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5 Unique Broadway Musicals to See With Your Family This Holiday Season

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|by Marshall W. Mabry IV |

There’s a Broadway show for every kind of family this season

It’s the Holidays in New York City again, which means there are a ton of new Broadway shows ready to greet tourists from all over the world. Are your kids a little too young for The Phantom of the Opera and maybe a little too old for The Lion King? Or maybe you’re attempting to reconcile the tastes of your adult children with your own. No matter who you’re seeing a show with, it’s always a struggle to find one that will please everyone, but this season, you’re in luck: Broadway has quite a few shows, both established and upcoming, for your group to choose from. Here are a few suggestions of unique Broadway musicals for festive show-going this holiday season.


Patti Murin and John Riddle in ‘Frozen’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

Patti Murin and John Riddle in ‘Frozen’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

You can never truly go wrong with a Disney musical; It’s a guaranteed good time for kids of all ages. Frozen brandishes the most beautiful costuming and the catchiest tunes on Broadway. No matter how old you are, you’ll be tempted to sing along when you watch Elsa “Let it Go.” With new original music in addition to the songs we love from the movie, Frozen is sure to be a hit with your family.

The Cher Show
For parents everywhere, this is your show. Sometimes on road trips, you can get tired of listening to the same Top 40 hits of today on repeat, but sometimes all it takes is one song to take you down memory lane. This show is dedicated to that very trip, featuring all the Cher hits we know and love. It tells Cher’s life story, from her showbiz beginnings with Sonny to her evolution into the icon we all know today as Cher.

The Prom
The Prom
has already made history on Broadway after only being open for only a week! On Thanksgiving Day, when the cast performed on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the performance featured the first and only LGBTQ+ kiss to be broadcast on the parade. For your teens that love shows like Mean Girls and Be More Chill, The Prom is Broadway’s latest arrival set to the beat of a different drum, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

King Kong
If you want a classic Broadway experience, King Kong is your best bet. It serves up old-school Broadway dance numbers with a contemporary style. Not to mention the show’s main attraction: the 20 ft.-tall Kong puppet. King Kong recently swung into The Broadway Theatre, and has shown no signs of slowing down since, giving us a little bit of old with a dash of new and a whole lot of Broadway magic.

Head Over Heels
If you’re searching for a nonstop, high-energy show, but also want to scratch that itch for a Shakespearean theatrical experience, this is the show for you. Head Over Heels is set to the music of the legendary band, The Go-Go’s, and features classic sounds like “We Got the Beat” and “Vacation.” Just like The Prom, this show features an LGBTQ+ positive story, with some of the fiercest performers on Broadway. Head Over Heels is nothing short of a spectacle, and that’s why it tops this list!

For more of the best of Broadway, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in December 2018

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