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Family-friendly performances on Long Island in January

Mickey and Minnie Mouse host "Disney on Ice

Mickey and Minnie Mouse host "Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic," running Jan. 9 -12 at the Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: Feld Entertainment)

Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout January to help you plan a fun-filled day.

Peter Pan and Wendy at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center (265 E. Main St., East Islip) on Saturdays at 2 p.m. starting Jan. 4 through Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 at noon. A live performance of the tale of a boy who didn't want to grow up. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland at Studio Theatre (141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst) on Saturdays at 2 p.m. starting Jan. 4 through Jan. 25. A live performance and mash-up of two kid-friendly classics. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.


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Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale) starting Thursday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 12. Times vary. A live ice performance featuring many of your favorite Disney characters. Price: $17.50-$165.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Seacliff Elementary School (280 Carpentar Ave., Sea Cliff) on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. A children's musical based on the book by Judith Viorst presented by Theatreworks USA and Two Bean Productions. Price: $25.

Winnie the Pooh at BroadHollow Theatre Company (700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont) on Saturday, Jan. 11, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 at noon. See a live performance featuring the always-lovable Winne the Pooh. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas at Tilles Center (Rte. 25A, Brookville) on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A children's musical based on the book by Danny Schnitzlein. It tells the story of a young boy who refuses to eat his peas, until he finds a crafty monster who will. Price: $15-$23.

The Happy Clam Show at Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City) on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. A live performance presented by Lena and The Happy Clam Band featuring music, movement and games. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Price: $10, $5 with museum admission.

Leo Lionni's "Swimmy" and Other Stories at Landmark on Main Street (232 Main St., Port Washington) on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A puppet theater production based on Leo Lionni's stories "Swimmy," "Inch by Inch" and "Frederick." Price: $18.

The Magic of Thaddeus at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center (305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills) on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. A live performance featuring comedy and magic. Price: $10.

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