Family Series Shows

Zoellner Art Center is proud to announce the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital Family Series. We encourage families to visit and enjoy the arts. Please click on the links below to learn more about this season's performances. Everyone, regardless of age, needs a ticket. For more information contact Ticket Services via email or 610-758-2787, ext 0.

Sonia De Los Santos & The Okee Dokee Brothers: Somos Amigos | SAT SEP 28 | 12pm | Join us before the show for Family Day!
Friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the American folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand. 

We invite you to explore Zoellner's building and experience a fun day filled with art activities, treats and even a birthday party for our Zoellner Zebra! Did someone say cake? Stop by and visit our community partners: PBS, Just Born, Crayola, and many more. Check our website as the day gets closer for more details. 

*FREE Fyütch performances will be held in the Fowler Black Box Theatre at 10am & 1:30pm.
About Fyütch: Fyütch is an award-winning music artist, songwriter, producer, and member of the Grammy-nominated group 1 Tribe Collective. He celebrates the rich culture and diversity that Black voices bring to family music and inspire listeners to make a difference. Fyütch engages with audiences in a positive, meaningful way that leaves a lasting impression. 

Please note: tickets must be purchased to attend the Somos Amigos performance.

123 Andrés: Around the Americas | THU OCT 17 | 12:30pm
Christina and Andrés are 123 Andrés, the GRAMMY and Latin Grammy-winning duo for kids and families known for their interactive, high-energy shows. They bring fresh original songs that blend Spanish and English, with an eclectic mix of sounds from all corners of Latin America. They can't find their friend Juana, and their only clue is that she's somewhere in the Americas. Join them as they search the continents and learn about geography and music along the way. The audience is a key part in this rich journey brought to the stage with colorful, exciting visuals. 123 Andrés pack their show with positive vibes and energetic songs that get the whole family dancing and learning. 

Rumpelstiltskin | SAT NOV 9 | 11am 
The internationally known Panto Company presents an age-old tale of greed about a young girl who is said to spin straw into gold, the greedy king who locks her up until she does, and the strange magical little man Rumpelstiltskin who appears and promises to spin the straw in return for her jewelry. The journey continues through many adventures, twists, and turns that make this unforgettable story so exciting. This classic tale comes to the stage filled with song and audience participation, along with fabulous sets and costumes! 

The Aluminum Show 
| SAT FEB 22 | 4pm
A unique and energetic experience for the entire family, this stimulating tour de force combines movement, dance, visual theatre, and plenty of humor. In the show, talented dancers and actors breathe life into aluminum-made industrial materials while telling the story of an astronaut on a mission in a bizarre metallic world. While traveling through this futuristic world ruled by technology, he finds adventure, excitement, and even friends, who do everything it takes to get him back home in one piece. 

Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny | SUN MAR 23 | 4pm
Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown's 60-year-old classic children's book, Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mother. Both stories feature endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects, and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. 

The Paper Escaper | SUN MAY 11 | 4pm | In the Fowler Black Box Theatre 
What happens when a book character won't stay in their place? At first, the world of The Paper Escaper exists only in white, blacks, and greys. But then, the Illustrator reveals a vividly colored pop-up book and Benny, the book's newest character. Benny, our plucky puppet protagonist, is eager to explore the world beyond their page. But when the Illustrator keeps trying to make Benny stay put, Benny will need the help of a surprising new friend to evade the Illustrator's traps of glue and tape. As the zany game of cat-and-mouse escalates, a wily fire threatens to break out of control and consume the whole workroom. Benny can't fight it all on their own - what will they do? This puppetry play that uses no dialogue lets the striking visuals, dynamic original music, and cartoon-like sound effects tell a story of determination, friendship, and the power of following your own path.