Family Entertainment



A New Children’s Theater Production at the Gordon Center

Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
$15 first 3 rows / $12

The Children’s Theater Production Company at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to spotlight its inaugural presentation of SHINE, an annual winter showcase featuring original and Broadway material performed by the 1st-8th grade CTP Company.

Join the CTP Company as the children sing, act and dance their way into your hearts. A perfect Saturday night out on the town for your family to enjoy together!



Maccabeats Chanukah concert
Sponsored by Katzner-Panitz Family
Recommended for Ages 4+

Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 3:00pm | SOLD OUT

View a preview of the Maccabeats.

Happy Anniversary message from The Maccabeats.

With a massive fan base, more than 20 million views on YouTube, and a White House performance under their belts, this charismatic a cappella phenomenon plans to “light up” the Gordon’s Chanukah celebration with a smart eclectic mix of popular Jewish, American, and Israeli songs fused with inspirational holiday stories. Take the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, and then -- kick back and enjoy this uniquely cool and dynamic group of singers as they connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages.



Sheldon Low Community Concert
Co-presented with the Macks Center for Jewish Education and PJ Library.
Recommended for Ages 3+

Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 3:00pm | Buy Tickets
$15/Adult, $10/Child (up to age 15) in advance
$17/Adult, $12/Child (up to age 15) at the door

View a preview of Sheldon Low.

If you love Jewish music that’s part traditional and part rockin’, get ready to meet one of the brightest young stars in Jewish rock music today. Sheldon Low infuses Jewish song, spirit, and religion into rousing rock and roll rhythms, as he tours Jewish communities throughout North America. Since the start of his Jewish music career, Low has released four albums, two of which – It’s Challah Time and Look at Me -- have been widely distributed by PJ Library.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Box

for children ages 6 months to 3 years and their families

Join us at the Gordon as we welcome a talented ensemble of BSO musicians for engaging interactive performances designed to make classical music fun and accessible for our little ones. All concerts will be held in the Gordon lobby which will be filled with a range of musical and creative activities for babies and families. Seating is unreserved. Be sure to join us 30 minutes prior to the concert for fun and exploration with your child.

Great Big Animals
Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust

Sunday, March 13, 2016 | 10:00-10:30am | 11:30am-Noon | Buy Tickets
$10/Child, $10/Adult

The BSO’s Brass Quintet echoes the movements and vibrations of creatures wild and tame as your child explores classical music and animals. This program emphasizes listening and motor and language skills development for children.




 View more family and dance shows!

Alice in Wonderland by Ballet Theater of Maryland

View past performances 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

What did those silly dinosaurs really sound like?! Your little ones will have the opportunity to hear the stomps, roars and ruckus of those giant reptiles in this interactive BSO program. Celebrate the Jurassic world of eons past and the fantastic world of modern classical music as we bounce, clap, listen and sing along.




The Cashore Marionettes in “Simple Gifts”
Sponsored by Katzner-Panitz Family

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Internationally acclaimed Puppeteer Joseph Cashore masterfully manipulates hand-crafted marionettes into vignettes that delight children and adults by exploring our lives through theatrical illusion, music, and with humor, sensitivity and grace. Unmatched in artistry, agility, and refinement of movement, Cashore, who performs across North America, Europe, and Asia, is a recipient of a Citation of Excellence from Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA), the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive.


Carnival of the Animals with the Columbia Orchestra and Dance Connections
Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hear the triumphant trumpets of the elephants, the royal piano stride of the lions, and the whistle call of the roosters, as the Columbia Orchestra rouses an afternoon of musical enchantment in a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ most popular piece - Carnival of the Animals. Dancers from Dance Connections playfully animate the orchestration as they perform toSaint-Saëns’ festive composition.


Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sponsored by BGE
Recommended for Ages 4+

Sunday, November 29, 2015

You’ll witness a show of breathtaking skill and beauty as these award-winning Chinese performers work their theatrical magic, combining dance and acrobatics with spectacular costumes and ancient and contemporary music.Nominated to receive the New York Drama Desk awards for Unique Theatrical Experience and Best Choreography, the Golden Dragon Acrobats deploy amazing skill and finesse to create astonishing, eye-popping entertainment, leaving audiences in awe of a twenty-five century old Chinese tradition.