Top 4 Family Friendly Shows on Broadway
| Daniel Walters

Nothing beats the feeling of walking into an elegant theatre, Playbill in hand, knowing that you are definitely in for a treat. 

There’s no doubt that seeing a Broadway show is at the pinnacle of the New York City experience and through the eyes of a child, it may even be considered a magical one. So before you bring the kids to the Book of Mormon, it is crucial for you to ensure that the experience is as appropriate as it is enjoyable. Factoring in quality, content and morality, here are our top 4 family-approved performances on Broadway tonight that are tastefully inspiring for both the child sitting next to you and the one within yourself.


1. The Lion King

Transport your family to the vast African grasslands with the award winning and always popular, The Lion King. With amazing music, marvelous dancing and fascinating costumes, this theatrical rendition the childhood classic will have the whole family singing “Hakuna Matata” all the way home.


2. Aladdin

Grab a magic carpet (or taxi) and soar on over to Broadway because this show is one not to be missed. True to the notion that a Disney show will never disappoint, Aladdin will be sure to show your family a whole new world.  Exceptional production value meets an already unforgettable story, this show will leave its viewers awestruck with a rejuvenated belief in fairy tales and star-crossed lovers.


3. Matilda

Who could forget the warmth that Ms. Honey instilled in our hearts or the feeling of sheer terror that “the chockey” once stirred within us in Roald Dahl's Matilda? Treat the family to this one-of-a-kind tale about a one-of-a-kind girl. Between the amazing onstage performances and the very meaningful message on persevering through obstacles, the hit-musical Matilda will leave you with an irreversible smile on your face and a sense of real-life magic within your heart.


4. Wicked

Fear not: Despite a witchy cast, Wicked tells a tale that whole family is sure to enjoy.

Follow the story of a not-so-wicked witch, this critically acclaimed and simply stunning production provides some backstory to The Wizard of Oz. While we won’t spoil the ending for you, you are sure to walk away from this performance inspired, refreshed and with “Defying Gravity” stuck in your head for days.