Sometimes it can be difficult to find fun and engaging activities for kids in the city. Amusement parks, and museums can only be visited so many times before they become redundant. If you’re a parent looking to do something different from the norm, then try taking your kids to a play. Not only is it a cultural experience but also a memorable one. Kids may forget all the times they went to a movie theater, but they’ll never forget their theater experience. So if you are looking to create memories with your child then check check out our list of 5 plays you should take your kids to see. Enjoy!
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Sept. 20th-28th | Walnut St. Theater
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice’s madcap adventures as she chases the White Rabbit, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Those ‘Wonderland’ful songs include “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”
Nov. 4th-Jan.4th | The Walnut St. Theatre
Based on the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” You’ll have a “Jolly Holiday” with Mary and discover a world where “Anything Can Happen” if you let it!
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Nov. 25th-30th | The Academy of Music
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes.
Beauty and the Beast
Nov.26-Feb. 1 | Aarden Theatre
Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Nov. 29th-Dec. 21st | The Walnut St. Theatre
WST for Kids Subscribers get additional savings with Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL Tickets are only $14 (regularly $16) in the orchestra or mezzanine rows A-GG and $12 (regularly $14) in the mezzanine rows H-R. There is no limit to the number of discounted tickets for A Christmas Carol, so make it a party and bring your kids’ friends along to this annual celebration!