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Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2014 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here.

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains.

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert

Enter now for your chance to win tickets to see beloved children's musicians the Laurie Berkner Band live at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture.

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015

Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way.

'The Nutcracker' Performances in NYC in 2015

'The Nutcracker' Performances in NYC in 2015

UPDATED: November 2015: Where to see 'The Nutcracker' ballet in NYC, including performances in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Shen Yun Inspires the Imagination at Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Inspires the Imagination at Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a Chinese dance company, performs at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City from January 10-19, 2014. Formed in 2006, Shen Yun performs classical Chinese dance and brings ancient Chinese tradition to the performing arts across the globe.

Big Apple Circus Presents 'Luminocity' at Lincoln Center

Big Apple Circus Presents 'Luminocity' at Lincoln Center

Head to Lincoln Center for LUMINOCITY, the Big Apple Circus' all-new show starting October 25, 2013. The one-ring performance will showcase acrobats, clowns, and performers from all over the world for an awe-inspiring tribute to New York City.

Enter to Win Tickets to a Screening of Shrek the Musical on DVD

Enter to Win Tickets to a Screening of Shrek the Musical on DVD

In honor of the DVD release of 'Shrek the Musical,' NYMetroParents is giving away tickets to a special screening on October 12! Enter now for your chance to win!

Theater Review: 'Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation'

Theater Review: 'Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation'

The newest installment of this the Gazillion Bubble Show in NYC features more tricks, more laughs, and most importantly -- more bubbles! Our theater editor gives you a behind-the-scenes look at this popular show and the family who works magic with bubbles.

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company, which is based in Fairfield, CT, will expand to offer more shows in the 2013-2014 season as well as arts education programs in CT schools and drama therapy for pediatric patients at Norwalk Hospital.

NYC Theater Review: 'Wanda's Monster'

NYC Theater Review: 'Wanda's Monster'

With a catchy score and colorful characters, 'Wanda's Monster' is a book-turned-musical that preaches the importance of being open to new things -- even things that go bump in the night. Our theater editor reviews the show, playing at NYC's Dimson Theatre.

Family Shows on Long Island this August

Family Shows on Long Island this August

See what shows are playing on Long Island this August, including outdoor concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and family-friendly theater in Albertson, Centerport, East Islip, East Meadow, Elmont, Garden City, Manhasset, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Riverhead, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Wantagh.

Outdoor Shows in Connecticut this August

Outdoor Shows in Connecticut this August

Want to watch a show under the stars this summer? Here's where you and your family can enjoy outdoor theater in Fairfield County this August, including shows kid-friendly shows in Bridgeport, New Canaan, and Ridgefield.

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families

Our theater editor reviews "Monkey: Journey to the West," playing at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and dubs it a family-friendly crowd-pleaser full of fantastical costumes, sets, and choreography with impressive acrobatic and martial art displays.

1930s Suffolk Theater Reopens after Renovations

1930s Suffolk Theater Reopens after Renovations

The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead recently held its grand opening after being closed for renovations. The theater now has a restaurant and two bars inside for the complete dinner and a show experience on Long Island. The Suffolk Theater also has three children’s theater events on the schedule for the summer.

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience

A music therapist and award-winning children's musician offers tips on bringing your child to a concert or other live music performance, including how to choose the best venue, prepare kids for the show, and help them engage with the music.

Theater Review: Off Broadway's 'Old Hats'

Theater Review: Off Broadway's 'Old Hats'

"Old Hats," the Off Broadway show by comedy duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner, combines old-school vaudeville with live music and modern technology for a mostly family-friendly show brimming with irony and hilarity.

'Cinderella' on Broadway: A Magical Musical with a Modern Message

'Cinderella' on Broadway: A Magical Musical with a Modern Message

In 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' on Broadway, the beloved fairy-tale princess makes her debut (in glass slippers, of course) in a musical filled iconic songs, loveable characters, and a few modern surprises.

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'

It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard.

'Bunnicula': The Ultimate Hare-Raising Musical

'Bunnicula': The Ultimate Hare-Raising Musical

Bunnicula, the popular book series by James and Deborah Howe, is brought to the stage of the DR2 Theatre in Manhattan in a new musical brimming with mystery, music, and wit. Both fans of the books and kids who are new to the story will find something to love in this show.

Jane Lynch Will Join Broadway's 'Annie' in May

Jane Lynch Will Join Broadway's 'Annie' in May

Award-winning actress Jane Lynch of the hit show "Glee" will make her Broadway debut May 16 as Ms. Hannigan in the current revival of "Annie" playing at the Palace Theatre in New York City.

'Annie' Shines on Broadway

'Annie' Shines on Broadway

"Annie" the musical, now playing on Broadway, is winning over a new generation of kids who connect with Annie's spirit and classic rags-to-riches tale. Our theater critic goes behind the scenes with Katie Finneran, who plays the comically villainous Ms. Hannigan.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC

"The Velveteen Rabbit," a Theatreworks production playing at DR2 Theatre in Manhattan, is a charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

5 Places to See 'A Christmas Carol' on Long Island This Year

Looking for places to see "A Christmas Carol" on Long Island in December 2012? Check out these 5 family-friendly showings of Dickens's classic holiday tale in Bellmore, Northport, Oakdale, and Port Jefferson.




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