We list age recommendations for all of our performances on ums.org as a helpful guide, but we understand that every child is different and trust parents or caregivers to determine whether a specific performance is a good fit.
Moving to the Beat:
West African Dance and Visual Art
Created especially for families, participants in this workshop will experience traditional West African Dance as well as contemporary AfroBeat dance moves! Afterward, families will participate in an art-making workshop that connects movement to visual art.
Manual Cinema presents
A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster uses hundreds of illustrated puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, live music, and the wonder of real-time filming to bring Mo Willems’ books to life.
Mariachi Herencia de México
featuring La Marisoul
A new generation takes mariachi to whole new heights when Latin Grammy nominee Mariachi Herencia de México presents Herederos (the “heirs”).
Holidays in Hawai’i
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele
Shimabukuro draws on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics for his return appearance in Hill Auditorium.
For Nursery – 2nd Grade Students and Families
Papa Penguin receives a special delivery from the sky — a baby chick penguin! The hapless pair navigates slippery slopes and perilous adventures in this funny and moving story about love, life, and learning.
For Grades 1-6 Students and Families
Marvin loves exploring the parks around his home looking for birds, bugs, and animals. On his ninth birthday he receives his very own pair of grown-up, pro binoculars! But then something terrible happens: he loses them, and to get them back, he must face the intimidating park warden.