Delight the young children in your life with exciting live theater and performances from amazing entertainers.

2022-2023 Season

Go Home Tiny Monster

Monday, October 10 | 10am
Presented by The Gottabees
Great for families with children 3-9 yrs

After a sudden storm, Sylvie and her loving family of homespun creatures find themselves in need of a new home.  Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out!  Go Home Tiny Monster is a wildly creative theatrical ode to a community's generosity.   The show, told entirely without words, features The Gottabees’ signature mix of puppetry, live music, physical theater, and joyously absurd silliness.

Stay after the show for a morning of arts including creating a Sukkot holiday art project, exploring dance from across the world, a drum circle, and make your own Tiny Monster with The Gottabees!  Using a wild array of yarn, we’ll create tiny monster puppets and then bring them to life in tiny homes throughout our space. Bring your imagination! This is a creative making experience for families.

Look Out! Science is Coming!

Friday, November 11 | 10:30am and 1pm
Presented by Doktor Kaboom!
Great for families with children 5-12 yrs​

The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences. Explore pressure and force, simple machines, velocity, live experiments and more!

In between performances, explore a day of STEM with robotics, LEGO, Makerspace challenges, chess with a US Women's Chess Champion, slime making and more!

The Magic School Bus

Sunday, March 26 | 10:30am and 1pm
Presented by TheaterworksUSA
Great for families with children ages 4-10 yrs

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

The Pout Pout Fish

Sunday, May 7 | 10:30am and 1pm
Presented by TheaterworksUSA
Great for families with children ages 3-8 yrs

Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam's missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout.

This colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is co-conceived, directed, and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios, whose work was featured in Broadway's The King And I, On the Town, and Radio City's New York Spectacular.

Cost: $22; Member cost: $18

All adults and children attending are required to purchase a ticket. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. All shows are held in the Riemer-Goldstein Theater at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St, Newton.

Contact us at or call 617.558.6481 for tickets and more information.

Magic Ark is a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library®.