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Summer Children’s Theatre Series Tickets on Sale Feb. 1

Summer Children’s Theatre Series Tickets on Sale Feb. 1


The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company has announced its 2024 Summer Children Theatre Series.

On Tuesdays, the Ocean City Music Pier will feature five fully staged family musicals at 10:30 a.m., beginning July 2 through July 30.

All tickets are $11 in advance and $13 on the day of the show. Individual show tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on February 1.

The 2024 Children’s Theatre Series will feature the following shows:

JULY 2nd – 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 and 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 9th – CHARLOTTE’S WEB (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 16th – 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 No. 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 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 23rd – SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS — 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 30th – THE PERFECT DOG — Inspired by the The New York Times best-selling author John O’Hurley’s book The Perfect Dog, Sam, a 12-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 announced that funding for the summer series 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 its support of live, family-friendly entertainment and welcoming the 2024 Children’s Series lineup back to the Ocean City Music Pier.

To purchase tickets, visit If you are interested in buying tickets to all five shows for one low price, email to join OCTC’s Children’s Series Subscription Program.