The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company is proud to announce that its 2024 Summer Children Theatre Series! Tuesdays at the Ocean City Music Pier will feature five fully-staged family musicals at 10:30 a.m., beginning July 2nd through July 30th.
All tickets are $11 in advance and $13 on the day of the show. Individual show tickets will go on sale at 9am on February 1st. To purchase your tickets, visit oceancitytheatrecompany.com. If you are interested in buying tickets to all five shows for one low price email, email@example.com to join OCTC’s Children’s Series Subscription Program.
The 2024 Children’s Theatre Series will feature the following shows:
July 2 – Garfield, the Musical with Cattitude
Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat, fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays… he deserves it for being the best cat ever! Unfortunately, all of his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon, and even his nemesis, Nermal – seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find excitement, but he soon realizes that home is where the heart (and the food) is.
July 9 – Chatlotte’s Web, The Musical
Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
July 16 – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!
Based on the award-winning children’s book, audiences can now hop on board for an unforgettable ride. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award-winning “Pigeon” picture books, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. It’s not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Featuring an innovative mix of songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
July 23 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Seven dwarves, a beautiful girl, a jealous queen, a magic mirror, and a poisoned apple create a diabolical combination in this musical adaptation of the classic Grimm fairy tale.
July 30 – The Perfect Dog
Inspired by the The New York Times best-selling author John O’Hurley’s book The Perfect Dog, Sam, a twelve-year-old perfectionist, searches for a flawless dog to enter in the town’s dog contest. Unable to find a canine that measures up, Sam must resort to training the family dog, Max, who is less than eager to obey commands. In the end, Sam and Max learn that there is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being perfect for each other.
The Ocean City Theatre Company is proud to announce that funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners through the Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage. OCTC also extends its gratitude to the City of Ocean City for their support of live, family-friendly entertainment and welcoming the 2024 Children’s Series lineup back to the Ocean City Music Pier.