Discover the joy of quality time together at DPAA’s family-friendly performances! For our youngest audience members, these performances will leave them in amazement and foster a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Get ready for fun with the whole family!
Star Wars: A New Hope Film with Orchestra
October 14 and 15 | Schuster Center
December 8-10 and 15-17 | Schuster Center
Create a lifetime of memories with family at The Nutcracker. Performed with live orchestra, the beloved holiday tradition returns to the Schuster Center. Travel with Clara as her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer sweeps her away to a dreamy Land of Sweets full of mischievous rats, brave soldiers, darling lambs, a Sugar Plum Fairy, life-size confections, and, of course, a dashing Cavalier.
Attend the Sensory-Friendly performance of The Nutcracker for a casual, spacious, and inclusive experience.
Magic Carpet Concerts: Once Upon a Time
February 27-29 | Dayton Masonic Center
Geared specifically for children, the timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf is brought to life by members of DBII, our Opera Artists-in-Residence, and the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: On Broadway!
March 10 | Schuster Center
Enjoy Broadway hits without the hassle of traveling to New York! No need to pack or buy a plane ticket, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Opera Artists-in-Residence perform songs and overtures from some of the best musicals on Broadway right here at the Schuster!
Soundtrack Magic: John Williams and Friends
June 22 | Schuster Center
Grab your popcorn for an evening of beloved musical works from the silver screen! Featuring familiar songs from movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Casablanca, and The Lord of the Rings, this concert shines the spotlight on blockbuster film scores.