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Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating and producing Disney On Ice: 'Follow Your Heart'

Interview With Kids' Musician Laurie Berkner

Interview With Kids' Musician Laurie Berkner

Children's musician, Laurie Berkner, has released a new album called Superhero, where she inspires kids to be their best selves.

Pip’s Island Opening in NYC this November

Pip’s Island Opening in NYC this November

Kids will get the chance to step into a fantasy world starting on November 11 when Pip’s Island, an immersive theatre experience combining gaming, animation and fantasy, opens in downtown Manhattan.

PAW Patrol Coming to a Stage Near You

PAW Patrol Coming to a Stage Near You

PAW Patrol, is hitting the road with its first-ever live stage show, PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue, coming to 90 U.S. cities, including NYC, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Coming to Broadway

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Coming to Broadway

The new teaser trailer for Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has got fans counting the days until they enter a world of pure imagination when the show opens in April.

Big Apple Circus Announces Emergency Fundraising Drive

Big Apple Circus Announces Emergency Fundraising Drive

Big Apple Circus announced today its campaign to “Save the Circus,” an emergency fundraising drive to help the circus raise $2 million over the next two months or it will have to cease operation.

Disney's Frozen Coming to Broadway in 2018

Disney's Frozen Coming to Broadway in 2018

Disney announced a live production of its hit musical film Frozen will hit Broadway in spring 2018.

'Fashion Academy the Musical': A Child Reviews a Children's Show

'Fashion Academy the Musical': A Child Reviews a Children's Show

The Vital Theatre Company's "Fashion Academy the Musical" is based on the book by Sheryl Berk and 13-year-old Carrie Berk. It plays weekends through the end of February 2016.

New York Theatre Ballet is Showing Free Productions of 'The Nutcracker'

New York Theatre Ballet is Showing Free Productions of 'The Nutcracker'

New York Theatre Ballet is premiering their production of The Nutcracker at Brookfield Place this winter and is one of the only performances with free admission.

'School of Rock': Meet the Kids in the Band

'School of Rock': Meet the Kids in the Band

Meet five kids who are schooling Broadway in rock 'n' roll in the new show School of Rock.

Kids’ Night on Broadway Kicks Off

Kids’ Night on Broadway Kicks Off

Kids' Night On Broadway offers kids a night of free theater and endless fun.

Take the Kids to SummerStage in NYC

Take the Kids to SummerStage in NYC

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary season of SummerStage in NYC this summer. Presented by the City Parks Foundation, the 2015 SummerStage season includes lots of family-friendly programming, including performances by Laurie Berkner, Shine and the Moonbeams, and a tribute to Michael Jackson.

The New York Palace Partners with Broadway Musical Finding Neverland to Offer Package Deal

The New York Palace Partners with Broadway Musical Finding Neverland to Offer Package Deal

Tickets to the hottest Broadway shows can be hard to come by, so why not treat the whole family to an overnight hotel stay and score tickets to Finding Neverland in the process?

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company, brings the rich heritage of Chinese legends to life, sweeping audiences away with colorful dance, vibrant music, and spectacular sets. What beautiful secrets are in store this year?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

'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.

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.

'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.

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.

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over

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 Review: 'Bring It On: The Musical'

Broadway Review: 'Bring It On: The Musical'

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.

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

Meet Kevin Del Aguila: Broadway Star and NYC Dad

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.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' by Cirque du Soleil

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' by Cirque du Soleil

"Zarkana" by Cirque du Soleil is a tantalizing, funny, and physically thrilling show that your kids will love just as much as you do.

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

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.

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'

From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare.

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride

"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.

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street

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 Brings It to the Next Level

Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level

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."

There’s a New ‘Bully’ in Town

There’s a New ‘Bully’ in Town

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.

Believing in 'War Horse'

Believing in 'War Horse'

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.

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City

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.

NYC Theater Review: Peter Pan at The Theater at MSG

NYC Theater Review: Peter Pan at The Theater at MSG

"Peter Pan" is a two-week-only holiday run at The Theater at MSG this December. Get your tickets now because the magic of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell shouldn't be missed!

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz

The Voca People, an octet of audio-crazed aliens, have landed at NYC's Westside Theatre in an Off-Broadway hit musical fueled by cosmic choreography and amazing a capella.

'Traces' Delights Families With Acrobatics, Music, and Comedy

'Traces' Delights Families With Acrobatics, Music, and Comedy

7 Fingers, a Montreal-based performance art troupe unleashes its latest creation, 'Traces,' to New York City audiences. Having recently performed on 'America's Got Talent,' 'Traces' features an impressive mixture of gravity-defying acrobatics, contemporary music, comedic banter, and much more.

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

New Spider-Man Musical Brings the Action to Broadway

New Spider-Man Musical Brings the Action to Broadway

After much media attention and the longest preview period in Broadway history, the epic new musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark" brings action and rock n' roll to the stage. With a cast of characters that literally soar through the theater, 'Spider-Man' will keep both kids and adults on the edge of their seats.

The Berenstain Bears' New Musical Brings Laughs and Life Lessons to NYC Kids

The Berenstain Bears' New Musical Brings Laughs and Life Lessons to NYC Kids

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical" hits Manhattan after a 35-city theater tour, bringing the classic children's books to life on stage.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' is Cirque du Soleil's Latest, Outrageous Hit

The famous Cirque du Soleil launches its newest show, "Zarkana," at Radio City Music Hall in NYC with all the troupe's signature razzle dazzle -- and then some.

NYC Theater Review: 'Wonderland' on Broadway is the Wildest Wonderland Yet

NYC Theater Review: 'Wonderland' on Broadway is the Wildest Wonderland Yet

Enter Alice's reimagined fantasy world via an NYC elevator and you'll soon realize this isn't your everyday rabbit hole! Broadway’s latest from veteran composer Frank Wildhorn is so worth the trip.

NYC Theater Review: Cirque Mechanics' 'Boom Town' is a Family-Friendly Hit

NYC Theater Review: Cirque Mechanics' 'Boom Town' is a Family-Friendly Hit

Yee-haw! Aerial theatrics and a dose of slapstick humor in a gold-rush setting make "Boom Town" a crowd-pleasing spectacle. See it at The New Victory Theater in Manhattan, April 8-24.

Theater Review: Gustafer Yellowgold's 'Infinity Sock' in NYC

Theater Review: Gustafer Yellowgold's 'Infinity Sock' in NYC

Gustafer Yellowgold and creator Morgan Taylor return to Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre in Manhattan with an all-new imaginative musical for families about Gustafer's journey to find the toe-end of the longest sock in the universe.

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