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Family Friendly Broadway Shows


New York is the best place to see a live theater act. These performances are unlike the filtered and water down presentations that you are used from your television. Get swept up in the excitement of seeing actors, musicians and performers on stage right in front of you. Producers have created several of the best Broadway shows for families that are playing throughout the year.

Sifting through the clutter of Broadway shows tickets and information can be a daunting task, and not every performance is appropriate for your children. Here are some of the most successful shows that are intended for whole families to enjoy.

Disney is famous for its family entertainment, and has adapted its popular animated film for the stage. This show has received some of the best reviews. Taking your children to this performance gives them the chance to see their favorite characters sing and dance live before their very eyes.

This is the stage version of a clever new tale that chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West’s rise to villainy. Although the book is very dark, the stage version of this alternative take on the classic Wizard of Oz story is an excellent show for your children. It has won a number of prestigious trophies including a Grammy and three Tony Awards

The Lion King
Another Disney adaptation, this performance features one of the most colorful arrays of costumes, lively dance performances, and original music. If your children are already fans of this story, they won’t want to miss this theatrical presentation of Simba’s transformation from a lion cub to a king.

The Blue Man Group
Unlike other performances, this is not a musical nor does it follow a traditional storyline. Instead, mimes painted in blue work together in a hilarious combination of acts that will keep you guessing throughout the show. Combining humor with percussive music and choreography, the Blue Man Group serves up excitement and creates a multisensory experience that you won’t find anywhere else.


In addition to just selecting the right show, you need to plan your trip out carefully. This may be your first time at the theater, and although the experience can be unforgettable, it can also be overwhelming if you are unprepared.

Keep the following tips in mind:
• Read reviews and purchase tickets ahead of time online
• Avoid bringing children younger than six years old
• Arrive early to get settled in your seats on time
• Turn off cell phones and other portable electronics during the performance.

Don’t miss out on the live theater. Talk it over with the rest of your clan, and decide on a show you will all enjoy. Complete your visit to New York by watching one the best Broadway shows for families.

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