Family Series

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Lafon Arts Center’s Family Series

Our Family Series invites your whole family to open up their imaginations and get lost in the world we create together! With performances designed to educate, entertain, and inspire, these over-the-top productions in dance, music, and theatre are sure to delight audiences of all ages! Each performance is about one-hour and generally performed without an intermission. We invite artists from around the corner to around the globe for our families to enjoy.  You won’t see anything like this anywhere else!

Get your tickets to all of the shows in our Family Series by clicking below, or check out each link for individual tickets.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sunday, September 22

The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show created by Jonathan Rockefeller features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The production faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 48 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 18.2 million copies. 

Following extended runs in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, this “colorful, engaging and charming” production (Huffington Post) returns to New York City every year, with its most recent 8-month run being its biggest yet.

Lightwire Theater

Lightwire Theater's Dino-Light

Sunday, November 3

DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp.

In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.

The Remember Balloons

The Remember Balloons

Friday, January 24

James’s Grandpa has the best balloons because he has the best memories. He has balloons showing Dad when he was young and Grandma when they were married. Grandpa has balloons about camping and Aunt Nelle’s poor cow. Grandpa also has a silver balloon filled with the memory of a fishing trip he and James took together.

But when Grandpa’s balloons begin to float away, James is heartbroken. No matter how hard he runs, James can’t catch them. One day, Grandpa lets go of the silver balloon— and he doesn’t even notice!

Grandpa no longer has balloons of his own. But James has many more than before. It’s up to him to share those balloons, one by one.

Created by Director/Choreographer Dominic Moore-Dunson, recognized in Dance Magazine’s prestigious “25 to Watch” list for 2023, this dance production breathes life into “The Remember Balloons” story by bringing it to the stage! Beautifully accompanied by an original score composed by Theron Brown, the show incorporates digital projections and voiceover narration to complement Moore-Dunson’s theatrical choreography, resulting in an experience built for the entire family.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sunday, April 6

Windsor Castle to Carnegie Hall, the all-singing, all-plucking Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain continues to break the mould with a programme of new tunes as well as old classics.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is an unforgettable experience. A witty, quirky, irreverent, joyful, foot-stomping obituary of rock & roll and melodious light entertainment, all played on the ‘bonsai guitar’. Add to this a menagerie of voices, eccentric humour and a fusion of post-punk energy meets afternoon tea, and a wonderful night of entertainment is guaranteed.

There are no pianos, backing tracks or banjos, no pitch shifters or electronic trickery. Only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by different sized ukuleles, vocal harmonies, and a bit of whistling. Prepare yourselves for a roller coaster ride through every musical genre. From Abba to ZZ Top, Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, whether its Soul, Funk, Classical,
Country, Pop, Rock, Punk or Folk, in the hands of the Ukulele Orchestra, musical alchemy unites and transports the audience.

So in demand, they find themselves perpetually ‘on a world tour with hand luggage only’, The Ukulele Orchestra are delighted to be back in the USA once again with our friends across the pond. Buckle up.

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Dragons & Mythical Beasts

Friday, April 11

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical show for all the family.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…

From the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, this award-winning show is back in the US by popular demand, direct from London’s West End.

Don’t miss this spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

Disney in Concert: Once Upon a Time

Disney in Concert: Once Upon a Time

Saturday, April 26

Join us for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four singers and your Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney in Concert: Once Upon a Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Encanto, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and many more.

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