured performers include a troupe of unicyclists and lasso twirlers from China; a mind-bending group of Mongolian contortionists; a collection of gravity-defying Kenyan athletes; a heard of twelve miniature horses in an equine chorus line; an Ethiopian juggler with a lively act; and of course – Grandma the clown. Tickets start at $15.

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(credit: Wheelock Family Theatre)

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston
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The timeless trouble-maker Aladdin is up to his old tricks at Wheelock Family Theatre in James Norris’s adaption of the classic tale from Arabian Nights. Written long before the Disney version debuted, Norris’s adaption is an opportunity for children to see their favorite hero in a story honoring the original tale. It’s a chance for Aladdin-lovers to discover a new side to the lovable hooligan’s journey. Tickets start at $20.

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Grease Sing-A-Long

Regent Theatre, Arlington
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Share your love of this high-energy musical classic with your kids. Lyrics dance along the screen so audiences can sing-along to the story of high school sweethearts Sandy and Danny. Fast cars and great dance moves in this musical homage to the age of rock ‘n’ roll makes it an all time audience favorite. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

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File image (credit: AP)

Healthy Steps With Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School, Boston Studio
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The Boston Ballet School invites girls ages 11-14 to explore a wide range of performing arts during this week-long program. Girls will learn about musical theatre, modern dance, ballet, theatre arts, nutrition, yoga, Zumba and more. No prior dance experience necessary!

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(credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)

Gardner Museum Vacation Activities

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
Event Details

Bring your family to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during school vacation for four days of fun, nature-themed activities. Explore the galleries with kid-friendly looking guides, sketching activities, and hands-on art-making projects. Search for hidden flowers in works of art. Admission is $12 for adults and kids are always free.

For a full listing of family-friendly arts events for the week, visit For a list of free events over April vacation, visit our Guide to Free April Vacation Events.

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