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.
Click here to view the Family Series Brochure in Spanish.
Join us before the show for Family Day!
Zoellner Arts Center's first-ever Family Day was created to announce to our local community Zoellner's partnership with Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital. This partnership lets us provide low-cost, family-friendly entertainment, for all kids of all ages, and allows us to remove barriers of access to the arts. We want to bring together members of our community to explore Zoellner's building and see all that we have to offer in our 25th Anniversary Season. This day will be full of fun art activities, treats, a performance by GRAMMY Award winner Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, strolling musician Kendal Conrad, Crayola giveaways, an appearance from Lehigh Mascot Clutch, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Lehigh Community Service Office, and more. The day will end with our very first show in the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital Family Series, The Amazing Max the magician!
Please note: tickets must be purchased to attend The Amazing Max performance.
The Amazing Max | SAT OCT 8 | 1pm
Professional magician Max Darwin is an actor, designer, and visual artist with over 35 years of experience working with young people as a performer and artist-in-residence. He has been a featured artist on National Geographic’s hit TV series, Brain Games, and has worked as a magic consultant for Gotham, Blindspot and America’s Got Talent. His solo show, The Amazing Max, has played Off-Broadway, toured the world, and received rave reviews from The New York Times, Huffington Post and PBS Kids for "an awesome and hilarious live magic show.”
Dan and Claudia Zanes Holiday Sing Along | SUN NOV 27 | 1pm*
Grammy-Award winner Dan Zanes and his musical wife, Claudia Zanes and her best friend Pauline Jean, perform a multicultural all-ages wintertime celebration. Hear a variety of traditions and songs from near and far — Christmas and Hanukkah classics in English, Hebrew, and Ladino as well as holiday songs from Korea, Tunisia and more. Songbooks are distributed and the audience becomes a part of the festivities. Guests of all ages join the trio on-stage.
*Sensory Friendly Performance
2023 - Tickets for the following shows go on sale in early December.
Lightwire Theater: The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen | SUN JAN 29 | 1pm
Ever wonder what happened after the hare and the tortoise famously faced off? Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare are in a whole new kind of race; their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, Lightwire Theater brings this tale into a new brilliant light.
Paddington Gets in a Jam | SAT FEB 18 | 11am
For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington Bear. In this original slapstick comedy, Paddington goes next door to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbor Mr. Curry, who is expecting a visit from his Great Aunt Matilda. Paddington offers to help before her arrival, and in typical Paddington fashion, nothing goes to plan. The pipes burst and flood the bathroom. The vacuum cleaner misbehaves and leaves dust everywhere. Paddington adds too much self-rising flour to the cake, and his efforts at wallpapering turn into catastrophic (and sticky) chaos! Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Great Aunt Matilda arrives?
Cirque Mechanics Zephyr | FRI MAR 3 | 7:30pm
Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beauty and efficacy of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the creative team at Cirque Mechanics to create Zephyr, a theatrical circus show that harnesses human power, instead of wind, to generate an energetic acrobatic experience. A performance windmill serves as the multi-functional mechanical centerpiece of the story. Mounted on a turntable, the windmill combines both modern and older more picturesque elements – with the transformation from one aspect to another providing a change of scenery in real time.
Pinkalicious The Musical | SUN APR 30 | 1pm
Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. Alas Pinkalicious needs a way out of her pink predicament, and joined by her family they find unity and appreciation in the quirks that define us all.