Wicked - Gershwin Theater

Broadway Musicals that are Great for Kids


Ahh, the glamor of Broadway. For decades the various theaters located in this part of New York City have brought the greatest musicals known to man to captivated audiences of all ages, creeds, and persuasions.

For children, the selections are just as robust as stories new and old are being adapted for the Broadway stage.

Here, we’re going to take a look at the top five Broadway musicals for kids, with emphasis on price and performance. Have you taken your child to one of these Broadway musicals? Let us know in the comments.

Aladdin – The New Amsterdam Theater

Aladdin - The New Amsterdam Theater

The Disney smash hit Aladdin was a veritable blockbuster when it was released as a feature animated film in the 1990’s, and has since spawned an entire world of spinoffs, live performances, and more.

Currently showing at the New Amsterdam Theater, you’re able to snag tickets for $60-$80 depending on seating location. If you find yourself wanting to “genuflect, show some respect, down on one knee,” do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Anastasia – Broadhurst Theater

Anastasia - Broadhurst Theater

The classic tale of a Russian princess trying to find out the secret to her past, Anastasia On Broadway brings the iconic animated feature to life on the Broadway stage with breathtaking musical performances and dance numbers that will linger in the memory for years to come.

Currently showing at the Broadhurst Theater, you can see Anastasia in all its Broadway glory for anywhere between $69-$179.

Frozen – The St. James Theater

Frozen - The St. James Theater

The smash 2013 animated film Frozen spawned a craze around the song “Let It Go” that has not only become a social media sensation – it has solidified itself as one of the most recognizable songs in our modern times. Children all over are ecstatic over the soaring vocal lines and the lessons of inner strength and personal acceptance.

Tickets for Frozen at the St. James Theater are available for anything between $80-$200 depending on seating. But, the price is well worth not only the stellar performance that has garnered rave reviews – the St. James Theater is one of the most beautiful theaters on Broadway, bar none.

King Kong – The Broadway Theater

King Kong - The Broadway Theater

Through an unparalleled feat of modern puppetry, King Kong is set to be one of the greatest technical achievements in Broadway theater in recent history. An epic tale of unlikely friendship set in Depression-era New York City, children will learn the value of standing up for what is right in the face of insurmountable pressure.

Tickets for King Kong range in price from $49-$179, but the price shouldn’t scare you. Not only is this performance an awe-inspiring tour de force of creative and technological talent- the Broadway Theater is perhaps one of the mainstays of the true Broadway experience.

Wicked – Gershwin Theater

Wicked - Gershwin Theater

A tale of looking closely at the bad guy, Wicked began giving us insight into who the Wicked Witch of the West truly was since 2003. Winner of three Tony awards in 2004, Wicked has captivated audiences ever since for its strange take on the anti-hero creation story.

Tickets for the show’s run at the glorious Gershwin Theater run between $100-$205, and is suggested for ages 10 and up.

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