Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Broadway shows offer an enriching experience for families, making them ideal for a night out with the kids. Live performances expose children to various art forms, including music, dance, and theatre, which can positively impact their creativity and imagination. Broadway shows also often incorporate historical themes and social messages that can spark meaningful discussions and learning opportunities for the whole family.

Aladdin on Broadway

Elementary to Middle School

Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway follows a quick-witted young man who stumbles upon a magic lamp that releases a comical genie that grants three wishes. It’s a vibrant, action-packed spectacle filled with memorable songs (such as A Whole New World), intricate dance numbers, and a timeless tale about self-discovery, love, and friendship. No matter your age, this dazzling musical extravaganza is bound to be a magical experience.

The Lion King is an engaging musical set in the African savannah, bringing Simba’s journey of bravery and resilience to theatre audiences. The combination of captivating storytelling, mesmerizing costumes, puppetry, and memorable songs such as Circle of Life make for a perfect family night out. This must-see Broadway adventure will immerse families into a world of awe and imagination as it teaches engaging lessons on loss and courage.

Wicked on Broadway

A prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked focuses on the friendship of witches Glinda and Elphaba. This Broadway show offers a compelling blend of adventure and comedy with stunning production. With themes of acceptance and daring anthems like Defying Gravity, Wicked provides a memorable, thought-provoking experience for families.

& Juliet on Broadway
[& Juliet; Matthew Murphy photo]

Middle School to High School

Discover & Juliet, a musical retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet. With Juliet choosing life after Romeo’s death, this production explores themes of independence and identity, packed with pop anthems from Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and P!NK. An engaging, empowering experience for older kids, & Juliet offers a fresh take on a Shakespearean classic.

A new hit, Back to the Future, is based on the beloved 1985 movie. Featuring a captivating narrative, original score by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, and iconic film tunes such as The Power of Love, this exciting, nostalgic Broadway journey takes audiences back to 1955 Hill Valley for exhilarating time-travelling adventures. 

Six on Broadway

Six, the hit Broadway musical, revisits the lives of Henry VIII’s wives in a concert-like setting, with queens narrating their own stories. Known for strong vocals and an empowering female narrative, it’s an ideal family outing. Six is a new-age history lesson that brings a refreshing, empowering experience popular among younger and older audiences alike. Don’t miss this unique Broadway sensation.

The Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors tells the intriguing tale of an introverted florist assistant, Seymour, who unintentionally nurtures a carnivorous plant with a taste for blood. This family-friendly sci-fi musical, with unforgettable characters and catchy songs, mesmerizes audiences, making it an enduring classic.

Hamilton on Broadway
[Hamilton; photo by Joan Marcus]

Hamilton, a revolutionary musical phenomenon, narrates the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through a unique blend of hip-hop, rap, and traditional musical theatre. It also serves as an innovative educational tool, as it contains themes of immigration, ambition, and the American Dream.

The diverse cast performs soulful music, creating an appealing ensemble for both domestic and international audiences. Hamilton is essential viewing for a fascinating historical journey.

Aladdin Broadway Theatre

Tips for Planning a Broadway Show With Family

Planning a family night out to see a Broadway show requires some careful consideration. It’s always a good idea to explore the availability of discounted tickets or promotions. Many Broadway shows offer special deals for families, such as discounted prices or package deals that include meals or merchandise. Opting for seats closer to the stage can provide better viewing to enhance the overall experience for younger audience members. 

Prior to the show, explore the area’s museums and art galleries, take a stroll through a park, or shop at local boutiques. Some productions even offer post-show events or cast meet-and-greets to add to a fun day out on and around Broadway.

Another way to introduce kids to a Broadway production is by watching clips or trailers online, listening to the soundtrack, or even reading the synopsis together. This not only builds excitement but familiarizes them with the characters, plot, and music, to help enhance their engagement and enjoyment during the performance.

Visit The Broadway Collection online for the latest offerings and to order tickets.

This post produced in partnership with The Broadway Collection. Top image by Matthew Murphy; additional photos courtesy of The Broadway Collection.

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