If you are looking for things to do, especially when the weather outside is not that great, going to see a Broadway show or musical is a great way to spend your family time. There are lots of great shows that the whole family can enjoy, here are some great tips and choices for you to consider:
If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to finding tickets for great shows, sites such as ticketsales.com are really useful. They offer search functions so you can look for shows that are in your location, as well as specific dates. This makes it much easier to find what you are looking for. Booking shows in advance is the best way to get the seats you want, so always try to plan ahead if possible.
For shows this winter, you have some great choices, here are 6 picks that the whole family can enjoy:
1. White Christmas
Based on the 1954 film of the same name, Irving Berlin’s musical is a seasonal favorite you are sure to love. A festive rom-com musical that is perfect for Christmas, this show is one everyone will enjoy. Set just after WWII, it tells the tale of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a Vermont inn.
Frozen the Musical is brilliant all-year-round, but even more so during winter when the icy setting feels in keeping with the weather. Your kids are probably wild about the films already, so the musical is the perfect sing-along adventure that they can enjoy – and yes, you will enjoy it too! You might surprise yourself when you start singing along with all the words.
3. The Lion King
Another Disney adaptation, The Lion King is wonderfully costumed and an incredible performance that will thrill your kids. It is wonderful to see how the animals are brought to life through brilliant performers and their costumes and this is a musical full of energy and emotion.
This is a classic that you will find more than one version of, as it has been widely adapted. The Disney film has been brilliantly brought to life on Broadway at New Amsterdam, New York but with touring dates, you may find a show closer to home if you live too far from NY.
This widely popular story has also been told many times through many different productions, but Broadway’s Wicked is arguably one of the best. Wicked is the fifth-longest-running Broadway show and it’s easy to see why, as people come back year-after year to see the brilliant performance.
6. Dear Evan Hansen
If your kids are more grown-up, this one is a great choice. With a plot filled with more drama, tragedy and dark comedy, this is one for young-adults and teens to appreciate more than the younger kids.
Of course, your local area may have different things on for different dates, so some shows may only be in certain cities and your local theaters will have their own scheduled performances. Be sure to check their event guides for more details. Whatever you choose to see, enjoy the show!