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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
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" 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," 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.
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.
Black Violin, the dynamic duo that includes violinists Kev and Wil B, astounds audiences with a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Catch a concert at Manhattan's New Victory Theater this November.
Broadway's "Bring It On: The Musical" is a pep rally with heart, humor, and backflips that teens and tweens will love. It's a must-see for kids who love cheerleading and a fun ride for the whole family.
Acclaimed actor, writer, and director Kevin Del Aguila talks about his alternating roles as Broadway star (in the Tony-winning "Peter and the Starcatcher") and Manhattan dad.
Check out these 8 kids' shows on stage this August across Long Island, including Dora the Explorer in Smithtown, Freckleface Strawberry in Lindenhurst, and Disney's 101 Dalmatians in Patchogue.
"Zarkana" by Cirque du Soleil is a tantalizing, funny, and physically thrilling show that your kids will love just as much as you do.
In Broadway's Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook. Is the show for kids? Yes and no, says our theater critic.
From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare.
"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" is an NYC show with Vegas flair, welcoming kids into a world of quirky and energetic magic that they (and their parents) won't soon forget.
Our theater editor reviews a new Off-Broadway musical version of 'Alice in Wonderland' presented by the Literally Alive Children's Theatre group at the Players Theatre in NYC. Join her on a magical, musical underground adventure for theatergoers young and old, down a most awesome rabbit hole in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Blue Man Group has taken its tongue-in-cheek techno passion to the next level with some awesome new additions to its long-running show at NYC's Astor Place Theatre. Get the scoop on the larger-than-life thrills in store for audience members young and old at this interactive experience the creators like to call "alternative Broadway."
The Bully, a critically acclaimed musical for young audiences, tackles the bullying epidemic with smarts, humor, and plenty of dancing, is a great conversation starter.
The Tony Award-winning "War Horse," now playing at Lincoln Center in NYC, brings two horse puppets to life to give theatergoers one jaw-dropping experience. Read on for details on this stunning play based on a story that's captured the hearts of millions, from the book up to the big screen.
In classic New York style, there are plenty of festive shows to choose from this holiday season, from classics like the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" to new treats like "Peter Pan" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Get all the details on these fun family shows here, including age ranges, running dates, and ticket prices.