Best Off-Broadway Shows for Kids in New York City
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Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
If there’s a Harry Potter fan in your family this show is a must-see. It takes a behind-the-scenes look at Hogwarts and students in the Hufflepuffs House. The show is filled with Potter references and inside jokes and is perfect for teens or tweens. The show does contain some risqué references and innuendo so there are special “family friendly” matinee performances on the weekends. Puffs is playing at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St. For more information visit puffstheplay.com.
Blue Man Group
This show is one of the most fun on the list. It’s great for kids because they will have no expectations about what they are seeing and that really is the best way to go in to this performance art-based show. Three men covered in blue paint entertain audiences by making music, interacting with audience members, and splashing paint every where. If you really want to immerse yourself in the messy fun, sit in the “poncho section.” Kids 5 and younger are not permitted. Blue Man Group is playing at Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St. For more information visit blueman.com/new-york.