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. They’ve 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

Broadway Musicals - 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. It 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.


Beetlejuice – Wintergarden Theater

Broadway Musicals - Winter Garden Theater - Beetlejuice

This hilarious musical is based on Tim Burton’s much loved cult classic movie. It has it all…giant striped worms, shrimp cocktail and my favorite character, the shrunken head guy. Showing at the Winter Garden Theater, you can see Beetlejuice in all its netherworld glory for anywhere between $69-$179.


Frozen – The St. James Theater

Broadway Musicals - St. James Theater - Frozen

The smash 2013 animated film Frozen spawned a craze around the song “Let It Go” that became a social media sensation. It also 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. However, the price is well worth the stellar performance that has garnered rave reviews. On top of that, the St. James Theater is one of the most beautiful theaters on Broadway.


The Lion King – Minskoff Theatre

Broadway Musicals - Minskoff Theater - The Lion King

Through an unparalleled feat of modern puppetry, The Lion King is one of the greatest technical achievements in Broadway theater. It’s based on the wildly popular Disney movie, with music by Sir Elton John and the unbelievable vision of Julie Taymor. This is truly a Broadway classic that still entertains and marvels audience young and old alike.

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


Wicked – Gershwin Theater

Broadway Musicals - Gershwin Theatre - Wicked

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. A tale of looking closely at the bad guymaking it the 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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